Natalie Kepple gets ready to return the serve while playing singles against a player from Downieville at the Quincy Tennis Invitational on April 19. Kepple went on to win the consollation bracket for girls’ singles. Photos by James Wilson
Quincy High’s tennis team hosted its annual invitational April 19-20 with matches being played around the clock. The Plumas Christian School team showed up to compete, as well as Downieville and River City.
“The tournament went great,” said Matt McMorrow, one of Quincy’s coaches. “Everyone had fun and every player got to play.”
Quincy has the only remaining tennis team in Plumas County’s public school system. Chester high had a team last year, but due to rising gas costs decided not to have a team this year. The Plumas Christian School’s program has an extensive history and is still going strong.
River City left Quincy as the tournament champion, winning girls singles and doubles and boys singles and doubles. Though neither Quincy nor the Plumas Christian School took first place, there were several athletes who performed extremely well.
Quincy High’s Allison Sipe and Danny Ryback teamed up and placed third in mixed doubles. Natalie Kepple won the consolation bracket in the girls’ singles. Ryback and Kyle Morgan took third in the boys’ doubles. Morgan and Abby Edwards also got the consolation for mixed doubles.
The Plumas Christian School team also proved to be tough competition. Nick Shirk placed third in the boys’ singles. Ethan Hicks and Matthew Abramson got the consolation in boys’ doubles.
Quincy’s and the Plumas Christian’s next set of matches are April 25 at Quincy High’s courts.