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Havasu boys, girls tennis split duals in Prescott

April 9, 2019

The Lake Havasu tennis teams were a few points from a sweep in Prescott, settling for a hard-won split on Monday.

The boys won a 6-3 dual against Prescott, falling at Nos. 1 and 2 singles and No. 1 doubles but leaning on its depth to win the bottom of the card and take the match.

“The bottom of our roster saved us today,” boys tennis coach Jeremy Wojcicki said.

The No. 2 doubles team of Troy Anderson and Gavin Williams, who have played very little together this season, were one of the highlights.

“They were moving around, communicating on the court, which is good to see,” Wojcicki said. “They’re both sophomores and moving forward, thinking to the future, I was looking for teams to pair up for the next couple of years. The experiment seemed to work for these two.”

The Havasu girls held their own against Prescott, which at 9-1 this season is ranked third in the state in Division II, losing 6-3.

“It went really well,” girls coach Greg Brueckner said.

“We lost a couple of really tight singles matches. One of our doubles matches we lost in a tiebreaker at the end. We were right there, neck and neck with them.”

Alicia Medina won in both singles and doubles for the Knights, winning at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with teammate Shivangi Bhakta.

Jaidyn Chauhan won at No. 4 singles to pick up the other point for Havasu.

Both teams have three matches left in the season, starting today with home duals against Yuma High. The girls will host Buckeye Youngker on Thursday with the boys playing on the road, before both teams travel to Buckeye Union to close the regular season.

Postseason play begins on April 23 with the girls likely to compete for a team title.