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Girls’ tennis wins 8-1 over Higley, but boys’ lose 6-3

February 27, 2019 GMT

A second straight dominating performance to open its season led to an 8-1 over Higley for the Lake Havasu girls’ tennis team on Tuesday.

“Today they were mentally focused and came ready to play,” said Greg Brueckner, head coach of the girls’ team. “It was a good effort today.”

The Knights (2-0) won five of the six singles matches and were led by senior Tatum Liska who defeated her in two sets by scores of 6-4 and 6-0. Junior Athena Ganas won her match in straight sets as well, winning by scores of 6-1 and 6-2.

Junior Jaidyn Chauhan, senior Shivangi Bhakta and sophomore Kovina Savita all won their matches in straight sets for the Knights.

Lake Havasu swept the three doubles matches.

As for the boys’ team, it did not have similar success on Tuesday as the Knights were defeated 6-3 by Higley.

“I thought we played well today, but they were facing much tougher competition than last time out,” said Jeremy Wojcicki. “We just need to work on a couple shots and swings.”

Wojcicki added it will take some time before some to get ready to face stiffer competition.

Sophomore Troy Anderson won the only singles match for Lake Havasu (1-1), winning in straight sets by scores of 6-2 and 6-4.

However, the Knights did perform well in the doubles matches, winning two of the three matches.

Anderson and senior Paul Baca won their doubles match 8-6, while senior Jason Casado and junior Chase Nobbe claimed their match 9-8.

Up next, the boys’ team will take on Moon Valley today at 1 p.m. at home. The girls’ team will travel to face Vista Grande on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.