Blue Devil boys thump Chiawana netters, 6-1

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WALLA WALLA ­— The Walla Walla High School boys tennis team thumped Chiawana, 6-1, here Tuesday in Mid-Columbia Conference action.

“In singles especially, we played some close sets,” Wa-Hi coach Bryan Eggart said. “Zach Anderson had a nice win over Manuel Mendoza, who has been very good all year. It was a quality win for Zach and a quality win for Connor Christensen over Javan Olin.”

Nick Fuller also beat Alejandro Rojas in no. 4 singles, 6-0 and 6-3.

“The best play of the day was by Nick Fuller,” Eggart said. “He was the most dominant in his match, in my opinion.”

Wa-Hi won three of the four singles matches.

In doubles, Wa-Hi won all three matches.

“In doubles, all three teams were extremely aggressive,” Eggart said. “They put a lot of pressure on the net and I was real proud of that effort as well.”

Wa-Hi (5-2 Mid-Columbia Conference) sits in sole possession of second place in the MCC and plays Thursday at Kennewick at 4 p.m.

District tournament play is May 10-11 at a locale to be determined.

Wa-Hi 6, Chiawana 1

SINGLES — Connor Christensen, Wa-Hi, defeated Javan Olin, Chia, 6-4, 6-3. Zach Anderson, Wa-Hi, Manuel Mendoza, Chia, 6-3 6-3. Luis Mendoza, Chia, defeated Andrew Bateman, Wa-Hi, 6-1, 6-3. Nick Fuller, Wa-Hi, defeated Alejandro Rojas, Chia, 6-0, 6-3.

DOUBLES — Parker Toon, Doug Rowley, Wa-Hi, defeated Jake Martin, Edgar Magana-Farias, Chia, 6-0, 6-2. Malcolm Gabbard, Gerrod Peck, Wa-Hi versus Nick Martin, Alex Voloshin, Chia, 6-3, 6-3. Micah Rambo, Cole Woelfle, Wa-Hi defeated Juan Bustamente, Bradley Johnson, Chia, 6-1, 6-1.

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