Serve’s up at FLC – Forest Lake Christian heads into spring break with 9-0 mark
It had been a week since their last match and they’d only hit the courts once since due to the incessant showers falling on Nevada County, but Forest Lake Christian’s varsity co-ed tennis team didn’t have much trouble shifting things back into high gear Thursday as the Falcons shut out Golden Sierra 9-0 in a Golden Empire League match.
FLC improved to 9-0 on the season, including a 6-0 mark in the GEL.
“That was the thing today,” said FLC head coach Steve Robinson. “That’s what this one was really good for, just getting back out there. It’s been interesting (with the recent rain), but it’s really just a typical spring.”
Robinson, who also serves as FLC’s athletic director, knows all about the trouble stormy weather can present for athletic programs – for both the athletes playing the games and the school officials who schedule them.
“It’s kind of funny, because the Country Day (soccer) coach was over here playing a match today and he’s their athletic director, as well,” Robinson said. “So we were over there talking about rescheduling games and such, while he was already out there playing one.”
Kevin VanStreefkerk, playing No. 1 singles, found himself playing one tight match early on Thursday. VanStreefkerk suffered a 7-5 loss in the first game to Golden Sierra’s Greg Hurston, but FLC’s senior came back strong in the next two, winning 6-1, 6-2.
“I started to pick up my game, running faster and trying to be more active out there,” VanStreefkerk said. “In the first game, I just wasn’t playing my best.”
Also winning in singles play was Nick Coibion, taking the No. 2 singles match 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Christy Humphrey scored a 6-1, 6-2 win in the girls No. 1 singles match, while Jeanee Gonet was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at the No. 2 singles spot.
In doubles, Chelsea Hawkinson and Megan Weiczorek won 10-0 at the girls’ No. 1 spot, while the No. 2 doubles match was forfeited by Golden Sierra. At the No. 1 boys doubles, Andrew Hawkinson and Scott Tracy scored a 10-0 win.
In the day’s final match, FLC senior Dan Robinson teamed with freshman sister Ali for the first time in mixed doubles, winning 10-7.
The Falcons are back in action April 5 at Pioneer in a GEL matchup.
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