Carson courts easy win

Doubles player Kyle Kunz returns a serve against Douglas on Tuesday.

Doubles player Kyle Kunz returns a serve against Douglas on Tuesday.

Carson High improved to 4-0 with an easy 13-5 victory over arch-rival Douglas in a Northern Division I boys tennis match Tuesday at Carson High School.

The Senators led 10-2 after two rounds, and coach Hal Wilkins subbed liberally in the final round.

Jake Jones and Taylor Saarem each went 2-0. Jones won 6-3 and 7-6, while Saarem won 6-2 and 6-4.

In doubles play, Kyle Kunz and Aaron Woodbury continued to dominate, racking up two easy wins, 6-1 and 6-1. Trevor Sollberger and Jared Hearn, the No. 2 doubles team, also went 2-0. They won 7-5 and 6-3. Ditto for Zach Simms and Stuart McElhany, who won 6-0 and 6-0.

“Our top two singles and doubles players played well,” Wilkins said.

Carson visits Galena Thursday at 3.


Douglas pounds Carson, 14-4

MINDEN — Led by its No. 1 doubles team of Tara Cottrill and Ingrid Carlson, the Douglas girls kept their perfect season record intact with a win at home against Carson.

Cottrill and Carlson won each of their three sets, dropping only four games along the way, to help the Tigers improve to 4-0 in league. Kayleigh Carlson and Anne Pomroy won their two doubles sets, both on tie-breakers, while Madelyn Landerfelt and Maggie Rich were 2-0 in their singles sets.

The Tigers’ Kaitlyn Smith rallied to pull out a tie-breaker win in the first round against Shaylin Segura, 7-6 (9-7). Smith trailed 5-4 in regulation and then came back from a 6-3 deficit in the tie-breaker.

Carson picked up a win in the second round from its No. 1 doubles team of senior Amanda Breen and Emma Breeding, who were 6-4 winners over Kari Cozaihr and Chandler Howe. Preeta Amin, Carson’s No. 1 singles player, secured a 7-5 win against Smith in the second round and then won 6-0 in the third set.

Carson falls to 2-2 heading into Thursday’s home match against Galena.

“They’re a strong team,” said Carson coach Diane Baker-Roberts.

“Their No. 1 and 2 doubles teams are tough. We just don’t have the depth.”


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