By Mike Maltais

A rebuilding White Swan boys’ team that lost over half-a-dozen seniors to graduation last year was no match for the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ tennis team at Ephrata last Thursday (May 1) — but neither was Lake Roosevelt last Friday (May 2).

The Mountain Lions, led by undefeated singles player Carlos Perez, shut out both the Cougars and Raiders, 5-0, in their final league matches of the season.


LBHS boys 5, White Swan 0

Carlos Perez, 6-0, 6-0

Jesse Schulz, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Stoney Hulon, 6-0, 6-0

Daniel Sonnichsen/Fletcher Rickabaugh, 6-0, 6-3

Corey Diamond/Josh Frey, 6-1, 6-0


White Swan 5, LBHS girls 0

The short-handed Liberty Bell girls dropped four matches and had to forfeit a fifth match in their loss to White Swan.

Tulie Budiselich, 2-6, 0-6

Erin Frey, 5-7, 3-6

Carlee Wright, 4-6, 1-6

Logan Butler/Sylvie LeDuc, 2-6, 0-6


LBHS boys 5, Lake Roosevelt 0

Carlos Perez, 6-0, 6-0

Josh Frey, 6-1, 6-1

Stoney Hulon, 6-1, 6-1

Daniel Sonnichsen/Fletcher Rickabaugh, 6-1, 6-2

Jesse Schulz/Grayson Alexander, 6-1, 6-1


Lake Roosevelt 5, LBHS girls 0

Singles and doubles forfeits contributed to the Liberty Bell girls’ loss to the Raiders.

Tulie Budiselich/Erin Frey, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6


The Mountain Lions host Okanogan on Tuesday (May 13) at 4 p.m.

Liberty Bell will travel to the 1B/2B league playoffs at Ephrata on May 17. The top three from B competition advance to the Caribou Trail League 1A playoffs at Cascade-Leavenworth and Cashmere.

“Normally, the league playoffs are one day and over but they will take place over several days this season,” coach Dave Schulz said.