Girls tennis defeats East Valley

Tennis - Bridget Calvert 4 - 04282016

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team maintained its second-place position in the Great Northern League standings after a 6-1 win over East Valley, April 28.

Bridget Calvert, No. 1 singles, defeated Macy Paschall (6-2, 6-4) and Emily Howard, No. 2, won her match against Kate Pointer (6-3, 6-0). No. 3 Alannah Lewis (6-0, 6-2) and No. 4 Caitlyn Strong (6-2, 6-2) also picked up wins.

In doubles, Shayna Payne and Sadie Knudson, No. 1, defeated Sarah Kroll and Nicole Richardson (6-0, 6-2) and No. 3 Taylor Gould and Zeb Potter picked up a win over Daizy Camargo and Irene Diam (6-1, 6-0).

Cheney (4-1 GNL, 9-2 overall) is one half match behind first-place Pullman (4-0, 9-2). The Greyounds gave the Blackhawks their first league loss (6-1) in their April 19 match.

Cheney hosted Clarkston (1-3, 1-3), Senior Day, May 3. Head coach Jason Overland said he’ll be saying “goodbye to seven seniors.”

“(Senior Day) is a sad but beautiful day and we’re going to try to send them out with a win,” Overland said.

The Blackhawks travel to Pullman to play the Greyhounds tonight (May 5). Overland said he’d like his team to top last year’s 10-4 overall season record.

“We’re going to take it one match at a time,” Overland said. “We’d like to stay in second place, but we’re also hoping we can launch ourselves up to first.”

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