Cheney girls tennis defeats Hounds, Eagles in Great Northern play

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The Cheney High girls’ tennis team continue to power through Great Northern League competition, picking up wins over Pullman, 4-3, April 21, and West Valley, 5-2, April 23, as well as a 7-0 win over Greater Spokane League’s North Central, April 24.

No. 1 singles star Katelynn Smedley went 3-0, picking up easy wins over Pullman’s Ana D’Acosta (6-1, 6-0) and West Valley’s Alexsandra Powell (6-2, 6-2), as well as shutting out North Central’s Jenna Bothun (6-0, 6-0).

Bridget Calvert, No. 2 singles, continued her undefeated streak with victories over the Greyhounds’ Maddie Kasimanickam (6-4, 6-2), the Eagles’ Xena Chhoeun (6-0, 6-0) and the Indians’ Abby Colestock (6-1, 6-0).

Grace Pohl made a successful return to No. 3 singles, defeating Pullman’s Jackie McAleer (7-5, 6-2) and West Valley’s Alisha Treece (6-4, 6-2) in close matches, as well as a shutout victory over Taylor Cassan (6-0, 6-0).

In her second week at No. 4 singles, Emily Howard went 3-0 with wins over Pullman’s Amber Robbins (6-2, 6-3), West Valley’s Janelle Lang (6-1, 6-3) and North Central’s Kaeli Glissmeyer (6-0, 6-0).

Kaitlyn Sweeney and Sarah Fillmore, No. 1 doubles, went 1-2 with a win against North Central’s Sandrene Hansen and Rachel Corsino (6-2, 6-4).

Sadie Knutson and Linsay Sweitzer, No. 2 doubles, picked up their only win of the week against the Indians’ Taryn Kilborn and Makayla McKenna (6-2, 6-0).

Alannah Lewis and Amparo Contreras went 2-1 with wins over West Valley’s Marie Tait and Meseret Dokken (6-4, 6-4) and North Central’s Zoe Zywiak and Nadina Mrkaljevic (6-0, 6-2).

Cheney is 4-1 in league competition and 7-3 overall. After their April 28 match against former GNL rival Deer Park, Cheney returns home to host East Valley, April 30. The Blackhawks swept the Knights, 7-0, earlier this month.

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About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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