THS tennis splits with South

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School tennis teams split with Cheyenne South on Tuesday with the girls picking up a 5-0 win, while the boys lost 5-0.

“It was a good day of tennis,” coach Curtis Birkley said. “I’m super proud of our boys. They battled hard staying in points and got better today. Isaac Bartlett and Aidyn Saucedo competed up against some tough opponents, but they worked super hard.”

Both singles players for the boys’ team lost in straight sets with Saucedo falling 6-2, 6-1 to Andrew Lock, while Bartlett fell 6-2, 6-2 to Fletcher Mothershed.

In doubles action, both teams won a set each in their respective matches.

The No. 1 team of Cody Clayton and Gabe Russell won the opening set 6-3 before dropping the next two sets 6-3, 6-4. The No. 2 doubles team of Ben Firminhac and Adam Bartlett lost the opening set 6-2 before picking up a 7-6 (9-7) tiebreaker set to force a third set. The Blazers ultimately lost the match 6-3 in the third.

In the girls’ division, the entire team earned straight set victories.

“All of the girls worked hard and did some great things today to get better,” Birkley said.

Sera Glass, the No. 1 singles player, won 6-2, 6-1 over Torisha Brown, while Jenessa Derby won 6-3, 6-0.

In doubles action, Tyne Stokes and Jacee Shields won 6-2, 6-2, and Trisha Cates and Bethany Wunibald won 6-2, 6-0. Sydney Harris and Theona Haines scored a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 3 doubles division.

The Blazer teams hit the road once again Saturday with a trip to Sheridan for a noon contest.