WALLA WALLA — Richland defeated Walla Walla High School 6-1 in a Mid-Columbia Conference boys tennis match at the Walla Walla Country Club Tuesday.
“Although scores wouldn’t indicate it, there were a lot of quality points played,” Wa-Hi coach Bryan Eggart said. “Many matches had multiple deuce games per set. Richland did a better job closing out big points and outplayed us in both singles and doubles.”
Malcolm Gabbard and Micah Rambo provided Wa-Hi’s only point of the day at No. 3 doubles, defeating Richland’s Cameron Heinrichson and Taylor Armstrong 6-3 and 6-4 for the point.
“I was proud of the way that the No. 3 doubles team played,” Eggart said. “This was Micah and Malcolm’s first match together and they communicated very well together.”
Wa-Hi (3-2) hosts Kamiakin Thursday at 3 p.m.
RICHLAND 6, WA-HI 1
SINGLES — Travis Zuroske, Rich, def. Ruslan Kuznetsov, Wa-Hi, 6-0, 6-1. Zach Fisher, Rich, def. Zach Anderson, Wa-Hi, 6-0, 6-0. Greg Ciucci, Rich, def. Connor Christensen, Wa-Hi, 6-2, 6-2. Trent Prussing, Rich, def. Andrew Bateman, Wa-Hi, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES — Callum Pe/Wyatt Muntean, Rich, def. Douglas Rowley/Parker Toon, Wa-Hi, 6-4, 6-3. Justin Chua/Colton Hamm, Rich, def. Nick Fuller/Doug Rowley, Wa-Hi, 6-1, 6-1. Malcolm Gabbard/Micah Rambo, Wa-Hi, def. Cameron Heinrichson/Taylor Armstrong, Rich, 6-3, 6-4.