Centralia recovered from two-straight losses by bouncing back with a four-win victory (4-1) over Black Hills at home Wednesday.
The Tigers, who improve to 3-6 overall on the season, were coming off a tight loss to Aberdeen on Tuesday. Keahey decided to switch her doubles and singles players around, with her top singles players joining forces as doubles teams, and vice versa.
“It was nice to have four wins and one loss,” Centralia coach Deb Keahey said. “Yesterday it was close and could have gone either way, and today it fell our way.”
In No. 1 singles, Centralia’s Isaac Parkin defeated Josh Do (6-4, 6-3). In No. 2 singles, Centralia’s Conner O’Dell defeated Parker Anderson (6-1, 6-3) and Centralia’s Ryan Kane won by forfeit (6-0, 6-0) in No. 3 singles.
“Isaac played an amazing match,” Keahey said. “He was just so consistent.”
In No. 2 doubles, Centralia’s top-two singles players, Landon Kaut and Brandon Yeung, joined forces to defeat Black Hills’ top-two singles players, Ryan Cokl and Lauri Calvert (6-4, 6-1).
The Tigers’ only loss came in No. 2 doubles, where Black Hills’ Harrison Pilon Dylan Browne defeated Centralia’s David Parsons and Justin Kuykendall (6-2, 2-6, 6-3).
“I was happy for our doubles players,” Keahey said. “They haven’t had a win all season and they won today in singles. I was really excited.”
Centralia travels to W.F. West (9-0) Friday for a season-finale among the Twin City rivals.
W.F. West needed no luck against Aberdeen Wednesday, blasting through to Bobcats 6-0 en route to their ninth-consecutive victory of the season.
The Bearcats are now 9-0 overall and in league play with one final regular-season matchup left, a home game against rival Centralia on Friday.
Against Aberdeen, Justin Chung defeated Colton Faulkner (6-2, 6-1) in No. 1 singles, while Joseph Chung defeated Ashdon Swope (6-0, 6-0) in No. 2 singles. Andrew Boggess completed the Bearcats’ singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Kevin Eng.
On the doubles side, Jacob Blomdahl and Aaron Boggess, who moved up to No. 1 doubles this game, edged Andrew Troeh and Kyler Miller (7-5, 5-7, 6-0) to come away with victory.
“They were very tentative and not playing the way they usually play,” W.F. West coach Jack State said. “The biggest thing I told them before the third set is they needed to play more. They were forcing things. I said, ‘You’ve just got to relax.’ They went out and won the third set, and it was a no-add set. They played much, much better in the third set.”
In No. 2 doubles, Nate Dahlin and Mason Walters defeated Foster Patterson and Daniel Garcia (6-3, 6-3), while Gabe Cuestas and Gannon Soukup defeated Brodyn Osina and Ayden Giffin (6-0, 6-0) in No. 3 doubles.