In its only match appearance in a 19-day span, Aberdeen’s girls tennis team found the going easy.
Surrendering only two games in six matches, the Bobcats breezed past River Ridge, 6-0, in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Monday at the Sam Benn courts.
The Bobcats finished the first half of their league season with a 2-4 record.
Aberdeen hadn’t played since prior to spring break and, by drawing the league bye on Wednesday, won’t return to action until next Monday. In a rarity for a Harbor tennis team at this stage of the season, the Bobcats have no makeup matches pending.
They needed less than an hour to complete the sweep of a River Ridge team comprised primarily of novice players.
Aberdeen’s top doubles team of Ali Morris and McKenzie Martin dropped only 10 points (just four in the first set) in polishing off Elizabeth Hubbs and Dasha Imes, 6-0, 6-0, at Sam Benn Park.
The Bobcat duo ended most points within a couple of strokes, although Morris did hit a few good forehand drives and Martin put away a couple of overheads off lobs.
Playing on an adjacent court at the park, Aberdeen’s Yulisa Morelia trounced Amy Davidson, 6-1, 6-0. As in the top doubles contest, that match was completed in less than 40 minutes.
Bobcat coach Ashley Kohlmeier saw the contest as a good tuneup for his squad entering a week of practice.
“It’s always nice to take a win,” Kohlmeier said. “We have a week to prepare for the rest of the season. We have a lot of work to do. It’s a great opportunity, coming off spring break, to get ready for the remainder of the season.”
The Bobcats host Black Hills on Monday.
Yulisa Morelia (A) def. Amy Davidson, 6-1, 6-0; Rachael Hulscher (A) def. Emily Chandler, 6-0, 6-0; Kianna Little (A) def. Gabriela Targat, 6-0, 6-0; Ali Morris-McKenzie Martin (A) def. Elizabeth Hubbs, 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Richters-Jade Caskey (A) def. Lauren Gaudette-Shane Pineda, 6-0, 6-0; Brandy Santos-Anna Cournoyer (A) def. Jenny Lam-Kimbelle Reyes, 6-1, 6-0.