Coach Rothlisberger looks forward to a great season

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Chelan @ Ephrata (non-league). Back story:  Chelan played Ephrata almost exactly one year ago, early in the 2022 season, with Ephrata sweeping both the girls’ and boys’ team scores by a score of 5-0.  Despite that lopsided result, both schools went on to be the champions in their respective leagues for both boys and girls last season (Chelan – 1A CTL, Ephrata – 2A CWAC).  So, for Chelan, this was an important measuring stick for where we stand one year later.  The results are very promising!

Boys:  Chelan 3, Ephrata 2

#1 Singles:  Josh Mullings (E) def Rylen Moody 6-0, 6-3
#2 Singles:  Luke Christopherson (C) def Jaxon Whetstone 6-1, 6-0
#1 Doubles:  Van Heusden/Addink (E) def Sam Bordner/Cray Silva 6-2, 6-2
#2 Doubles:  Tristan & Wade Sanderson (C) def Powell Ahmann/Bowen Summers 6-4, 6-3
#3 Doubles:  Ian Garfoot/Caleb Sanderson (C) def Jacob Wolther/Alex Adams 6-4, 6-3
This was a win for the depth of the Chelan boys squad.  I was especially impressed with how each Chelan lineup slot improved between set 1 and set 2.

Girls:  Ephrata 3, Chelan 2

#1 Singles:  Lexie Diem (E) def Caelan Rothlisberger 6-0, 6-2 <Ephrata’s Diem is an outstanding player!  State tournament returner from last season>
#2 Singles:  Maya Cowan (C) def Emily Pugh 6-0, 6-2
#1 Doubles:  Arden Paglia/Piper Grossberg (C) def Kacie Shannon/Addie Mills 6-1, 7-6(5)
#2 Doubles:  Molly Evenson/Sienna Addink (E) def Ellie McLemore/Josie Garfoot 6-3, 6-3
#3 Doubles:  Chloe Ho/Erika Morford (E) def Irene Hernandez/Candice Ducrocq 6-3, 6-2
We came up a hair short, but still a large improvement over our previous meeting with Ephrata.

Chelan JV wins:

Sawyer Jeffries/Ben Brownfield 9-7
Sean Rynd/Nic Diaz-Manda 9-7
Sawyer Jeffries/Sean Rynd 6-5
Nic Diaz-Manda/Anthony Tejada 6-3
Ben Brownfield/Estee Flynn 6-2
Danika Dietrich/Estee Flynn 8-6
Signe Lillie/Taylor Hatherell 8-7
Josie Bekel/Madeline Cowan 8-2
Signe Lillie/Taylor Hatherell 6-2
Indy Fielding/Katelyn Stanfield 6-5
Next up:  East Valley (Yakima) @ Chelan, Sat Mar 18 at 11am