Titans Serve on Rigby Trojans

Jayden Barfuss, Staff Writer

As the Thunder Ridge Titans tennis team took on conference foe Rigby Trojans, the Titans defeated the Trojans in dominating fashion, winning 10 matches to 2. The Titans individually only lost 1 match as they dominated in all aspects of the match.

We start off with the Boys’ individuals. Thunder Ridge’s Max Marlowe defeated Rigby’s Dainen Summer 6-4,6-4; however, Rigby’s Sterling defeated Spencer Thompson 6-1,6-1. And to finish off Boys singles, Thunder Ridge’s Will Moss defeated Rigby’s Carter Hall 7-5,6-0.

In the Girls’ individuals, the Lady Titans Swept Rigby with Thunder Ridge’s Mauri Howell defeating Rigby’s Leah Brown 6-0,6-0, Thunder Ridge’s Marin Lowe defeated Rigby’s Kelsey Brown 6-0,6-2, and Thunder Ridge’s Meridian Burr defeated Rigby’s Eden Curtis 6-0,6-2.

As the individual events passed, they moved into the doubles, starting with the Boy’s doubles. We start off with how Thunder’s Kellen Marlowe & Cooper Sargent defeated Rigby’s Dallin Taylor & Colton Hall 6-1,6-1. Thunder’s Justin Anderson & Easton Daw defeated Rigby’s Caden Taylor and Ben Witherspoon 4-6,6-2,6-1.

Girls Doubles started with Thunder’s Myla Zorn & Ashley Preece defeating Rigby’s Shanna Sievers and Kaylin Boyle 6-1,6-2. Thunder’s Regan Leishman & Brie Arfman defeated Rigby’s Brooklyn Sievers and Lydia Pulsipher 6-1,6-0. 

The final two events of mixed doubles were interesting as Thunder’s Isaac Porter & Maci Howell defeated Rigby’s Libby Peterson & Jeffrey Uffins 6-0,6-4, and the last event to close out the match was Rigby’s Ava Sowell & Larry Peterson defeated Thunder’s Koy Murdock & Oaklee Craig 7-6,6-2. 

Catching up with Senior 4-year varsity player Mauri Howell,  she thought that Rigby was a confidence booster. Howell said, “Um Rigby is always a pretty easy match. It gives you the confidence you need.” Mauri is looking forward to more competition that the Titans will face. “We have Capital next week; I am really excited because it is competition you have never seen before.”

Safe to say Howell and the Titans will be looking forward to the competition as they got none from Rigby, dominating them 10-2 in a pretty easy win. Come and support the Titan Tennis team as they face the Highland Rams on the road on Wednesday, April 27th, Go Titans!