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Service holds off East in tennis opener

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published August 20, 2014

Service 5, East 4

Abigail McDiffett and Morgan Rice delivered girls singles victories for East, but a forfeit in girls doubles cost the Thunderbirds a shot at victory Wednesday in a Cook Inlet Conference season-opening tennis meet against Service.

Service, which took wins in four of the five doubles matches, including one by forfeit, won the meet 5-4. The Cougars missed a shot at sweeping the doubles match, but the East team of Ari Hinrichs and Olivia Grant pulled out a 7-6, 6-2 win in mixed doubles event, one of the day's closest matches.

McDiffett registered the only 6-0, 6-0 win of the meet.

Boys No. 1 singles — Eli Neslund (E) d. Dylan Bruce (S) 6-0, 6-2. Boys No. 2 singles — Andrew Plagge (S) d. Gideon Schneck (E) 6-1, 6-0. Girls No. 1 singles — Abigail McDiffett (E) d. Haley Cosiano (S) 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 2 singles — Morgan Rice (E) d. Isabella Cosiano (S) 6-1, 6-4. Boys No. 1 doubles — Nicholai Benko/Aiden Moon (S) d. Marco Rivera/David Taylor (E) 6-0, 6-1. Boys No. 2 doubles — Alec Clayton/Nick Plagge (S) d. Carter Epperson/Philip Bailey (E) 6-0, 6-1. Girls No. 1 doubles — Huiling Zhao/Fiona Bruce (S), d. Laura Horton/Erica Williams (E) 6-1, 6-3. Girls No. 2 doubles — Julia Catalan/Deanna Flynn (S) won by forfeit. Mixed doubles — Ari Hinrichs/Olivia Grant (E) d. Ben Erickson/Alex Keller (S) 6-7( 2), 2-6.

Dimond 6, Chugiak 3

Abby Stahl and Tian Ah You won a 10-8 girls doubles tiebreaker to help Dimond grab a 6-3 win over Chugiak in the season-opening meet Wednesday at West.

Cole Fox and Alex Ahn both posted 6-0, 6-0 boys singles victories for the Lynx.

Boys No. 1 singles — Cole Fox (D) d. Austin Potter (C) 6-0, 6-0. Boys No. 2 singles — Alex Ahn (D) d. Ryan Winborg (C) 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 1 singles — Tasha Boyer (C) d. Emily Carey (D) 6-4, 6-1. Girls No. 2 singles — Carrie Cook (C) d. Sujin In (D) 6-2, 6-3. Boys No. 1 doubles — Daniel Ogden/Max Haines (C) d. Kyle Stone/Noah Alexander (D) 6-4, 7-5. Boys No. 2 doubles — Mampei Fujimoto/Jack Sedor (D) d. Dunstin Haines/Jacob Sturm (C) 6-0, 6-1. Girls No. 1 doubles — Lauren Cole/Piper Laudon (D) d. Kamryn Froehle/Kailey Gates (C) 7-5, 6-1. Girls No. 2 doubles — Abby Stahl/Tian Ah You (D) d. Amanda Huntzinger/Katherine Bistodeau (C) 7-6, 5-7, 10-8. Mixed doubles — Derek Stone/Roslun McCormick (D) d. Luke Oldham/Lizzy LaRue (C) 6-1, 6-2.

West 9, Eagle River 0

Defending CIC girls doubles champions Katie Brown and Alli Haynes opened the new season with a convincing victory Wednesday in West's 9-0 win over Eagle River.

Brown and Haynes didn't lose a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Eagle River's Tess Hopkins and Kaitlin Bernhardt.

Boys No. 1 singles — Kyle Winkler, W, d. Jace Jerome 6-1, 6-3. Boys No. 2 singles — Javier Acuna, W, d. Dan McLain 6-4, 6-1. Girls No. 1 singles — Ava Lekander, W, d. Claire Bottini 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 2 singles — Anita Samuel, W, d. Dana Bernhardt 7-5, 6-2. Boys No. 1 doubles — Seneca Scott/Chas Anderson, W, won by forfeit. Boys No. 2 doubles — David Woo/Antonio Won, W, won by forfeit. Girls No. 1 doubles — Katie Brown/Alli Haynes, W, d. Tess Hopkins/Kaitlin Bernhardt 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 2 doubles — Nasim Falconer/Savannah Paull, W, won by forfeit. Mixed doubles — Merryn Daniel/Paul Lindemuth, W, won by forfeit.

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