By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity tennis team was too much for the visiting Caribou Trail League Tigers of Tonasket in a non-league match on May 7 as the Mountain Lion boys won, 3-2, and the girls took their match, 4-1.

Carlos Perez easily handled Trevor Terres, a “very good player who has been second most of the season in 1A,” said coach Dave Schulz. Perez won his matches, 6-1, 6-2.

Jesse Schulz and Grayson Alexander lost their singles matches, 0-6, 2-6, and 0-6, 0-6, respectively, but both boys’ doubles teams won.

Daniel Sonnichsen and Fletcher Rickabaugh won first doubles, 6-3, 6-1, and Corey Diamond teamed up with Josh Frey to win second doubles, 6-1, 6-2.

Tulie Budiselich took first girls’ singles, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, and both Erin Frey and Carlee Wright won their singles contests.

Emily Alexander and Sidni Butler had the only loss in girls’ doubles 1-6, 1-6. Logan Butler and Sylvie LeDuc won second doubles, 6-2, 6-4.

The Mountain Lions were scheduled to host their last regular season match against non-league Okanogan at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (May 13).

The Mountain Lions are headed for the district playoffs starting at 9 a.m. Saturday (May 17) in Ephrata. Two singles players and two doubles teams from both the boys’ and girls’ squads will make the trip.

Singles players will be Perez and Jesse Schulz with Stoney Hulon as alternate.

Sonnichsen and Rickabaugh are first boys’ doubles with Diamond and Frey in second position.

Budiselich and LeDuc are first and second girls’ singles, respectively. Erin Frey and Alexander will be the only girls’ doubles team.