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[ CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, May 7, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS Blackhawk mixed doubl teams place in I. E. C ic tennis Cheney is 13th out of 50 teams By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney High boys and girls teams capped off a busy week with a successful outing at the Inland Empire tournament, May 1-2. JT Gould and Leanna Elk, No. 2 mixed doubles, finished second in their bracket while Katelynn and Ryan Smedhy, No. I mixed doubles, took third in theirs. As a team, Cheney finished 13th out of 50 with 84 points. Both teams also earned wins over Northeast A League's Deer Park, April 28, and Great Northern League rivals East Valley, April 30. On their way to the finals, Gould and Elk defeated Pullman's Priscilla Chiang and Charles Pezeshki (6-3, 6-3), Gonzaga Prep's Sophie West and Graham Goebel (6-2, 6-0) Mount Spokane's Katelyn Streltzoff and Ben Conroy (6-3, 7-5) and Ellensburg's Jennifer Jackson/ Tommy Hyatt ( (6-2, 6-3). In the championship match, they lost to Chewelah's Tenika Smith and Chandler Kirk- Patterson (6-1, 6-3). Katelynn and Ryan Smedley defeated Selah's Chloe Howell and Trenton Murdock (6-2, 6-2), Chewelah's Tia Justice and Noah Richmond (6-1, 6-1) and Gonzaga Prep's Mallie Mikkelsen and Spencer Tombari (6-2, 6-0) before losing to Ellensburg's Taylor Willis and Tim Miller Photo by AI Stover Katelynn Smedley and her brother Ryan took second place in the No. 1 mixed doubles bracket at the Inland Empire tournament, May 1-2. (6-4, 6-4) in the semifinals. The Smedleys rebounded to defeat Othello's Zoee Roylance and Collin Freeman (6-1, 6-2). Ben Sanchez and Brandon Foster were 3-2 in their bracket while Adam Passey and Shogo Starr, and Luke Huguenin and Jordan Kawue were 1-1. In singles action, M= rchand finishes first in GNL tournament By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney boys and girls golf teams had some success in the April 28 Great Northern League tournament at Fairways Golf Course. Cheney's Cheyenne Marchand, who hit a 63, edged out Clarkston's Grace Frazier, of Clarkston, who shot a 62 by one stroke, to finish in first place. As in the previous tournaments, the GNL used a rdodified Stableford scoring system, where the highest total of points wins instead of the lowest. "Cheyenne has a pow- erful smooth swing, great touch around the greens," rest of the season unfolds On the boy's side, for her wiU come down to Ashton Tanzerand Tyler her confidence." Koohns both shot 86 to Other top Cheney tie for fifth place, a season finishers include Kelsey best for Tanzer. Nicholas Smith with 24; Hannah Christianson and Taylor Lemelin, 23; Jaci Walker, McNall hit a 109. Cheney 16 and Taylor Gould, 12. only had four eligible golf- As a team, Cheney fin- ers and their score was not ished third out of five with recorded. 155 points. "The kids are getting Morton said his young better each week and they teamconi nues to improve are looking forward to the in Liberty Lake, which gives GNL players an advantage. "I think a couple of players may have a chance to make the state tournament," Hil- zendeger said. "Now is the time of year for our players to start peaking. Hopefully, their hard work will pay dividends here in the next couple of weeks." The boys took some time off to participate in the April 30 Long Drive Fundraiser, where they raised $1,129 for their team. Both the boys and girls teams finished their regular season at the head coach Gerald Mor-eachweek, som d ng he's district tournarnent," boysL fourth GI; . tournament ton said. She is mentally , proua ot ...... =,, ....... head coach Bob Hilzend ~e~,~d~::May 5 ~e. Palouse tough, her work ethic is "More than ger s d, ..... , "Ridge Course in very admirable and herthey are having fun, if you Hilzendeger adde&,,. Pullman. passion for the game is don't have fun, you won't the district, regional and Al Stover can be reached very obvious. How the get better," Morton said. state tournaments will be at al@chenegfreepress.com. Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Soccer Britton Williams was 1-1 while Ryan AxteU went 0-2. "This is the best we've ever done at the Inland Empire Classic," boy's head coach Jesse Erickson said. "Tm really proud of everyone." Prior to the tournament, the Cheney boys defeated Deer Park, 6-1 and East Valley, 7-0. Ryan Smedley, No. 1 singles, was 2-0 for the week, which included a tough win over the Stags' Niamh Lakewolf (6-3, 6-7, 7-5). "Ryan's strategy has improved," Erickson said. "He's picking his moment and waiting for his opponent before coming into the net." Axtell, Williams and Gould won both of their matches. In doubles, Huguenin and Kauwe were 2-0, continu- ing their winning'streak. Foster and Sanchez also won both of their matches. On the girls" side, Cheney swept Deer Park, 7-0, and defeated East Valley, 6-1. Katelynn Smedley, Bridget Calvert and Emily How- ard were 2-0 for the week while Grace Pohl was 1-1. The girls' doubles teams also enjoyed success. Elk won her doubles matches with different partners. At the Deer Park match, she and Sarah Fillmore defeated Natahsa Root and Kyra DeLeon (6-4, 6-1). Against East Valley match, she and Kaitlynn Sweeney defeated Emily Sior and Jessica Fraser (6-2, 6-2). Linsay Swietzer was also 2-0 with different partners. She and Amparo Contreras defeated Deer Park's Jael Guske and Damaris Guske (6-1, 6-2). Against East Val- ley, she and Shayla Payne defeated (7-6, 2-6, 6-1) in a close match. The teams of Sweeney and Rachel Hansen, and Sadie Knutson and Alannah Lewis were 1-0 for the week. "We did some shifting in our doubles and we're looking ahead to districts," Overland said. "I'm happy where we are." After they played Clarkston in their final home match, May 5, the Cheney boys (5-1 GNL, 11-2 overall) travel to Pullman, May 7 where they will finish their regular season against the Greyhounds. The girls (5-1, 9-3) played the Bantams in Clarkston, May 5. They return home to play Pullman May 7 in their last regular match of the season. AI Stozer can be reached at al@c eepress.com. Athlete of the Week Ledical Lake Cwl I harmacy We Hones@ Caret I 1 215 E. SR902, Medical Lake, WA I 1 , 299-3251 I Cheney Athletes " of theWeek from the Cheney Federal Credit Union Cheney FederaICredit Union 520 First Street, Cheney 509-235-6533 In Medical Lake call: 509-299-6533 Everyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in the Cheney and Medical Lake School Districts is eligible to join Cheney Federal Credit Union. Call, click or come in to find out more. ] Linsay Sweitzer Tennis JT Gould Tennis -k*-k-*-k-k-k-k*-k-k-k-k-k-k-k-k t i ii [I " I ..... .... g ...... :: I ii