WRHS TENNIS: Hornet wins keep hunt alive

White River’s boys tennis team picked up a pair of league victories before suffering a league loss Friday.

The week started with a 5-0 drubbing of Steilacoom Sept. 19. The Hornets picked up singles victories from Drew Maras and David Connelly, plus doubles wins by Josh Mills and Hunter Bruckbauer, Lyle McCarragher and Sam Bruckbauer and Tommy McCarragher and Bryan Lee.

The Hornets followed up with a 4-1 win over Clover Park Sept. 21. During that contest, Maras earned a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles. Hunter Bruckbauer and Mills were 6-0, 6-1 victors. Lyle McCarragher and Sam Bruckbauer teamed up for a hard-fought 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) win, while Alec Anastasi and Travis Meyers won 6-0, 6-0.

Connelly fought hard, going 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, (10-12) with a third set tiebreaker for the lone loss.

Friday, WRHS dropped a 3-2 match to Washington. Connelly won 6-2, 6-1. WRHS’s No. 3 doubles of Anastasi and Meyers were 6-0, 6-0 winners.

The Hornets dropped a 4-1 nonleague match to Bonney Lake Sept. 22. The team’s lone victors, Anastasi and Meyers.