Wa-Hi girls pick up 5-2 win over Richland, remain unbeaten

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RICHLAND - Wa-Hi's girls tennis team picked up a 5-2 victory over Richland Tuesday afternoon.

"Richland is a good team and very deep," said Wa-Hi girls' coach Keven Peck. "The scores don't really reflect how hard our girls worked to get the win. There were a lot of long rallies and digging shots out of the corners to stay in points. In the end, we found a way to outlast them and outplay them. It was a great team effort."

The Blue Devils improve to 3-0 in league and 5-0 overall with the win, which included a sweep in singles play.

"We had some really solid play from our singles players today," said Wa-Hi coach Keven Peck.

No. 1 player Tianna Cummings opened the match with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Richland's Tasha Talbot.

"She got us off to a great start with her hard-fought victory," Peck said.

Claire Konen, Rachel Schueller and Mary Felt followed Cummings' win with victories of their own.

"They all had strong matches, as well," Peck said of his No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 players. "It has been a long time since we swept the singles. I was really impressed with how composed and confident the girls were in their singles play."

Wa-Hi's No. 2 doubles teams continued the Blue Devils' winning ways.

Allison Mehn and Rosa Tobin topped Richland's Hailey Thompson and Melody Qui 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

"They continued their winning ways with a comeback win for the record books," Peck said of Tobin and Mehn. "After losing the first set, they bounded back to win the second and third. I was really proud of the way they stayed with the match. They showed a lot of grit and determination in their quest to win the team a point."

No. 1 doubles team Kristine Leier and Chantel Dejarlais fell to Lizzy Muntaen and Elinor Lake in three sets, and No. 3 team Danielle Thongdy and Mari Arceo lost in two to Eva Klos and Ashley Hampton.

The girls return to action at Kennewick on Saturday.

Wa-Hi 5, Richland 2

SINGLES - Tianna Cummings, Wa-Hi, def. Tasha Talbot, Rich, 7-5, 6-2. Claire Konen, Wa-Hi, def. Rachel Porter, Rich, 6-2, 6-3. Rachel Schuller, Wa-Hi, def. Maddie Quick, Rich, 6-4, 6-4. Mary Felt, Wa-Hi, def. Anna Lipton, Rich, 6-2, 7-7 (7-5).

DOUBLES - Lizzy Muntean-Elinor Lake, Rich, def. Kristine Leier-Chantel Dejarlais, Wa-Hi, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Allison Mehn-Rosa Tobin, Wa-Hi, def. Hailey Thompson-Melody Qui, Rich, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Eva Klos-Ashley Hampton, Rich, def. Danielle Thongdy-Mari Arceo, Wa-Hi, 6-0, 6-0.

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