Mac-Hi girls get two doubles wins, team falls to Pendleton 9-2

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MILTON-FREEWATER - Doubles teams Cat Garza and Brittany Kelp and Glenda Lamas and Estefani Lamas posted wins for Mac-Hi in its opening match of the year here Thursday.

The Pioneers lost the match to Pendleton, 9-2, off a singles sweep.

In doubles play, Kelp and Garza topped Alexus McGraw and Neomi Goehner 8-2, and the Lamas duo topped Dedra Gove and Alma Larios 8-4.

Although the opening night gave the Pioneers a few losses, Snyder is optimistic for both her singles and doubles players.

"I have high hopes for the team, as we have two seniors who are strong in singles," said coach Michelle Snyder.

No. 1 singles Kelp and No. 2 singles Ana Bueno-Salazar should both have strong years for the Pioneers, although they picked up losses is the opener. Bueno-Salazar lost at state last year.

"I'm hoping she'll be able to clench a spot in state this year," Snyder said.

At No. 1 doubles, Kirysa Koch and Rachel Smith fell to Bailey Bixler and Kadysha Reyes, 8-3. The duo played to state and lost last year.

Snyder hopes they have the chance to return.

Pendleton 9, Mac-Hi 2

Singles - Maggie Stewart, Pend, def. Brittany Kelp, Mac-Hi, 8-3. Jessika Clark, Pend, def. Ana Bueno-Salazar, 8-8 (7-5). Ashley Meier, Pend, def. Ana Hernandez, Mac-Hi, 8-1. Tayler Cooper, Pend, def. Vivian Diaz, Mac-Hi, 8-0. Cyeann Turner, Pen, def. Veronica Fuentes, Mac-Hi, 8-6. Tayler Cooper, Pend, def. Shailie Allen, Mac-Hi, 8-2.

Doubles - Bailey Bixler/Kadysha Reyes, Pend, def. Kirysa Koch/Rachel Smith, Mac-Hi, 8-3. Miranda Muller/Alex Reyes, Pend, def. Makenzie Sheets/Courtney Koch, Mac-Hi, 8-3. Cat Garza/Brittany Kelp, Mac-Hi, def. Alexus McGraw/Neomi Goehner, Pend, 8-2. Glenda Lamas/Estefani Lamas, Mac-Hi, def. Dedra Gove/Alma Larios, Pend, 8-4. Estefany Ramirez/Heather Jaimes, Pen, def. Kassidy Harris/Harley Morris, Mac-Hi, 5-7.

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