4/13/2014 6:00:00 AM Tough schedule proves chaotic for Bulldogs
Jonathan Marquez approaches the net for a half-volley during his match against Prescott Thursday at Kingman High. Marquez recorded the only point the Bulldogs could muster this week in two matches with a 7-5, 1-6, 10-8 win over Bradshaw Mountain’s Daniel Schmuckler Tuesday in Prescott Valley.
KINGMAN - By having the toughest strength of schedule out of the 65 Division II boys tennis teams, it's not a big surprise the Kingman High Bulldogs are struggling.
This past week, Kingman (1-7, 0-2 S3) fell to No. 4 ranked Bradshaw Mountain (11-0, 2-0) and No. 6 ranked Prescott (11-1, 2-0) in D-II, Section 3 matches.
The Bulldogs lost to Bradshaw Mountain Tuesday in Prescott Valley, 8-1. The lone point for Kingman came from Jonathan Marquez in No. 4 singles. Marquez outlasted the Bears' Daniel Schmuckler 7-5, 1-6, 10-8.
Prescott blanked Kingman Thursday at KHS, 9-0.
The Bulldogs face Mingus (7-2, 0-1) in a Section 3 match at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Cottonwood.
Lady Bulldogs tennis falls twice
Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott defeated the Kingman High girls tennis team by identical scores this past week, 7-2.
The Lady Bulldogs' won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles against Bradshaw Monday at KHS. Cortney McCans and Lara Iozzo were the winners for Kingman.
Against Prescott, it was McCans and Trudy Massie at No. 3 singles who earned the Lady Bulldogs' two points Thursday in Prescott. Individual scores were not available.
Kingman hosts Mingus at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Prescott shuts out Kingman
The Lady Bulldogs managed just two base hits in their D-II, Section 5 loss at Prescott Friday, 8-0. It was the fourth consecutive loss for Kingman (2-10, 0-3 S5) and the first section win for the Badgers (6-5, 1-2).
Natalie Borgens and Toria Williams had the base hits for the Lady Bulldogs.
Kingman plays at 3:45 Monday at Wickenburg before hosting Lake Havasu at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Neither count in the section standings.
Northwest Christian handles the Lady Tigers
The Kingman Academy High softball team had its hands full in Friday's D-II, Section 5 loss to Northwest Christian (12-1, 5-1) in Phoenix, 15-0. The defeat has the Lady Tigers (6-5, 2-3 S5) four games out of first place in the section race.
Kingman Academy has a chance to close that gap when they face River Valley (13-1, 7-0 S5) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Mohave Valley.