Blue Devil boys cruise to MCC tennis win over Braves

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KENNEWICK — Douglas Rowley and Connor Christensen, Wa-Hi’s top two singles players, had to work for their victories here Tuesday in a Mid-Columbia Conference boys tennis match against Kamiakin.

After that, it was smooth sailing for the Blue Devils as they downed the Braves 7-0 in near-perfect playing conditions on the Kamiakin courts.

Rowley, playing No. 1 singles for Wa-Hi, lost the first set to Kamiakin’s Matt Inmann 6-2, but bounced back to claim the second and third sets, and the match, 6-1, 6-2.

It was a similar scenario for Christensen at No. 2 singles, as he dropped the first set to the Braves’ Ben Welch 6-2, but recovered nicely by winning the second set 7-6 and the third 6-3.

Blue Devils Micah Rambo and Cole Woelfle then cleaned up singles, each winning 6-0, 6-0.

And in doubles, the Wa-Hi duos of Nick Fuller-Malcolm Gabbard, Gerrod Peck-Eric Klicker and Erik Dohe-Noble Coleman each won in straight sets to finish off the sweep.

Wa-Hi 7, Kamiakin 0

SINGLES — Douglas Rowley, Wa-Hi, def Matt Inman, Kamiakin, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2; Connor Christensen, Wa-Hi, def Ben Welch, Kamiakin, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3; Michah Rambo, Wa-Hi, def Nash Thompson, Kamiakin, 6-0, 6-0; Cole Woelfle, Wa-Hi, def Robert Miller, Kamiakin, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES — Nick Fuller-Malcolm Gabbard, Wa-Hi, def Alex Barany-Jarrett Gould, Kamkiakin, 6-3, 6-1; Gerrod Peck-Eric Klicker, Wa-Hi, def Connor Barany-Mason Delmar, Kamikain, 6-2, 6-4; Erik Dohe-Noble Coleman, Wa-Hi, def Josh Tingey-Tanner Harrington, Kamiakin, 6-0, 6-0.

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