Gillette sweeps Sheridan tennis

SHERIDAN — The Camel tennis team beat Sheridan’s boys and girls teams by 4-1 scores Thursday in Gillette.

Sheridan’s wins came at No. 1 singles as Reed Ritterbusch and Julia Fenn each topped their opponents to stay unbeaten on the year.

Ritterbusch defeated Sam Coulter 6-3 and 6-3, while Fenn beat Madison Hinshaw 6-1 and 6-3.

For the rest of the team, head coach Bob Faurot said that he was mostly pleased with the way his squad played against a good Gillette team that has swept doubles titles at state for the past two years.

Logan Garstad and Turner Martini battled at No. 1 doubles but fell in a 7-5, 6-3 match with Camdin Hinkel and Jacob Vetter.

Faurot said that was the match of the day.

At No. 2 doubles, Lachlan Brennan and Tristan Gamble fell to Kyle O’Kray and Beau Mutting 6-3, 5-7 and 6-1.

“They’re pretty good every year, and the guys were close this year,” Faurot said. “Logan and Turner played the best I’ve ever seen them play and Lachlan and Tristan played the best I’ve ever seen them play.”

In other boys matches, Broncs Robert Meixsell and Sam Sanders lost to Cory Meyers and Logan Meyers at No. 3 doubles, while Adam Berry fell at No. 2 singles.

On the girls side, Faurot reiterated that his team is young, with just one girl other than Fenn who saw any varsity time last season.

“They’re just brand new to the court,” he said.

Katelynn Brooks lost to Lauren Miller 6-4 and 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

At No. 1 doubles, Hannah Maixner and Annalee Bailey fell to Kelsie Sanders and Paige Cool. Finally, at No. 2 doubles Regina Romanjenko and Samantha Hamilton lost to Bre Adsit and Rachel Knutson 6-0, 6-0.

Finally, at No. 3 doubles, Belen Espada Vioque and Jillian Stalker lost to Abby Poscana and Sydnee Sallee 6-4 and 6-2.
“I think it just comes down to experience,” Faurot said.

“The more we play like them (aggressive) the better we will get, and be able to last longer into matches.”

Sheridan is in Cheyenne for two more conference matches with East and Central today, rainstorms permitting.

The Broncs and Lady Broncs are both 1-2 in conference action this season.

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