4/4/2013 6:00:00 AM Kingman High stays hot with win over Bears
Kingman High’s Natale Casson returns a serve during her singles match with Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain’s Delana Harris Tuesday afternoon. Casson improved to 9-0. The Lady Bulldogs have won six of their last seven matches. RODNEY HAAS/Miner
KINGMAN - The Kingman High girls tennis team continued its winning ways Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 win over Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain.
The victory pushes the Lady Bulldogs win streak to six in a row.
"We played them in our first match of the season and beat them 5-4," said KHS coach Traci Rosenbach. "I thought it was going to be a tougher match. I was very proud of the girls and it was nice to see how much they have improved since that first game."
KHS' No. 1 singles player, Natalie Casson, improved to 9-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Delana Harris. KHS picked up five singles match victories and won two of three doubles matches.
"Last time we played them, a lot of the matches were tighter," said Rosenbach. "This time most of the girls had an easy time. With each match the girls are getting better and better and I am very proud of each and every one of them."
Cortney McCans kept her perfect record intact with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Cassidy Ball. Other singles winners include Gabby Huffer (8-1) (6-1,6-3) over Sarah Peakman; Lara Iozzo (5-3) (6-1, 6-3) over Alyssa Turner; and Turdy Massie (5-1) (6-0, 6-2) over Cassandra Beswich.
Alejandrina Zapata (4-5) fell to Anthena Bowman, 7-5, 6-0.
The doubles team of Casson/Huffer stayed perfect with their 8-5 win over Harris/Bowman while McCans/Massie were 8-5 winners over Peakman/Turner. Iozzo/Zapata fell to Ball/Beswich.
KHS will host Flagstaff on Monday before heading to the Northwest Tournament April 12 in Glendale.