Orofino High School Tennis team traveled to Coeur D’ Alene this past weekend to compete in the District I/II Tennis Championships resulting in two days of great tennis for the Maniacs! During the weekend of match play, OHS showcased their determination and talent on the tennis courts in boys’ doubles, girls’ doubles, mixed doubles and girl’s singles. The format and results of each match are as follows:

Boys Singles: DJ Sommer (6-4, 6-3) vs Darwish (GR); vs Francis (CV) (1-6, 0-6); vs Rucklic (GR) (6-2, 5-7 (tie break 11-9) winner DJ Sommer goes onto STATE Tennis

Girls Singles: Passion Fulmer vs Mangum (CV) 4-6, 1-6; vs Romney (CV) 6-4, 1-6 (tie break 1-7) winner Fulmer goes onto STATE Tennis.

Boys Doubles: Nathan Martinez/Jase Anderson (6-1, 6-4) vs Culdesac; Martinez/Anderson vs Clark Fork (2-6,2-6); vs Connor Potratz/Rayce Miller (2-6, 6-4; tie break 4-10); vs Reid/Lomanto CU (6-4, 5-7, tie break 7-5) winners Martinez/Anderson goes onto STATE Tennis.

Boys Doubles: Connor Potratz/Rayce Miller vs Acton/Kinsley (GR) (6-1, 3-6, tie break 6-10); vs Miller/Blosser (CU) 6-0, 6-2); vs Martines/Anderson (6-2, 4-6 tie break 10-4) winner goes on to STATE Tennis.

Girls Doubles: DelRae Harris/Samantha Mayberry 2-6, 2-6; vs Green/Dame (GR) vs Goicoa/Brown (GR) 6-0, 6-1 OHS; vs Goicoa/Brown (GR) 2-6, 0-6; vs De La Cruz/Larsen (4-6, 4-6) placed sixth.

Girls Doubles: Madelin De La Cruz/Tori Larsen (6-1, 6-1) vs Reynolds/Foster (CDA) vs (Green/Dame (GR) (0-6, 3-6); vs Swan/Ledeboer (CV) (4-6, 5-7); vs Harris/Mayberry (OHS) (6-4, 6-4) winners Larsen/De La Cruz goes on to STATE Tennis.

Mixed Doubles: Zachary Peterson/Shaylee Taylor vs McCrummen/Dixon (CDA) (5-7, 7-5, tie break 10-12); vs Jolly/BigHorn (CU) (1-6, 1-6) placed eighth.

Representing OHS Tennis at State Tennis are as follows:

Nathan Martinez & Jase Anderson (Boys Doubles); Connor Potratz & Rayce Miller (Boys Doubles); Madelin De La Cruz & Tori Larsen (Girls Doubles), DJ Sommer (Boys Singles) and Passion Fulmer (Girls Singles).

What the match scores do not reflect above is how long each rally lasted or how many ground strokes, volleys, lobs, overhead smashes before a point was won to complete each game. Nor do the match scores show the outstanding sportsmanship and team work exchanged between OHS players and their opponents.

Additionally, it is wonderful to hear from other coaches that our Maniac tennis players are talented and a great group of students! So, what gear does come in handy when playing on the tennis courts? Character gear… Go Maniacs!

Our Maniac Tennis players will leave this Thursday to travel to Boise to compete in the 2021 3A Tennis Championships.

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