ROCK SPRINGS – A long season is coming down to the end for high school tennis players around the state. While the north teams will head to Cody, Rock Springs and Green River will be heading east to Laramie.
Players have been working hard all season with one similar goal, to make it to the state tournament on Oct. 2 in Gillette. The good news is, all players participating in regional tournaments, advance to the state tournament. Regionals are played to set the seeding in the north and south for state.
Recently, the Wyoming High School Athletic Association released the opening Regional Tournament matches which get underway on Friday.
For Rock Springs, Kade McJunkin will open in the no. 1 singles bracket against Laramie’s Robin Drummond who will have home-court advantage. In no. 2 singles, Tony Lew has had a good season and will be taking the court for the Tigers as he opens with Torrington’s Ethan Creagar. Lew holds an win over Creagar earlier this season with a 6-2, 6-2 straight sets win.
On the Green River singles side, Taten Knight will take on Torrington’s Tyler Ring. On Sept. 13, Ring beat Knight in straight sets. In no. 2 singles Alexander Marchal will represent the Wolves against East’s Alex Corbin. These two are very familiar with each other as Corbin beat Marchal only five days ago.
In the no.1 doubles match it will be a Sweetwater County battle as Tigers Tucker Leibee and Josh Rawson will take on Green River’s Jacob Lock and McCaden Mikesell. These two teams found themselves locked into a battle on Sept. 11 of this year.it went all three sets with Leibee and Rawson earning the win 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
In no. 2 doubles, the Tiger team of Cole Alexander and Benson Nyugen will have an opening round bye. Adrun James and Brandon Lee of Green River will be locked into a battle with Javaun Garcia and Luke Mace of East. These teams faced each other this past weekend and in a three-set match, East’s Garcia and Mace was able to beat James and Lee, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
Finally, in the no. 3 doubles, Tiger’s Jameson Fuja and Kelby Kremer will also open Regionals with a bye. Wolves Andrew Halverson and Ian Evert will take on Central’s Snyder Boughton and Josh McLees.
On the ladies side, Rock Springs’ Bethany Christensen will take on Central’s Grace Dereemer in no. 1 singles. For Green River, Anna Ujvary will face Rawlin’s Taylor Williams. On Sept. 9, Ujvary dominated Williams, 6-0, 6-0. In no. 2 singles, Tiger Gretchen Baldwin will take on Alisha Corbin of East. These two faced off five days ago with Corbin beating Baldwin, 6-1, 6-0. For Green River, Alex Palmer will Kryslin Poppie of Rawlins.
On the doubles courts, Lady Tigers Lexy Newman and Zoe Baldwin will battle Torrington’s Van Chavez and Shalen Brooks. On Sept. 12, Newman and Baldwin handled Chavez and Brooks, 6-1 and 6-1. Green River’s McKenzie Lucas and Isabel Leininger will volley with Quinn Marquardt and Sara Jessen. Recently the two teams battled with Lucas and Leininger getting the three-set win, 7-5, 0-6 and 6-4.
In no. 2 doubles, it will be another Sweetwater County match as Keeri Klein and Tasha Bentley will represent Rock Springs against Green River’s Holly Huber and Cassie Deverick. Earlier this season, Bentley and Klein took down Huber and Deverick, 6-0 and 7-6 going 8-6 in the second set tiebreaker. The no. 3 doubles will also be a battle of county teams as Leah Allen and Casey Swendlund will face Lady Wolves Jessica Scott and Savannah Hook.
Rock Springs Boys
Rock Springs 4 Cheyenne South 1
#1 Singles: Lincoln Trujillo (South) def. Kade McJunkin 2-6, 6-4, 7-6
#2 Singles: Tony Lew (Rock Springs) def. Lencho Beltran 6-1, 6-3
#1 Doubles: Rock Springs won by forfeit
#2 Doubles: Rock Springs won by forfeit
#3 Doubles: Rock Springs won by forfeit
Rock Springs 3 Cheyenne Central 2
#1 Singles: Kade McJunkin(RS) def. Chase Anderson 7-5, 6-3
#2 Singles: Mark Menghini (Cen) def. Tony Lew 6-4, 6-2
1 – S. Means and R. Burron (Cen) def. T. Leibee and J. Rawson 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
2 – C. Alexander and B. Nyugen (RS) def. J. Lesley N. Dillon 6-0, 6-4
3 – J. Fuja and K. Kramer (RS)) def. S. Boughton and J. McLees 6-2, 6-2
Cheyenne East 3 Rock Springs 2
#1 Singles: Dylan Hatanelas (East) def. Kade McJunkin 6-2, 6-2
#2 Singles: Alex Corbin (East) def. Tony Lew 6-3, 7-6
1 – J. Froelicher and A. Loken (East) def. T. Leibee and J. Rawson 6-4, 7-5
2 – C. Alexander and B. Nyugen (RS) def. J. Garcia and L. Macy 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3 – J.Fuja and K. Kramer (RS) def. J. Marquardt and M. Zuniga 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Rock Springs Girls
Rock Springs 5 Cheyenne South 0
Rock Springs won all matches by forfeit
Cheyenne Central 5 Rock Springs 0
#1 Singles: Grace Dereemer won by forfeit
#2 Singles: Rachel Phillips def. Gretchen Baldwin 6-1, 6-2
#1 Doubles: T. Swindel and K. True def. L. Newman and Z. Baldwin 6-4, 6-4
#2 Doubles: C. Swanson and A. True def. K. Klein and T. Bently 6-3, 6-1
#3 Doubles: J. Olson and N. Stratton def. L. Allen and C. Swedland 6-1, 6-1
Rock Springs 3 Cheyenne East 2
#1 Singles: Abby Rich (East) won by forfeit
#2 Singles: Alisha Corbin (East) def. Gretchen Baldwin 6-1, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Newman and Baldwin (RS) def. Q. Marquardt and S. Jessen 6-3, 6-1
#2 Doubles: Klein and Bentley (RS) def. C. Carlson and C. Lyle 6-4, 6-3
#3 Doubles: Allen and Swedland (RS) def. L. Rose and M. Debroy 6-2, 6-4
Green River Boys
Green River 4 Cheyenne South 1
#1 Singles: Lincoln Trujillo (South) def. Taten Knight 6-2, 7-5
#2 Singles: Alexander Marchal (Green River) def. 7-6, 6-3
#1 Doubles: Green River wins by forfeit
#2 Doubles: Green River wins by forfeit
#3 Doubles: Green River wins by forfeit
Cheyenne East 4 Green River 1
#1 Singles: Dylan Hatenalas (East) def. Taten Knight 6-4, 6-2
#2 Singles: Alex Corbin (East) def. Alexander Marchal 6-3, 6-2
#1 Doubles: Froelicher and Loken (East) def. Lock and Mikesell 6-2, 5-7, 7-6
#2 Doubles: Garcia and Macy (East) def. James and Lee 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
#3 Doubles: Lee and Bloomquist (GR) def. Marquardt and Zuniga 7-6, 6-2
Cheyenne Central 3 Green River 2
#1 Singles: Chase Anderson (Cen) def. Taten Knight 6-3, 6-3
#2 Singles: Alexander Marchal (GR) def. Mark Menghini 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
#1 Doubles:Means and Burron (Cen) def. Lock and Mikesell 6-1, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Lesley and Dillon (Cenl) def. James and Lee by forfeit
#3 Doubles: Lee and Bloomquist (GR) def. Boughton and McLees 6-3, 6-2
Green River Girls
Green River 5 Cheyenne South 0
Green River won all matches by forfeit
Cheyenne East 4 Green River 1
#1 Singles: Abby Rich (East) def. Anna Ujvary 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
#2 Singles: Alisha Corbin (East) def. Savannah Hook 6-1, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Lucas and Leininger (GR) def. Marquardt and Jessen 7-5, 0-6, 6-4
#2 Doubles: Carlson and Lyle (East) def. Deverick and Huber 7-5, 6-4
#3 Doubles: Rose and Debroy (East) def. Palmer and Edwards 6-3, 6-1
Cheyenne Central 5 Green River 0
#1 Singles: Grace Dereemer def. Anna Ujvary 6-2, 6-3
#2 Singles: Rachel Phillips def. Jessica Scott 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Swindel and True def. Leininger and Lucas 6-2 6-2
#2 Doubles: True and Swanson def. Deverick and Huber 6-0, 6-0
#3 Doubles: Olson and Stratton def. Palmer and Edwards 6-2, 6-0
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