Prep Roundup: Eagles top Knights to remain spotless
by Tribune staff reports
March 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 1174 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Etowah’s boys tennis team remained unbeaten and added another win over a county rival by beating fellow unbeaten River Ridge 4-1 on Wednesday.

Kevin Mendes rallied for a three-set win at No. 1 singles, dominating after losing the first set. He won 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Ryan Templet had an easier time at No. 2, winning 6-3, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Jake Pollack and Taylor Barie didn’t allow a game, while the No. 2 team of Austin Stark and J.T. Thompson won 6-4, 6-4.

River Ridge’s Jake Hicks won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Etowah (8-0) will complete its stretch of four matches in four days when it hosts Woodstock today. It will be the Eagles’ fourth match against a county rival, in addition to previous wins over Cherokee and Creekview.

Handed its first loss of the season, River Ridge (6-1) will compete in the LaGrange Invitational this weekend, beginning with a match against Westover on Friday.


Etowah 5, River Ridge 0:
The Lady Eagles didn’t allow more than four games in any of the five victorious matches, and they remained unbeaten against county teams.

Earlier in the season, Etowah (5-2-1) beat Cherokee, and it tied Creekview after darkness prevented that match, tied at 2-all, from being completed.

Jordan Day, Nikki Gilner and Michaela LaDuca won in singles play, with Gilner allowing two games and the other two players allowing four apiece.

Both doubles teams — Hannah Ayers and Sydney DiMilia at No. 1, Keegan Casteel and Alisa Cruickshank at No. 2 — allowed four games.

Etowah will travel to Woodstock today for its last of four matches in four days.


Late Tuesday

Sequoyah 3, Sprayberry 1:
Victor Rivera scored a goal and assisted on the other two for the Chiefs.

Diego Ruiz and Jorden Kirkland scored the other goals, while Michael Roppo had an assist.

Ethan Riggle made seven saves for Sequoyah (7-2, 2-1 Region 7AAAAA), which will travel to Kennesaw Mountain on Friday.
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