Blue Devil girls edge Davis, now head to tennis district tournament

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WALLA WALLA - The Wa-Hi girls tennis team took a 4-3 win off Davis here Tuesday.

The Blue Devils improved to 11-3 on the season, locking in fourth place in the Big Nine.

"(Tuesday) was another big win for the girls," said Wa-Hi girls coach Kevin Peck. "Davis has been knocking off teams all season, and we knew it would be a tough match. Again, the girls handled the pressure of a big match and found a way to win."

The doubles teams swept their Davis counterparts.

"Doubles play was our strength today and presented our marquee match," Peck said. The No. 1 doubles match was the biggest of the day, he said.

No. 1 team Presley Peck and Tianna Cummings had a two-and-a-half hour, 43-duece-point match with Pirate counterparts Meg DeMond and Erica DeMond. The match determined which school won.

Peck and Cummings came out on top, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

"Presley and Tianna played extremely well and battled through some difficult games," Peck said. "This match was going to come down to whoever wanted it the most."

The Davis team is a strong one, Peck said.

"Both teams made it an awesome match to watch," he said. "Center court, with all eyes watching, is a tough pressure situation. Presley and Tianna handled the pressure well and solidified the dynamic that has made them a tough doubles team to beat."

In singles, only Claire Konen posted a win, taken 6-0 and 6-2 victories from Brooke Sybeck.

"This is the fifth match that the girls have found a way to come out on top, 4-3," Peck said. "The girls are to be congratulated for their efforts as individuals and as a team. Their ability to play for each other and support each other on the courts is nothing short of amazing."

The Blue Devils travel to districts at the Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club this weekend.

Wa-Hi 4, Davis 3

SINGLES - Claire Konen (WW) def Brooke Sybeck (Dav) 6-0, 6-2; Lyndsey Smith (Dav) def. Mary Felt (WW) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0; Jessica Rodreguez (Dav) def. Allison Mehn (WW) 6-3, 6-2; Vikki George (Dav) def. Rosa Tobin (WW) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).

DOUBLES - Presley Peck/Tianna Cummings (WW) def. Meg DeMond/Erica Demond (Dav) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Shelby Osborn/Chantel Desjarlais (WW) def. Catherine Maier (Dav) 6-4, 6-3; Linnea Lake/Rachel Schueller (WW) def. Erika Ojeda/Esmerelda Lopez (Dav) 6-4, 6-3/

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