Riverton stringers hit road

Aug 31, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor

It's been another rough tennis season so far for the Riverton Wolverines on the hardcourts.

At the halfway point of the campaign, Big Red's racquet-swingers are still looking for their first win of the season.

The quest will continue this weekend as they will travel first to Casper to face Kelly Walsh on Friday, followed by a sojourn to Torrington on Saturday.

Last week, Riverton also was in the Oil City to take on the Mustangs of Natrona. RHS was defeated in all three matches on the boys side.

No. 1 singles player Devon Harper was beaten by Ben Radosevich, 6-1, 6-1, while No. 2 Jullian Koch lost to Brayden Busch, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, the Wolverines' Tanner Selvig and Kadon Kellner went down in straight sets to Matt Radosevich and Streeter Boatright by a score of 6-3, 6-2.

Natrona won the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles matches by forfeit.

On the girls' side of the net, only the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches were contested, with the Lady Wolverines losing both, as the top duo of Kiersten McDonald and Grace Rohn were defeated, 6-2, 6-3.

On Saturday, Riverton returned home to host Powell and Cody, but results were similar to the previous day.

Against the Panthers, Harper and Koch both lost in straight-sets singles matches, as did Selvig and Kellner in doubles.

For the girls, Caitlynn Branson lost, 6-1, 7-6, to Sloane Asay in No. 1 singles, while McDonald was defeated by Lauren Asher, 6-1, 6-0.

In No. 1 doubles, Rohn and Jaitlyn Petit lost to Sierra Sanders and Shayla Shoopman, 6-0, 6-0.

Against the Broncs of Cody later in the day, the Wolverines' fortunes failed to improve.

Harper was beater by Cooper Thompson, 6-1, 6-1 and Selvig lost to Mark Bullerdink, 6-0, 6-0, while all three doubles matches were forfeit by the Wolverines.

The Fillies also had their way with the Lady Wolverines, as Branson retired with an injury after dropping the first set of her match against Tessa Blough. McDonald lost to Teagan Thompson, 6-1, 6-1m and Rohn and Bass were defeated in their doubles match.

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