Tennis team rebounds
After suffering a 9-0 Sierra Foothill League setback to Rocklin Tuesday, Nevada Union’s varsity tennis responded with a 7-2 win at Oakmont Wednesday.
“The girls showed hustle, guts and they laughed today,” said NU coach Mike Blake. “I could hear some laughter out there, so I know they were having some fun out there.
“It was nice to have them back.”
Blake said windy conditions made the match quite an adventure.
“It was blowing like crazy,” he said. “On one side of the net you had to hit the ball as hard as you could and on the other side you could barely touch it.
“I’m very proud of the girls for adjusting to that.”
The Miners rattled off five wins in singles play, including a 6-5, 6-2 victory at the No. 1 spot by Brittanie Miller. Kayla Allen won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles while Emily Ramsey (6-1, 6-3) and Ayla Calhoun (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) were winners at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
Ariane Dunn won her first set 6-1 at No. 3 singles and took the match by forfeit, as her opponent retired after the set.
Nevada Union’s Cari Cannon and Lauren Wordell scored a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles, which was the tandem’s varsity debut.
Sofia Dotto lost in three sets at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, while the team of Manami Kidera and Molly Seller fell in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 10-6) in their No. 1 doubles match.
The Miners (5-6 SFL) are back in action today, traveling to Johnson Ranch Racquet Club for their regular season finale against Roseville.
NU will compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament next week, with singles play scheduled for Monday and doubles action on Thursday.
Bear River 3, Mesa Verde 0
Lauren Juric hammered home 13 kills and finished with five digs and a block, as Bear River scored a 25-17, 25-23, 25-13 win over host Mesa Verde Wednesday.
Milada Belohlavek led the Bruins in setting with 26 assists and added two aces, a kill and a dig.
“The most improved player for us tonight was Kristen Bestelmeyer,” said Bruin assistant coach Cindy Gordon. “She had five digs and four aces. She had some great serving and seemed to be very comfortable tonight.”
The Bruins improved to 13-7 overall and 7-3 in the Pioneer Valley League with the win.
Bear River’s junior varsity was a 25-9, 25-11 winner over Mesa Verde, moving the Bruins’ record to 8-2 in the PVL.
The Bruins’ freshmen team won 25-15, 25-15. Lilly Phelps served up 11 straight points for Bear River.
Bear River 4, Whitney 0
In a late match Tuesday, Bear River scored a 4-0 victory over PVL foe Whitney.
Adam Stillman scored two goals in the win, while Steven Aguilar and Robbie Vierra also each scored a goal. Sean Miller and David Sai-Ngarm each had two assists, while Yassine Jabbari also assisted on a goal.
The Bruins had 17 shots on goal, while Ryan Bock had two saves in goal for Bear River.
Colfax visits Bear River (4-4-3) for a 6 p.m. match today.
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