THS tennis picks up weekend victories

TORRINGTON – In a combined four matches over the weekend, both Torrington High School tennis teams picked up one match victory.

On Thursday, in Rawlins, the Lady Blazers picked up a 5-0 sweep of the Rawlins Lady Outlaws.

Sera Glass and Trisha Cates picked up 6-0, 6-1 victories in singles action, while Tyne Stokes and Jacee Shields earned a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 win in the No. 1 doubles contest.

The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches were forfeit wins in favor of Torrington.

In the boys’ division, Aidyn Saucedo, No. 2 singles, and the No. 1 double team of Benjamin Brady and Isaac Bartlett picked up the first two wins of the season for the Blazers.

Saucedo won 6-2, 6-1, while the doubles team rebounded winning the second and third sets to pull off a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.

“All the athletes did some great things many matches going into split sets,” THS coach Curtis Birkley said.

Earlier that day, the Cody Broncs handed both Torrington teams a 5-0 loss.

On Saturday, Torrington returned home to its home courts where the Blazers picked up their first team win of the season, defeating Rock Springs 3-2.

“The Boys had a good win over Rock Springs and the matches we didn’t win, we played them tough,” Birkley said. “Fenn and Saucedo both worked hard against Green River but came up short. We are making strides and the kids have developed a ton in the last week.”

The Torrington boys got wins from Brian Fenn, 6-0, 6-1, Saucedo, 6-0, 6-2 and the No. 2 doubles team of Joseph Randolph and Cody Clayton, 6-2, 7-5.

In the girls’ division, doubles teams of Stokes and Shields and Elyssa Cummings and Bethany Wunibald got a 6-2, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-4, respectively.

“For the girls they competed hard getting wins at one and two doubles against Rock Springs,” Birkley said. “Sera Glass played her heart out going into three sets in both of her matches but ran out of steam to finish and get a win.”

Later in the afternoon, Green River handed Torrington a pair of 5-0 losses.

The Blazers are back in action Thursday at 10 a.m. against Kelly Walsh and Natrona County.


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