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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

CHS boys tennis goes undefeated


The Cheney High School boys tennis team went undefeated last week against Deer Park, Medical Lake and North Central. The Blackhawks (4-1) begin Great Northern League play at Pullman on April 10.

“We had a great week,” head coach Jesse Erickson said. “I am pleased where we are at going into the break. I am really happy with the team and we are going to just keep improving.”

Against Deer Park the Blackhawks won 4-1. There were two singles matches with Hunter Pohl collecting the one win on that side by defeating Jared Lee 6-2, 7-6 in No. 2 singles. Dixon Gerber fell to Tyson Lim 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

“The No. 1 singles player was really tough,” Erickson said. “Dixon gave a good effort. Hunter had a solid match and he continued his consistent play.”

The Blackhawks swept doubles competition with Aaron Fillmore and Logan Ray winning 6-0 in both sets for No.1 doubles. Jared Adams and Jarius Kuhn won 6-1, 6-1 and Cheney won by default in the No. 3 spot due to Deer Park not having enough players.

“Aaron and Logan came out and were very successful,” Erickson said, “Jared and Jarius got teamed up and played really well together. They gave a good effort of mixing things up and it paid off for them.”

The next competition was against Medical Lake at home on March 28 and Cheney won 4-1 again. On the singles side, Gerber fell to Noah Ray 6-3, 6-1 in No. 1 while Pohl defeated Ashton Bercher-Hamilton 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

Fillmore and Logan Ray had another good match as they won 6-0, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles. Adams and Kuhn defeated their opponents 7-5, 6-2 and John Laufenburger and Alex Rose won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2.

The Blackhawks won 6-1, rounding out competition at North Central on March 29.

On the singles side, Cheney went undefeated with Gerber (6-2, 6-0), Pohl (6-0, 6-0), Fillmore (6-0, 6-0) and Logan Ray (6-0, 6-0) winning all their matches.

In doubles, Adams and Kugan won 7-5, 6-3 while Laufenburger and Rose collected the 6-2, 6-2 victory. North Central won the No. 3 spot by default due to Cheney having a lack of players.

The Blackhawks have a little time off due to spring break but will be making their first GNL road trip to Pullman to face the Greyhounds in their league opener afterwards.

“I am looking forward to it,” Erickson said. “It should be a good match. I am confident that we will do well down there.”

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