Crimson Bears play in first prep matches

Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2004

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team played its first prep matches in school history this weekend, posting a 2-3 record at the Alyeska Pipeline-Fairbanks High Schools Tennis Invitational tournament held Friday and Saturday at two locations in Fairbanks.

The tournament featured five first-year teams from Fairbanks - Lathrop, West Valley, Eielson, North Pole and Monroe Catholic - plus the second-year team from Juneau and one player from Chugiak who paid her own way to the meet. Lathrop won the championship match 5-1 over West Valley, while Juneau beat Monroe 5-1 in the consolation final on Saturday.

"It was great," Juneau coach Amy Skilbred said by phone after the tournament was over. "The kids played many additional matches (besides the team matches). Like just now, Max (Mueller) just beat Lathrop's No. 1 player Michael Caulfield, 8-7 in a pro set, with a 7-5 tiebreaker.

"We ran out of court time, but the people up here were great about seeing we got a lot of matches. It was more tennis than these kids have had, ever."

Matches took place indoors at the Fairbanks-South location of The Alaska Club, and outdoors on the Dan Ramras Community Courts near Lathrop High School. It was 38 degrees and sunny on Friday, and propane heaters were provided so the players could warm up between games.

"It was a lot better today," Skilbred said. "It was a beautiful day and the kids had to get used to playing in the sun."

The Crimson Bears opened the tournament on a slow note, as they lost their two matches on Friday, 4-2 to West Valley and 4-2 to Monroe. Even though this is the first year of tennis in Fairbanks, those schools have a league where they can play matches every week. These were Juneau's first two matches in team history, so the Crimson Bears were a little nervous.

In the West Valley match, the Juneau boys doubles team of Devon Kibby and Mueller claimed a 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 victory and Naomi Sadighi won her girls singles match 6-1, 7-5. Against Monroe, the first Juneau mixed doubles team of Kibby and Sadighi won 6-0, 6-0, and the second mixed doubles team of Zak Kirkpatrick and Laura Knapp also won by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

Things were better for Juneau on Saturday, as the Crimson Bears won both of their official matches, 5-1 over North Pole and 5-1 over Monroe in the consolation final. Juneau then played Lathrop in an exhibition match, losing 4-2 to close out the tournament.

Skilbred said one of the tournament highlights was the two matches between Mueller and Monroe's Jason Ringstad, which both went to tiebreakers. On Friday, Ringstad won 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 (the third set was played using a super-tiebreaker format to 10 points). But in Saturday's rematch, Mueller came out on top 6-1, 3-6, 10-8.

"Juneau's really been able to come up and play," Skilbred said. "The kids were excited just to finally get some matches in against other teams."

Complete results can be found on the Scoreboard on Page B2.

The Crimson Bears will host a mixed doubles mixer and art auction fund-raiser this Saturday at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. The mixed doubles mixer is from 2-5 p.m. and the art auction is from 5-6 p.m. More details are available in Sports in Juneau on Page B2.

• The Juneau Empire sports desk can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com.

ALYESKA PIPELINE FAIRBANKS HIGH SCHOOLS TENNIS INVITATIONALP>

Results for the championship match and for all matches involving Juneau-Douglas High School at the Alyeska Pipeline-Fairbanks High Schools Tennis Invitational held Friday and Saturday at Fairbanks-South location of The Alaska Club and at the Dan Ramras Community Courts near Lathrop High School. The exhibition match between Juneau and Lathrop was scored using a single pro set to eight points. The other matches were scored as best two-of-three sets to six points, with the third set being a super-tiebreaker to 10 points.

SATURDAY'S MATCHES

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Malemutes 5, Wolfpack 1

Boys singles - Michael Caulfield (Lathrop) over Matthew Stoltzberg (West Valley), 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Boys doubles - Max Becker and Logan Theodore (L) over Kyle Nicolaus and Justin Lord (WV), 6-1, 6-1.

Girls singles - Angela Smith (L) over Jennifer Miller (WV), 6-1, 6-0.

Girls doubles - Meredith Hazen and Jordan Reeves (L) over Sasha Graves and Krystal Hawkes (WV), 6-4, 6-4.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Michael Caulfield and Angela Smith (L) over Daniella Dominguez and Diego Cippitelli (WV), 6-1, 6-4.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Kyler Shotts and Rianna Vehmeier (WV) over over Logan Theodore and Stephanie Parrish (L), 6-0, 2-6, 12-10.

EXHIBITION MATCH

Malemutes 4, Crimson Bears 2

Boys singles - Devon Kibby (Juneau-Douglas) over Max Becker (L), 8-6.

Boys doubles - Logan Theodore and Michael Caulfield (L) over Bryan Crowder and Kaelen Knutson-Lombardo (JD), 8-3.

Girls singles - Angela Smith (L) over Naomi Sadighi (JD), 8-2.

Girls doubles - Christina Buchanan and Stephanie Parrish (L) over Molly Trostel and Lauren Hopson (JD), 8-2.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Max Mueller and Laura Knapp (JD) over Logan Theodore and Meredith Hazen (L), 8-2.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Steve Mickelson and Angela Smith (L) over Zak Kirkpatrick and Ashley Calvo (JD), 8-3.

CONSOLATION FINAL

Crimson Bears 5, Rams 1

Boys singles - Max Mueller (JD) over Jason Ringstad (Monroe Catholic), 6-1, 3-6, 10-8.

Boys doubles - Kaelen Knutson-Lombardo and Zak Kirkpatrick (JD) over Ike Sample and Corey Obermeyer (MC), 6-3, 6-2.

Girls singles - Laura Knapp (JD), win by default.

Girls doubles - Jessica Hinojosa and Amanda Wertz (MC) over Molly Trostel and Lauren Hopson (JD), 6-4, 6-2.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Devon Kibby and Naomi Sadighi (JD) over Sean Haar and Jessica Hinojosa (MC), 6-4, 6-0.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Bryan Crowder and Ashley Calvo (JD) over Justin Stuller and Amanda Wertz (MC), 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Crimson Bears 5, Patriots 1

Boys singles - Bryan Crowder (JD), win by default.

Boys doubles - Zak Kirkpatrick and Kaelen Knutson-Lombardo (JD), win by default.

Girls singles - Naomi Sadighi (JD) over Bonnie Heineken (North Pole), 6-1, 6-1.

Girls doubles - Christeena Sevy and Vanessa Titus (NP) over Molly Trostel and Lauren Hopson (JD), 6-1, 6-1.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Devon Kibby and Laura Knapp (JD) over Chad Stapp and Shannon Stapp (NP), 6-1, 6-0.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Jeff Borneman and Ashley Calvo (JD) over Chad Stapp and Danielle Frederic (NP), 6-0, 6-3.

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FRIDAY'S MATCHES

Rams 4, Crimson Bears 2

Boys singles - Jason Ringstad (MC) over Max Mueller (JD), 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.

Boys doubles - Jason Ringstad and Sean Haar (MC) over Bryan Crowder and Kaelen Knutson-Lombardo (JD), 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Girls singles - Jessica Hinojosa (MC) over Ashley Calvo (JD), 6-4, 6-2.

Girls doubles - Jessica Hinojosa and Danielle Bryan (MC) over Lauren Hopson and Molly Trostel (JD), 6-4, 6-3.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Devon Kibby and Naomi Sadighi (JD) over Scotty Husband and Danielle Bryan (MC), 6-0, 6-0.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Zak Kirkpatrick and Laura Knapp (JD) over Steven Owen and Amanda Wertz (MC), 6-0, 6-0.

Wolfpack 4, Crimson Bears 2

Boys singles - Matthew Stolzberg (WV) over Bryan Crowder (JD), 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Boys doubles - Devon Kibby and Max Mueller (JD) over Diego Cippitelli and Jordan Gross (WV), 7-5, 4-6, 10-7.

Girls singles - Naomi Sadighi (JD) over Daniella Dominguez (WV), 6-1, 7-5.

Girls doubles - Jennifer Miller and Sasha Graves (WV) over Ashley Calvo and Molly Trostel (JD), 6-1, 6-4.

Mixed doubles No. 1 - Sam Schmoker and Rianna Vehmeier (WV) over Kaelen Knutson-Lombardo and Laura Knapp (JD), 6-2, 0-6, 10-7.

Mixed doubles No. 2 - Kyler Shotts and Krystal Hawkes (WV) over Jeff Borneman and Lauren Hopson (JD), 6-0, 6-0.





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