By Rongi Yost

Outlaws defeat Mt. View in tight match


Last updated 4/5/2022 at Noon

Jerry Baldock

Brooke Harper sets up a shot in girls tennis action against Mountain View.

The Lady Outlaws tennis team played an outstanding match against Mt. View on Thursday, March 31. The final score was 4-4 and so the winner came down to most sets won, with Sisters coming out on top 10 sets to 8 sets. The following day the Outlaws fell 3-5 in a match at Redmond.

In Tuesday’s match, No. 1 singles player Juhree Kizziar continued her winning ways. Her new topspin serve and her consistent play were too much for her opponent to handle and she easily won the match 6-0, 6-3.

Brooke Harper was focused and had great ball placement in her 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. Maddie Pollard played calm and collected, and exhibited good foot speed to win her match 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

The No. 2 doubles duo, junior Adrianna Luna and freshman Sophie Rush, continued their winning streak with a solid 6-4, 6-3 victory.

Oly Thomson (No. 4 singles) fought back from one set down 5-7, came back to win the second set 6-2, but lost 5-10 in the deciding tie-breaker (TB).

Jenna Kizziar and Charlotte Seymour teamed up for the first time this year at No. 1 doubles. They lost their first set 4-6, and came back to win the second set 6-3 and force the match to a 10-point TB. Unfortunately, they came up just short in the TB, 9-11.

Coach Bruce Fenn said, “With each match we play we as a team become more aware of what we need to do to become better players, such as watch the ball better, get our racquet back quicker, hit the ball to the open court, and communicate better with our doubles partner.”

On Thursday, the Outlaws logged three wins.

Juhree Kizziar (No. 1 singles) continued her dominant play. She played with great pace and big serves to keep her opponent scrambling and defeated the scrappy Redmond player 6-1, 6-3.

Brooke Harper, at No. 2 singles, continued with her great court coverage and deep, consistent ground strokes to win her match 6-4, 6-3. Sisters’ final win came from No. 4 doubles, Adrianna Luna and Sophie Rush, who worked together and played with great energy. The duo won their first set 6-3, then lost 4-6, and went on to win 10-8 in the tie-breaker. They are still undefeated this year.

Fenn said, “Our team played an experienced Redmond team today. Everyone was upbeat and positive. Even though the loss was disappointing, they know now what they need to do to get better.”

The Lady Outlaws were to play at Estacada on Tuesday, April 5. They will play at Cascade on Thursday, April 7, and at home again on Friday against Henley.


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