Lakeland Tennis Falls to Trojans

Malia Batman, Staff Writer

The Lakeland Hawks varsity tennis team was home on April 7 against the Post Falls Trojans. 

The weather for this match was absolutely beautiful and had the whole team in a great mood to compete. 

Overall, Lakeland lost against Post Falls, leaving the courts 5-7. 

With singles players, doubles teams, and mixed doubles teams at the same location there was a lot of support from the teammates and parents who decided to come to support the team. 

Addie Rebel and Ellie Clarkson were playing in the number one sport for the girl’s doubles team. In their first set, they are 6-2, and in the second set 6-1. 

“Playing Post Falls was a bit challenging, but Ellie and I was able to push through. We went to douce multiple times with them but found Post Falls weaknesses and won,” Rebel said,

Faith Broadwater played at girls’ singles number two. Her first set ended at 0-6 and the second set at 1-6. 

“I definitely think I’ve played better matches, but I’m not too disappointed. I learned a lot, and I’m excited to use new skills in the next match,” Broadwater said.  

Alison Rader and Michale Pearson played as Lakelands’ number two mixed doubles teams. In the first set, it ended 1-6, and in the second set, it was 3-6. 

“ I think we’ll do good like usually do, and hopefully crush Lewiston and Moscow,” Rader said.

Brady Hanna played as Lakeland’s number one boy singles yesterday because his partner Cole Andres was away at the FFA convention. 

In the first set, it was 4-6 and the second set was 6-2 leading to a 10 point tiebreaker leaving Hanna with the win of 10-6. 

“ It was nice being able to play singles again, it has been a long time and it was a tough match but fun,” Hanna said. “I feel pretty good about the matches tomorrow, and especially after yesterday, I think I can give it a good shot. The opponents will be tough, but I’ll give it my all” 

Avery Scott- Fudge and Ryan Gentemen played as Lakeland’s number three boys doubles teams. The first set was 1-6. The second set was not played due to time constraints.

“We did not open as strong as we would’ve liked, and did not play as well as I know we could have.” Scott-Fudge said.

Elle Brown was playing as Lakeland’s number one girl’s singles. Her first set ended in 5-7 and the second set ended in 3-6. 

Brown states “ It was a fun match to play.” 

The Lakeland Hawks have their next match down in Lewiston and in Moscow on April 9.

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