PREP TENNIS: Ponderosa edges Miners to snap streak
Submitted to The Union
The Nevada Union’s tennis team had its win streak snapped at four, losing to the Ponderosa Bruins on their home court Monday. This narrow 5-4 contest left the young Miners with a 4-6 record, finishing in the middle of the Foothill Valley League standings.
In the final match of the year, team captain Kaid Reischman once again led the Miners by sweeping the No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-2. Utilizing a devastating serve, Reischman, a third year varsity player, captured his seventh individual victory of the season.
Freshman Preston Reischman, the No. 2 seed, had his five-match win streak ended in a tight battle 4-6, 4-6. Reischman finished with five triumphs his rookie year.
At No. 3 singles, freshman Nikita Khrypin prevailed 6-2, 6-2. Khrypin has proven to be a very steady player all year for the Miners.
Max Wright, another freshman, posted his fifth win at No. 4 singles, needing three full sets. Behind 4-6, he rallied back at 6-2 and then nabbed the third period 6-3.
Jared Anderson fell in straight sets 1-6, 2-6 at No. 5. Junior teammate Kelly Muir performed well at the sixth spot, but lost a heartbreaking tiebreaker 6-4, 4-6, 11-13. It was the longest contest of the afternoon.
Junior Tal Vinitzky and sophomore Kieran Haupt fell at No. 1 doubles 4-6, 2-6. The No. 2 doubles tandem of Will Weiss-Pressler and Zed Friedman closed out the Nevada Union scoring with a 6-2, 6-3 decision.
The Miners 2019 4-6 mark in Foothill Valley action signals a bright future for its tennis program. Head coach Dave Graham’s young netters competed at a high level in varsity competition this year despite having no seniors.
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