KENNEWICK – Moses Lake tennis is off to a rough start as back to back losses have the Chiefs at 0-2 to open the 2014 season.
The team boarded "Big Yellow" and headed to Kennewick Thursday in search of its first win. But Southridge was more than the Chiefs could handle as Suns dominated from start to finish.
The Moses Lake boy’s struggled mightily going without a win in a 7-0 shutout loss. The girls were turned back 6-1 by the Lady Suns. First doubles Carina LeFave and Kylee McKay defeated Shyler Sullivan and Emily Koehler, 6-1, 6-2 for the lone Chief win of the match.
Moses Lake, at 0-2, is back on the court Apr.3 when the Chiefs head east to match up with the Mt. Spokane Wildcats.
Boys: Southridge 7, Moses Lake 0. Singles—Gianni Landby, S, def. Jace Hunt, 6-1, 6-1; Ethan Ling, S, def. Nolan Rapp, 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Aoyama, S, def. Pedro Barreras, 7-6, 7-5; Charlie Landefeld, S, def. Tyler Ward, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles—Danie Concado/Nathan Mitchell, S, def. David Hernandez/Ming Blowser, 6-2, 6-1; Carson Cole/Jake Castrejon, S, def. Vaughn Koreis/Billy Francis, 6-3, 6-2; Andrew McNeill/Connor Brown, S, def. Aditya Sharma/James Zimmer, 6-0, 6-2.
Girls: Southridge 6, Moses Lake 1. Singles—Sofia Morrison, S, def. Sydney Francis, 6-0, 6-0; Bailey Sanderson, S, def. Juliana Medel, 6-0, 6-1; Kiana Safford, S, def. Ana Castano, 6-2, 6-3; Alani Safford, S, def. Micayla Friend, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles—Carina LeFave/Kylee McKay, ML, def. Shyler Sullivan/Emily Koehler, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; Elisabeth Borlaug/Savannah Brown, S, def. Erika SantaCruz/Anjali Sharma, 6-1, 6-2; Britney Hancock/Rachel Nicholls, S, def. Queenie Bacat/Sarah Kersey, 6-3, 6-2.