As of Wednesday, March 21, 2018
GHS senior Rebecca Kaschmitter won the girls singles during Grangeville’s first event of the year Monday night, March 19, against the Lewiston JV.
In a district that extends into the Coeur d’Alene area, the Bulldogs will compete this spring against teams that can ride out typical early season weather at dedicated facilities indoors.
The Grangeville team had been practicing inside before the opener, during which Kaschmitter won the girls singles and Colby Kennedy won the boys singles.
The GHS doubles teams fared well enough to keep the match count level on opening day.
“The weather has just been awful, so we’ve only got about four days out on the courts so far, just practicing serves, forehands and backhands,” she said. “I like working hard and it’s a lot of fun for me. Everyone works really hard — and there’s a lot of joking around, and we’re friendly.”
No. 2 girls singles player Chloe Dame is Kaschmitter’s main foil during practice.
“She’s very, very competitive,” Kaschmitter said, “and that makes her a lot of fun to play against.”
Kaschmitter has set a goal of getting to state, doing well in districts and “doing the best I can.”
Kaschmitter started playing tennis when she got to high school.
“My older sister played tennis and said it’s a lot of fun and that I’d probably like it too,” she said.
Grangeville visited Clarkston March 20 and has an away match at Clearwater Valley slated March 22. GHS is scheduled to host the first home meet of the season at 4 p.m. April 5.
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