Wa-Hi girls hand Davis 5-2 tennis defeat

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WaHi senior Chantel Desjarlais reaches out for a volley during her doubles match with teammate Kristine Leier as the Blue Devils' take on Davis.

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Wa-Hi junior Claire Konen watches the ball with both eyes as she returns the ball toward her Davis opponenet.

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Wa-Hi's Chantel Desjarlais volleys a ball at the net as doubles partner Kristine Leier stands in position behind her during the Blue Devils' match against Davis Thursday afternoon at the Walla Walla Country Club.

WALLA WALLA - Wa-Hi girls tennis team defeated Davis 5-2 here Thursday.

"I was really impressed with our level of play today," Blue Devils coach Keven Peck said. "We haven't had much consistency in our practice routine due to weather conditions. I thought the inconsistency would take its toll on the girls' play, but it didn't. All the girls played really well for their first match of the year."

Wa-Hi's No. 1 doubles team of Allison Mehn and Rosa Tobin, the No. 2 doubles team of Kristine Leier and Chantel Desjarlias, and the No. 3 doubles team of Jaime Quaresma and Mari Arceo all won.

No. 2 singles player Claire Konen and No. 4 Rachel Schueller also won their matches.

"Our No. 1 singles player Tianna Cummings and our No. 3 singles player Mary Felt both had marathon three-set matches," Peck said. "Neither player came out the winner, but they were great battles.

"It was great to watch the girls pick up where they left off last season," he said. "The win today gives us a good measure of where we are in our games and it gives us some momentum heading in to a long day Saturday with Pasco and Kamiakin."

Wa-Hi 5, Davis 2

SINGLES - Meg DeMond, Davis, def Tianna Cummings, Wa-Hi, 6-4, 6-6 (6-8), (11-9); Claire Konen, Wa-Hi, def Catherine Maier, Davis, 7-5, 6-1; Erica DeMond, Davis, def Mary Felt, Wa-Hi, 2-6, 6-6 (9-11), 2-6; Rachel Schuller, Wa-Hi, def Esmeralda Lopez, Davis, 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES - Allison Mehn/Rosa Tobin, Wa-Hi, def Hanna Besso/Sandia Kim, Davis, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Kristine Leier/Chantel Dejarlais, Wa-Hi, def Haley Hargreaves/Alexa Farley, Davis, 7-5, 6-0; Jamie Quaresma/Mari Arceo, Wa-Hi, def Adrienne Larson/Lily Nauqliton, Davis, 6-4, 6-3.

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