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Blackfoot tennis blanks Poky 12-0

April 12, 2012

Meg Matsuura returns a shot during her first singles match against Pocatello on Wednesday.

BLACKFOOT — A day removed from a hard fought loss to conference rival Hillcrest, the Blackfoot tennis team took to the home courts looking to exact a little vengeance on the Pocatello Indians.
At the end of the day Blackfoot accomplished the mission on all fronts as they swept the Indians 12-0.

"It was just fantastic," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "It was nice to get the win and I'm very proud of the group. It was nice to have everyone pick up a win and for a couple of kids, it was their first win of the year. To get a 12-0 win is just a great feeling, especially after a tough match yesterday."
Mark Hudson and Daylan Bird each picked up boys singles victories 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 while third singles Jared Evans was awarded a forfeit.
Girls singles witnessed Meg Matsuura rally after a 1-6 opening set loss, to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over a defending state champion while Holly Gunderson and Christy Hudson each cruised to wins 6-1, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-0.
"Meg had a really good win," Coach Jeffris said. "The girl she was playing was a state champion in mixed doubles last year so we knew that she had skills. Meg has been winning pretty easily as of late so to get a tough match is good for her."
In the boys doubles the undefeated streak continues with Jacob Harris and Tyler Cannon winning 6-2, 6-0 while Bobby and Paul Cannon looked flawless in their 6-0, 6-0 blanking.
Equally as impressive were the girls doubles with Kendall Armstrong and Brandi Bird cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 win and the duet of Bailey Dann and Elizabeth Yancey wasted little time in their 6-3, 6-1 victory.
Rounding out the day was the mixed doubles as Tanner Norton and Lindsay Loveland proved once again that they are indeed a team to be reckoned with as they won 6-1, 6-3. Ashley Porter and Anthony Smith closed out the day with a 6-2, 6-2 winning effort.
Blackfoot will be off through the weekend and then in a scheduling twist, they will travel to Tauphaus Park on Monday for a showdown with Skyline.

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