The Hanford girls tennis team opened the 2013 season on a high note, defeating rival Richland 5-2 on Thursday at home.
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The Falcons won three singles matches and two doubles matches in the victory, including the top two spots in singles.
“Beatrice Giugiuman played really well for us,” Hanford coach Jim Wilson said of his No. 2 singles player. “She finished real quick and was real efficient with her groundstrokes.”
Giugiuman won 6-2, 6-2 over Marina Garcia. Sierra Troxel opened her season with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles over Madeline Quick. Richland’s Hollie Crevey earned its lone singles win, 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 against Hanford’s Vivi Giugiuman.
On the boys side, Richland cruised to a 6-1 victory, sweeping the singles matches.
“(Richland’s) Travis (Zuroske) is a big lefty and a really good player,” Wilson said of Richland’s No. 1. “Shane (Sandlin) gave him a tough battle, but Travis is pretty tough.”
Zuroske won 6-2, 7-5.
Wilson also cited his No. 1 doubles team for playing well, picking up the Falcons’ lone victory.
Quenten Dicken and Darko Spankovic won 6-2, 6-1 against Richland’s Trent Pushing and Taylor Armstrong.
Richland 6, Hanford 1.Singles
—Travis Zuroske (R) def. Shane Sandlin 6-2, 7-5; Zach Fisher (R) def. Kevin Sands 6-2, 6-4; Greg Ciucci (R) def. Sean Thompson 6-2, 6-4; Callum Pe (R) def. Jonathan Peacock 6-1, 6-1.Doubles
—Quenten Dicken/Darko Spankovic (H) def. Trent Pushing/Taylor Armstrong 6-2, 6-1; Wyatt Muntean/Colton Sowers (R) def. Sathvik Ramanan/Mukthi Kukkadapu 6-4, 4-6, 10-6; Cameron Hendrickson/unknown (R) def. McCade Bell/Cyrus Stevens, 6-2, 6-2.
Hanford 5, Richland 2.Singles
—Sierra Troxel (H) def. Madeline Quick 6-0, 6-1; Beatrice Giugiuman (H) def. Marina Garcia 6-2, 6-2; Hollie Crevey (R) def. Vivi Giugiuman 6-1, 4-6, 10-6; An Wang (H) def. Amy Champaign 6-2, 6-0.Doubles
—Maria Tartokovsky/Anna Lipton (R) def. Bridgette Gallant/Kristina Xi, 6-4, 6-3; Jane Moon/Kristina Xantheas (H) def. Michelle Pham/Claire Andrus 6-2, 6-3; Minji Kim/Natalie Moursund (H) def. Rylee DeWitt/Jaiana Gardaya 6-3, 6-0.
Pasco vs. Chiawana: Javan Olin, Luis Mendoza, Manuel Mendoza and Eduardo Quintero won their singles matches as the host Riverhawks beat the Bulldogs 5-2.
Pasco’s Reyes Gonzalez and Alejandro Pacheco won at No. 1 doubles, as did Michael Torres and Raul Pimentel at No. 3.
On the girls side, played at Pasco High, the young Riverhawks squad earned a 5-2 victory.
Chiawana features two seniors, and one is out because of injury.
“This was about our fourth win for the Chiawana girls,” coach Doug Hughes said. “Starting off with a win is pretty cool.”
Chiawana 5, Pasco 2.Singles
—Javan Olin (C) d. Jose Verduzco 6-1, 6-0; Luis Mendoza (C) d. Jesse Trejo 6-2, 6-1; Manuel Mendoza (C) d. Luis Chavez 6-1, 6-2; Eduardo Quintero (C) d. Armando Huizar 6-2, 6-1.Doubles
—Reyes Gonzalez/Alejandro Pacheco (P) d. Nick Martin/Alejandro Rojas 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Edgar Magana-Farias/Alex Voloshin (C) d. Calvin Go/Alvaro Contreras 6-1, 6-3; Michael Torres/Raul Pimentel (P) d. Juan Bustamante/Tanner Sparks 6-2, 6-2.
Chiawana 5, Pasco 2.Singles
—Tayla Jackson (C) def. Brenda Robinson 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; Julie Campos (C) def. Veronica Martinez 6-1, 7-5; Kelsey Toyoda (C) def. Maykayla Fitchitt 6-4, 6-2; Vanessa Good (C) def. Daniela Varbesa 6-3, 6-2.Doubles
—Zara Guzman/Caitlyn Badoya (P) def. Denise Jara/Brenda Contino 6-3, 6-2; Darby Pink/Jaime Jenkins (C) def. Marrisa Davila/Elizabeth Rios 6-2, 6-2; Bella Chavez/Tatum Buckenberger (P) def. Jazmine Pacheco/Cassandra Munuz 7-5, forfeit.