Wa-Hi nets boys tennis win over Davis

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YAKIMA - Wa-Hi's boys tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-2 victory over Davis here Thursday.

"I'll give some credit to the Pirates for putting up a great fight against the Blue Devils this afternoon at Kissel Park in Yakima," Blue Devils coach Ted Cummings said. "Fortunately, we won two of the three very close matches to secure the team win, our second in two outings."

Blake Rowley, Drew Swenson and Zack Anderson all garnered singles victories for the Blue Devils.

In doubles play, James Tupper-Bridges teamed with John Meliah for a win at No. 1, and Doug Rowley and Parker Postlewait picked up a victory at No. 2.

"Senior Blake Rowley pulled off a nice win over (Martin) Roger-Reyes, 7-5, in the third set after settling down a bit with some consistent play in the final two stanzas," Cummings said. "Senior Parker Postlewait, in his first competition of the season, joined forces with sophomore Doug Rowley for a tight 6-4, 7-5 victory.

"In No. 3 doubles, Lane Dawes and Connor Christensen had moments of great play but fell by the score of 6-4, 7-5," he said. "Drew Swenson could certainly play No. 1 singles for most other Columbia Basin Big Nine teams, and won for the fifth time at No. 3 singles with no losses this season, 6-1, 6-0.

"The entire boys team is rapidly improving with each match and seem to be pretty hungry to even get better as our season progresses," Cummings said.

Wa-Hi hosts Kennewick at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Wa-Hi 5, Davis 2

SINGLES - Blake Rowley, Wa-Hi, def. Martin Roger-Reyes, Davis, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Will Coleman, Davis, def. Josh Kuznetsov, Wa-Hi, 6-3, 6-3; Drew Swenson, Wa-Hi, def. Joe Shieh, Davis, 6-1, 6-0; Zack Anderson, Wa-Hi, def. Seth Dufault, Davis, 6-3, 6-2.

DOUBLES - James Tupper-Bridges/John Meliah, Wa-Hi, def. Kyle Miller/Andres Barragan, Davis, 6-2, 6-3; Doug Rowley/Parker Postlewait, Wa-Hi, def. Liam Johnston/Ben Hohman, Davis, 6-4, 7-5; Hunter Long/Dan Catton, Davis, def. Lane Dawes/Connor Christensen, Wa-Hi, 6-4, 7-5.

Team scores - Wa-Hi 5, Davis 2

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