Nyssa Bulldogs fall to Tigers, topple Trojans in tennis

NYSSA – The Nyssa tennis team found the road trip to La Grande to be a tough one, falling to the Tigers 7-3 on Monday, March 19.

The Bulldogs bounced back to defeat the Homedale Trojans 7-3 in a makeup match the next day. The win included victories by both girls doubles teams and at second girls singles, when Chloe Richards scored a 6-4, 6-1 win. In doubles, Kristy Benjamin teamed with Makayla Kesler to score a 6-1, 6-0 win over the Tiger oppoents and Savanna Kesler and Hailey Long put together a 6-2, 6-0 win over the La Grande team.

Nyssa dominated the girls singles action, taking all three wins by way of Benjamin, Richards and Hope Prozanski.

 The same was true in the boys doubles as the Bulldogs won both their matches.

Deardon Woodruff teamed with Jacob Ashby to win over Homedale, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-4. 

Colton Rindlisbacher and Josh Ashby had an easier time of it, winning in striaght sets, 6-4, 6-3.

In boys singles, both Deardon Woodruff and Austin Romans defeated their Trojan foes. Woodruff took a 6-3, 6-4 win while Romans downed his Trojan opponent, 6-1 and 6-0.

After taking time off for the spring break, Nyssa travels to Payette on Monday, April 2 to meet the Pirates. 

Individual girls results versus La Grande: First singles: Alyssa Forsberg (La Grande) over Anita Benjamin (Nyssa), 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. Second singles: Chloe Richards (Nyssa) over Jenny Schiller (La Grande), 6-4, 6-1. Third singles: Faith Akers (La Grande) over Shannon McLeod (Nyssa), 6-0, 795. First doubles: Savanna Kesler/Hailey Long (Nyssa) over Natalie Morehead/Brittany Robles (La Grande), 6-2, 6-0. Second doubles: Kristy Benjamin/Makayla Kesler (Nyssa) over Brinley Berry/Maylen Tommy (La Grande), 6-1, 6-0. Individual boys results: First singles: Micheal Ebel (La Grande) over Eli Esplin (Nyssa), 6-3, 6-4. Second singles: Luis Gonzalez (La Grande) over Deardon Woodruff (Nyssa), 6-2, 6-2. Third singles: Jacob Giese (La Grande) over Austin Romans (Nyssa), 6-0, 6-4. First doubles: Deric Mussatto/Simon Maille (La Grande) over Wyatt Jensen/Jacob Ashby (Nyssa), 6-1, 6-3. Second doubles: Nick DeVernay/Kaleb Myer (La Grande) over Colton Rindlisbacher/Josh Ashby (Nyssa), 6-0, 7-5.

Individual boys results versus Homedale: First singles: Max Smitt (Homedale) over Eli Esplin (Nyssa), 6-0, 6-0. Second singles: Deardon Woodruff (Nyssa) over Joseph Zamudio (Homedale), 6-3, 6-4. Third singles: Austin Romans (Nyssa) over Noah Redburn (Homedale), 6-1, 6-0. First doubles: Deardon Woodruff/Jacob Ashby (Nyssa) over Austin Connant/Jessica Evans (Homedale), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Second doubles: Colton Rindlisbacher/Josh Ashby (Nyssa) over Joseph Zamudio/Noah Redburn (Homedale), 6-4, 6-3. Individual girls results: First singles: Anita Benjamin (Nyssa) over Ezibel Hernandez (Homedale), 6-3, 6-4. Second singles: Chloe Richards (Nyssa) over Wendy Pharis (Homedale), 6-0, 6-0. Third singles: Hope Prozanski (Nyssa) over Alyssa Clagg (Homedale), 6-1, 6-2. First doubles: Makayla Kelly/Mikalya Smith (Homedale) over Savanna Kesler/Hailey Long (Nyssa), 6-2, 6-1. Second doubles: Eva Symas/Meci Cardinas (Homedale) over Kristy Benjamin/Maykala Kesler (Nyssa), 6-2, 6-2.