THS tennis winless during busy weekend


TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School tennis teams dropped four matches over the weekend to Cody, Powell, Kelly Walsh and Natrona County.

In the four match losses, the Blazer combined for only three wins.

The weekend began on Thursday as THS hosted the two Casper schools.

The Lady Blazers fell 5-0 to Kelly Walsh, while the boys’ team lost 4-1.

The lone win of the match went No. 2 singles player Cody Clayton, who defeated Shaun Parker, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

“This was a rough match for our boys,” coach Alex Schaneman said. “They played hard but were up against some very stiff competition.  The most competitive match was at No. 2 doubles (Adam Bartlett and Ben Firminhac) and they should have made it to the third set but were unable to close out the second set.”

In that No. 2 doubles match, Bartlett and Firminhac fell 6-1, 6-4.

In the girls’ division, No. 1 doubles team of Kayla Watson and Shaelee Jackson won the only point of the match for the Lady Blazers, falling 6-0, 6-1.

“This was also rough for the girls,” Schaneman said. “They improve every time they play. It will be fun to see how they do these next couple of years.”

Later in the afternoon, Natrona County came to town. The girls fell 4-1, while the boys’ match was not finished due to lightning in the area.

No. 2 singles player Jaycee Shields defeated Avery Olsen, 6-0, 6-1 for the team’s lone win.

“This match was much more competitive than the KW match,” Schaneman said. “Jaycee Shields really played well in her match and was able to dispatch her opponent quickly. The other matches were competitive, but the girls didn’t win any of them.”

On Saturday, Torrington traveled to Sheridan for a pair of matches against Cody and Powell.

Against Cody, the Broncs defeated the Blazers in both matches 5-0.

In the girls’ match, Shields lost 6-1, 1-6, 10-7 in a tiebreaker. All the other matchers were in straight sets.

In the boys’ match, No. 1 singles player Aidyn Saucedo also went into a tiebreaker before falling 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

Against Powell, the doubles team of Shields and Kassidy Hurley scored the only win, 6-3, 6-1.

In the boys’ match, Powell blanked Torrington 5-0, winning all matches in straight sets.

Torrington will be back in action at home on Saturday, Sept. 4 against Sheridan. Action gets underway at 10 a.m.

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