Lincoln tennis rolls into league undefeated

Foothill, Center fall
By: Staff Report
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Lincoln High’s tennis team finished its preseason without a loss and continued that run entering the Pioneer Valley League. The Fighting Zebras boys/girls combined club won its second league match March 22 by defeating Foothill 7-2. Earlier in the week the Zebras downed Center by the same score. The boys’ Brandon Waidmann (No. 1) and Connor Furgeson (No. 2) continued their solid play by giving up only one set between them last week. Waidmann, a senior, had to fight back from a 1-5 deficit and force a tiebreaker to defeat the Mustangs’ A.J. Decastro. The girls’ Kaitlin Fischer (No. 1) and Elizabeth Magana (No. 2) had little trouble dispatching their counterparts. The Mustangs claimed only eight games of 24, and the Cougars managed 11 against the duo. Fischer, a senor, has not lost a match yet this season. In boys’ doubles, No. 1 Vadim Kotyash and Isaac Thich had to battle to knock off the Cougars, but easily defeated the Mustangs. The Zebras’ team of Kotyash and Blake Waidmann dominated the competition giving up only eight games total. For girls’ doubles, the No. 1 team of Kirz-Ann Hinahon and Rikha Unciano dropped their match against the Mustangs, but took down the Cougars 6-7 (6), 6-3, 14-12 tiebreak. The No. 2 team fell to the Cougars, but Alyssa Hubiak and Nicole Salgado teamed up to defeat the Mustangs 7-5, 6-1. The Lincoln mixed doubles team of Alec Snodgrass and Jocelyn McCoy lost to Foothill. Center was also able to defeat the Zebras’ team of Tyler Newberry and Nicolette Lipman. Lincoln traveled to Placer for a match Tuesday, and came home to host a match with Bear River Wednesday. Colfax visits today. Lincoln High School Fighting Zebras Tennis Lincoln 7, Foothill 2 BOYS Singles Brandon Waidmann (L) def. A.J. Decastro (F) 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (0) Connor Furgeson (L) def. Alex Bgatov (F) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles Vadim Kotyash/Isaac Thich (L) def. Vincent Le/Jackie Chan (F) 6-1, 6-2 Tyler Newberry/Blake Waidmann (L) def. Bret Addison/Brandon Hoang (F) 6-2, 6-2 GIRLS Singles Kaitlin Fischer (L) def. Huong Huynh (F) 6-3, 6-0 Elizabeth Magana (L) def. Lily Le (F) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles Usa Visuthicho/Nallely Sedano (F) def. Kriz-Ann Hinahon/Rikha Unciano (L) 6-4, 6-4 Alyssa Hubiak/Nicole Salgado (L) def. Alejandra Toro/Helen Nguyen (F) 7-5, 6-1 Mixed Doubles Nicole Calimoso/Michael Bryson (F) def. Alec Snodgrass/Jocelyn McCoy (L) 6-3, 7-5