The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis squads both lost at Leavenworth last week, but coach Dave Schulz said he was pleased with his teams’ play.
The girls’ lost 5-0, but not without showing some resilience. Playing in the No. 1 singles spot, Ruthann Matteson lost 1-6, 6-3, 1-6. Shelby Vintin lost 6-7 (tiebreaker), 0-6; and Christina Dominguez, playing for the first time this season, fell 0-6, 3-6. In doubles, Matteson and Vintin lost 1-6, 0-6, and Liberty Bell forfeited the second match.
The boys were edged, 3-2. Isaac Blodgett dropped the No. 1 singles match, 4-6, 2-6; Tyler White was defeated 6-4, 4-6, 1-6; and Blodgett — also playing in the No. 3 singles slot — won 8-6 in a pro set. Tim Haley and William Grubb won their doubles match, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5, a hard-fought, drawn-out affair, Schulz said. Konnor Dorn and Evan Budrow lost 6-8 in a pro set.
Liberty Bell hosted Entiat on Friday (April 20). Entiat did not have enough boys to compete. The home-court girls registered a 5-0 victory. Logan Butler won 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match; Vintin was victorious, 6-2, 6-3; and Chloe Temple completed a singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 win that Schulz said reflected the best play he’s seen by Temple in her years on the team.
In doubles, Matteson and Dominguez teamed up for 6-0, 6-2 win.
Liberty Bell hosted Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday (April 24). For the season, the girls’ team has a record of 9-2 and the boys are 5-6.