HRV tennis teams split vs. Centennial HS

The Hood River Valley tennis teams posted mixed results Monday when they faced off against former Mt. Hood Conference rival, Centennial.

The girls team was at home and outlasted the “other Eagles” by a match score of 5-3. Meanwhile, the boys team — playing without No. 1 singles player Alec Asbridge and doubles specialist Erin Herman — lost 6-2 on the road.

“Playing without two of our top players definitely left us short-handed,” boys coach Shayla Moline said. “The lineup had to be shifted, and not only did I have to play some players up, but I also had to try out some new doubles combinations.”

Senior Joseph Broschart and freshman Matt Byrne played No. 1 doubles and lost 3-6, 4-6, while junior Cam Emerson and freshman Jimmy Oates played No. 2 doubles and fell 1-6, 1-6.

The No. 4 team of Patrick Murphy and Joseph Yang was the only doubles tandem from HRV to post a victory for the boys (2-6, 6-3, 7-4).

Sophomore Neil Chang won the only singles match of the day (6-0, 4-6, 6-3). Sean Ritter (No. 1), Florensio Cobarrubias (No. 2) and Alex Lozano (No. 3) all lost in two sets.

“With the rainy weather lately, we haven’t had much of a chance to establish a firm lineup,” Moline said. “But it’s still early, and there’s lots of time to improve.”

The girls, on the other hand, appeared to have made the necessary adjustments over Spring Break. Junior Gena Folts won her No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-1, while senior Michi Aniwanter won her No. 4 singles match 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Senior Corinne Oates teamed up with sophomore Emily Sager in No. 1 doubles for a 7-5, 6-4 win. Seniors Brittany Reed and Elie Meierbachtol won their No. 2 doubles match 6-1, 6-1, while Jessica Young and Erin Hart won the No. 3 doubles match 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

No. 1 singles player, senior Jodie Gates, lost 4-6, 1-6, while senior No. 4 Lindsay Brown lost 5-7, 0-6. The girls were without Ashley Nunamaker and Jazzy Cohen.

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