Monday, July 6, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

94.2 F
Moab
More

    Red Devils tennis team shines in home match

    Featured Stories

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...

    Ignoring own standards and experts, Utah commission pushes reopening

    The COVID-19 model from the CDC predicts an increase in deaths from the coronavirus from Utah in the coming weeks, and key indicators predict more hospitalizations are to come.
    Anthony Militano
    Anthony Militano
    Times-Independent Staff Writer
    Junior Kyla Jackman prepares for her serve to be returned. Jackman won all of her matches at the Moab Invitational mini tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31. Photo by Anthony Militano

    The Lady Red Devils hosted a tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31, and played well in their first home tournament of the season. The North Sanpete Hawks, Uintah Utes and Union Cougars participated and all fell to the home team – one way or another.

    The Hawks earned 12 tournament points, the Utes picked up 17. The Cougars and Red Devils tied with 18, but Grand County ‘owned’ the tie because the Lady Devils beat Union in head-to-head competition.

    Kyla Jackman was perfect and won all three of her third singles matches. Jackman beat North Sanpete 4-1, 5-3 on court 4 in a little less than an hour. She took care of Uintah 4-0, 4-0, again on court 4 and she handled Union 4-2, 4-2.

    Kiersten Kimmerle also had a good day. She was second singles and bested North Sanpete 4-0, 4-2 and Uintah 4-0, 4-1. Kimmerle had Grand’s second 10-point tiebreaker match against Union at the end of a hot, physically and psychologically draining day. ”She’s holding up,” coach Skylar Johnson said as he cheered Kimmerle on. “She’s played a lot of tennis in the last two days.”

    Kimmerle won the first set 4-2, but lost the second 1-4. Kimmerle lost the tiebreaker 7-10 but she bounced back. Ironically, Kimmerle lost the last match on a scorching 100-plus degree day to a Union Cougar named Summer.

    Maara Holyoak had a mixed day. She was first singles and fell 4-5, 3-5 to North Sanpete, and 4-1, 4-5, (7-10) to Uintah, but in the last match Holyoak beat Union 4-2, 4-0.

    Senior Kiersten Kimmerle reacts to a ball that took a sharp, strange hop. Kimmerle won two of her matches at the Moab Invitational mini tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31. Photo by Anthony Militano

    The doubles teams also had an up and down day. The first doubles team lost all of its matches. The second doubles team, comprised of Jenny Kopell, Molly Knowles and Stella McGowan, who beat North Sanpete 4-0, 4-1; Knowles/McGowan lost 1-4, 1-4 to Uintah and Kopell/McGowan beat Union 4-2, 4-0.

    The Lady Red Devils have a large and robust team this year, a total of 14 players, three seniors, four juniors, one sophomore, and six freshmen.

    “This is probably the best two days of tennis we’ve had this year. We came out yesterday, won a bunch of matches and did really good, we played really good. The girls showed a lot of heart by coming back in today and playing in this temperature after playing two tough matches yesterday,” Johnson said. “We played three matches today and did good. We beat two of the teams, two tough 3A teams, one that we lost to when we went and played them, so we have shown improvement in the last week.”

    The team is scheduled to participate in the St. George Invite on Friday and Saturday.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    GOP’s Cox, Reyes move on to General Election

    If the figures hold, Cox will face off against University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, a Democrat, and Libertarian Daniel Cottam, a surgeon, in November’s general election.

    Man pleads guilty to double manslaughter

    He faces up to 15 years apiece for the deaths of Vilsar Camey, 45, and Camey’s 10-year-old son, Israel on Feb. 9.

    Eklecticafe was cramped but quaint. Then the virus hit

    “It’s so sad to say that, even though there’s a relief for me, but the COVID thing… I just couldn’t sustainably reopen."

    500K facemasks headed to Utah students, teachers

    The state procured the masks from H.M. Cole and Totopazi and will be distributed to school districts in the “greatest need."

    After three years and a tripled budget, Seekhaven has new director

    My main goal is to stabilize our current programming and fortify our working relationships with the first responders in our community.