Sister act Miller sisters lead Miners to win over Oakmont
Led by straight-set wins from the Miller sisters, Nevada Union’s tennis team downed Oakmont 8-1 Wednesday in Sierra Foothill League action.
Senior Brittanie Miller blanked her No. 1 singles opponent 6-0, 6-0, while her freshman sibling Jaimie Miller won by that same score at the No. 2 spot.
“Our top two played really well,” said NU coach Mike Blake. “And all of the doubles teams played well, but the No. 2 and No. 3 teams, I’m really proud of them because they had to come back.”
April DeMartini and Hayley Croft trailed their first game 5-2, but rallied back for a 7-5, 6-3 win at the No. 2 doubles spot. Dana Bowen and Brittany Blake won their first game 6-3, but fell behind in game two before battling back for a 7-5 victory.
Also scoring wins for the Miners were No. 3 singles player Kayla Allen (7-5, 6-1), No. 5 Maddie Messer (6-1, 6-2) and No. 6 Calynn Stanford 6-2, 6-1.
Sofia Dotto fell 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
The No. 1 doubles team of Hayley Zucca and Molly Feller were 6-2, 6-1 winners.
NU’s Julianne Spiegel and Justine Toro teamed up for a 6-4, 6-4 win in exhibition play.
Nevada Union returns to its home court at 3:30 p.m. today for the Miners’ final regular season match against Roseville.
NU will compete in the Sierra Foothill League singles competition Tuesday, followed by the doubles tournament two days later. Both SFL tourneys will be played at Johnson Ranch in Roseville.
Bear River 3, Mesa Verde 1
Bear River got a blitz of kills from five different Bruins Wednesday in a 25-15, 25-17, 19-25, 25-17 victory over visiting Pioneer Valley League foe Mesa Verde.
“We really hustled as a team tonight and everybody was real supportive of each other,” said Bear River coach Bessie Gordon.
Senior Hannah Morehouse led the way with nine kills, while junior Brooke Grebe added seven more to the score. Christina Baker, a senior, had five kills and junior Katie Heemstra also scored on five kills.
Melanie Fry, a junior, led the team with 20 assists and also had four kills in the win.
The Bruins improved to 7-6 overall and 6-5 in the PVL.
Rocklin 5, Nevada Union 0
Rocklin, the Sierra Foothill League’s second-place team handed fifth-place Nevada Union its ninth league loss, scoring twice in the first half and three more in the second half of a shutout of the Miners.
“Corey Mortara and Riley Schenck led the offensive attack, when we did string passes together,” said NU coach Mike Voss. “Shawn Lee held up the midfield and Garson Graham had a nice game at defense.”
Nate Magill had three saves in the goal as the Miners were outshot, 17- 5.
JV: Rocklin 4, NU 2
NU’s junior varsity team fell to Rocklin 4-2, with Ryan Siedel and Jon Griener scoring for the Miners.
Nevada Union closes out its season at 3:30 p.m. Friday, hosting Roseville in a SFL match at Sierra College in Grass Valley.
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