Blackfoot tennis earns sweep of Rigby on windy senior day
BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot's Scott Cannon spent most of this season playing mixed doubles with Baylee Gorder.
But with Gorder out sick, Cannon had to move to singles Wednesday against district foe Rigby.
Long after all the other matches had finished Cannon and Rigby's Jared Neville were battling in a third set tiebreaker. After losing the first set 7-5, Cannon battled back and won the next two sets 6-2 and 6-1 to lead the Blackfoot boys to a 6-0 victory over the Trojans. The Bronco girls also defeated the Trojans 4-2 on a blustery senior day at Blackfoot High School.
"That was some great tennis," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said of Cannon's match. "That was a great job by a guy who is used to playing doubles and a great way for us to end the day."
The doubles team of Tanner Norton and Jacob Harris continued their undefeated season with a straight set win over Isaac Nelson and Matteo Clemment.
Daylan Bird won his match at the boys number one 6-1, 6-3 over Jonah Neville. The boys swept every match they had on the afternoon.
The Bronco girls swept all the doubles and mixed doubles matches during the day.
Anna Inskeep and Rachel Cannon won the match at number one doubles. Marius Repenning and Marie Sorenson won their match at the number two mixed doubles.
Johanna Schneider won the only singles match for Blackfoot Makayla Neville 6-4, 6-2.
Blackfoot plays at the Gate City Inviational in Pocatello on Saturday.
Blackfoot 6, Rigby 0
Daylan Bird (BHS) defeats Jonah Neville (RHS) 6-1, 6-3
Scott Cannon (BHS) defeats Jared Neville (RHS) 5-7, 6-2,6-1
Wade Ellis (BHS) defeats Brigham Clark (RHS) 6-2, 6-1
Tanner Norton and Jacob Harris (BHS) defeats Isaac Nelson and Matteo Clemment (RHS) 6-2, 6-0
Ryan Kunz and Jared Evans (BHS) defeats Jayden Burton and Antonio Lapuer (RHS) 6-2, 6-3
Blackfoot 4, Rigby 2
Erin Howard (RHS) defeats Ally Pack (BHS) 6-1, 6-1
Johanna Schneider (BHS) defeats Makayla Neville (RHS) 6-4, 6-2
McKenna Hall (RHS) defeats Jessica Aranrit (BHS) 6-1, 6-2
Anna Inskeep and Rachel Cannon (BHS) defeats Tiffany Poole and Hailey Bullard (RHS) 6-3, 6-3
Elizabeth Yancey and Emma Harris (BHS) defeats Katy Starke and Vicky Sanchez (RHS) 6-0, 6-4
Stephen Hong and Emily Jensen (BHS) defeats Sam Polatis and Maka Perez (RHS) 6-0, 6-2
Marius Repenning and Marit Sorenson (BHS) defeats Megan Myers and Max Myers 7-6, 6-3