Bronco tennis dominates Trojans
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Bronco tennis squad turned in a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon as they dispatched with a Rigby Trojan squad by the final combined score of 11-1 between the boys and girls squads.
"This was a nice, decisive win today which shows just how hard we've been working," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "I think that this was one of those matches which gives us a brief picture of how districts should look like."
If the districts look anything like Wednesday, then the Broncos should be well on their way to sending a bus full of athletes to the state tournament come May.
Once again the doubles teams dominated play for the Broncos as they swept every doubles match.
Jacob Harris and Tyler Cannon remain unbeaten on the season as they cruised to a 6-1,6-0 victory in first doubles. The second doubles team of Bobby and Paul Cannon barely broke a sweat in their 6-0,6-0 whitewashing of their opponents.
Both girls doubles teams made quick work of their foes with Brandi Bird and Kendall Armstrong winning 6-0,6-2 while Ashley Porter and Holly Gunderson came home with a 6-0,6-3 victory.
Tanner Norton and Lindsay Loveland sent their mixed doubles oppenents packing with a 6-1,6-0 win while the mixed team of Anthony Smith and Elizabeth Yancey dominated their foes 6-1, 6-2.
In the singles Daylan Bird and Jared Evans each picked up wins with Bird blanking his Rigby counterpart 6-0, 6-0 and Evans turning in the match of the day as he picked up a hard fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win.
Meg Matsuura led the girls singles with a big 6-0, 6-0 win while Christy Hudson and Rachael Cannon rounded out the win column with 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-2 victories
Blackfoot will return to the courts on Friday when they travel to Madison for another High Country Conference tilt.
"It was nice to have the boys doubles and the mixed teams remain unbeaten and it was good to get Meg back on her winning ways," Coach Jeffris said. "We will have a real test on Friday when we go to Madison."