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Riding hot streak, Zebras to face Colfax today in league match

By: Staff report
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Lincoln High’s varsity coed tennis team is in third place in the Pioneer Valley League with three matches remaining in the season. The Zebras topped visiting Bear River 6-3 Tuesday and also won at Whitney 5-4 April 10. Bear River, who was without its top boys’ player because of illness, had beat Lincoln 5-4 in the first half of league play. “We knew we had a good chance and the girls kept up their good play,” Lincoln coach Tim Allen said. Lincoln’s Sarah Bietz won her match (6-3, 6-2) against an opponent that had beaten her in the first meeting. Kevin Bellido and Philip Bohm gave the Zebras a 10-8 victory at No. 1 boys’ doubles and Lincoln’s top two boys (No. 1 Jeremy Orteza, No. 2 Greg Hill) both won in two sets. Lincoln’s other two victories came at No. 2 girls doubles and mixed doubles. Ethan Theodore and Milja Djurin teamed up to win 7-6 in the mixed doubles match and remained unbeaten on the season. Lincoln’s Haley Harrington and Chloe Landry won their doubles match after it went to tiebreaker at 9-9. Harrington and Landry won the tiebreaker 7-4. Whitney and Lincoln were tied 4-4 entering the mixed doubles match. Theodore and Djurin won 10-8 and clinched the victory for the Zebras. Each Lincoln girl won, starting at the top with No. 1 Jessica Ho (6-0, 6-1) and Bietz (6-3, 6-2). Lincoln’s Harrington and Landry (10-4) and Jara Vandermeer and Lisa Donnelly (10-1) teamed up for wins in doubles. The Zebras will visit Colfax at 3:30 p.m. today to face a team that beat them 6-3 last time.