Girls Tennis: Basha 4, Red Mountain 3 - East Valley Tribune: Basha

Girls Tennis: Basha 4, Red Mountain 3

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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 10:38 am

This match ranks high on the list of all-time top wins in Basha High School girls tennis history. The Bears stormed their way onto the courts of arguably the most acclaimed girls tennis program in the East Valley and scratched out a victory by the slimmest of margins.

No. 4 Chayse Olson and Varsity #5 Briley Rucker each earned wins in doubles and singles. They were also the last two matches on the court in the growing twilight. Chayse's 6-3, 6-1 victory evened the overall team match, and Briley thrilling 6-2, 6-6 (4-7), 10-8 win secured the victory. Down 6-8 in the 3rd set tiebreak and with the momentum against her, the match turned when Red Mountain's #5, Samara, touched the net with her racquet on a volley follow through, losing a point that would have given her a 9-6 edge. Briley seized the opportunity, winning the next 3 points consecutively.


1. Danielle Vert (RM) defeated Jewel Brundrett (BHS), 6-2, 6-1

2. Rahgan Jensen (BHS) defeated Rachel K. (RM), 6-3, 6-4

3. Jayden (RM) defeated Katie Lesueur (BHS), 6-4, 6-2

4. Chayse Olson (BHS) defeated Emily (RM), 6-3, 6-1

5. Briley Rucker (BHS) defeated Samara (RM), 6-2, 6-6 (4-7), 10-8 3rd-set tiebreaker

6. Sam B. (RM) defeated Katie Mortensen (BHS), 6-0, 6-2


1. Sheraton / Danielle (RM) defeated Jensen / Lesueur (BHS), 8-3

2. Brundrett / Rucker (BHS) defeated Rachel / Samara (RM), 8-2

3. Olson / Mortensen (BHS) defeated Jayden / Sam B. (RM), 8-6

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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]