The Havre High boys and girls tennis teams did something on Saturday that neither has done in quite some time. The Blue Ponies got the first day of competition in with no problems from the weather. On Saturday morning at the Bill Vaughey Memorial Tennis Courts in Havre, the Pony boys and girls opened the 2010 season with a full complement of singles and doubles matches against the Cut Bank Wolves. The Havre boys won nine of 10 matches, including going 6-for-7 in singles against the defending Class B-C state champion Wolves. Sophomore Justin Jensen won twice in singles for HHS, while the Ponies went undefeated in doubles. Brayden Grimson won two doubles matches for the Ponies, while freshman Danny Roe won a singles and a doubles match for the Ponies, as did sophomore Simon McCann. On the girls side, the Ponies won seven of 12 total matches in the non-scoring dual. The Wolves captured the top four singles matches, but HHS went 4-0 in doubles. Having an outstanding debut were freshmen Jade Mc- Cormick and Jennifer Cichosz, who together captured two wins in doubles, as well as each winning a singles match. “I was really pleased with the way things went,” HHS head coach George Ferguson said. “We got a lot of time in on the court and that’s the most important thing right now. The kids all played well for their first time out, and we gained some much-needed experience. The final score of each match is not our focus right now. It’s to play as much as we can, gain experience and implement the things we’ve been working on in practice. And we accomplished all of that on Saturday.” Havre will be back in action on Saturday when the Pony boys and girls travel to Conrad for the Conrad Invitational.
Havre netters look sharp at home
Published: Monday, March 29th, 2010
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