FAIRBANKS-Yesterday at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts the Monroe Rams and Hutchison Hawks had a dual meet. The match of the night happened to be in girls doubles.
Monroe senior Jordyn Therriault and Madison Marlow took on Hawks' junior Ashley Stark and Anastacia Ante in a match that lasted a little over an hour and a half. The Rams took the first set 6-0 but the Hawks responded with a 6-3 second set. The deciding set is a tiebreaker that usually goes to 10 and you have to win by two.
But these girls showed the will to win and to compete taking the tiebreaker to 16-14. The advantage and the win however, went to Monroe.
"I feel like our first game was the strongest and then we were lacking after that. We were both kind of feeling tired, it was a long match but we really just kind of stuck with it, we decided not to give up and after a while we prevailed,"Therriault said.
She added,"Hutch and Monroe have always been pretty evenly matched so it felt good to win. As the season has gone by we've gotten better and as the season continues we will continue getting better."
The Rams won the dual meet 6-1. Hutchison's only win came from Cheyenne Martinez in straight sets in the girls no.1 singles.
The Rams got forfeit wins in boys no.2 singles, girls no.2 singles and mixed doubles. Ryan Burke won 6-1, 6-0 over Austin Evans in boys no.1 singles. Sebastian Griffin and Nathaniel Brose swept the boys doubles.
WEST VALLEY 4 LATHROP 3
West Valley won a close 4-3 dual meet over Lathrop. The singles were split. West Valley's Jareed Lees sweeping Jonathan Lange in the boys no. 1 match. Lathrop's Alex Jordan won the boys no. 2 singles. Teresa Sample swept the girls no. 1 singles for the Wolfpack while Rachel Jordan got it done for the Malemutes in the girls no. 2 singles 6-1,6-2.
The Wolfpack got the deciding points with wins in mixed doubles by Catherine Sample and Harrison Alford and in girls doubles with Katie Robinson and Pearl Lockwood.
EIELSON'S SEASON OVER
Eielson's season has been canceled due to lack of players. There was only one playing for the Ravens. None of the remaining scheduled games with Eielson will count as forfeit wins.