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Panther boys have won 51 straight tennis matches

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Tuesday, Eisenhower away.

Beginning in 1999 this series has done a complete flop-flop.  From 1977 to ’98 a powerful Eisenhower program resulted in winning 21 of 22 matches against the Panthers.  But Wenatchee brought that to a screeching halt.  Over the past 15 seasons the Panthers have won 15 of 16, including the last 12 in a row (the last five all 7-0).  The Cadet lead is now 22-16.

From a win/loss prospective the Wenatchee boys’ tennis team has been the top program on campus for the last several years…How about 206-25-2 since 1996…18 years.  They have been undefeated the past four seasons.  Check out their streaks: 51 consecutive wins, 34 straight at home, 32 straight on the road, 12 straight nonleague and 51 straight in CBBN play.  Incredible!



Tuesday, Eisenhower away.

The Panthers begin league competition this afternoon in Yakima.  Eisenhower is the only school in the league (in fact include the nine schools from the previous league alignment) that Wenatchee does not have a winning record against.  The Cadets had very strong program for years up until 2006 and they rolled over all other league members.  But, beginning in 2007 WHS has turned things around and won six of the last eight matches.  Overall EHS still leads 26-12.



Tuesday, Chiawana (0-2) home.

A pair of nonleague games awaits the Panthers today with Chiawana.  WHS and CHS have only played four times, with the Riverhawks taking a doubleheader at Rec Park in 2011 and the Panthers winning two at Chiawana in 2012.  The Riverhawks two losses this season were to Lewis and Clark and Eisenhower.


Wednesday, Selah (2-0, 3-0) away.

A trip to Selah has become an annual affair, at least the past four seasons.  The 2A Vikings are off to a 3-0 start with wins over Sehome and two league victories over Ephrata.  In the Panthers’ three previous games with SHS they won in 2011, lost in ’12 and won last spring.


Saturday, Interlake (2-1) home.

Interlake comes to town Saturday for their first ever game with the Panthers.  Interlake is a 3A school in the KingCo 2A/3A Conference.  The Bellevue squad has wins over Anacortes and Roosevelt (Portland), and a loss to Battle Ground.  By the way, the Saint mascot is not an angel or one of eminent piety or virtue.  It is a Saint Bernard.



Wednesday, Quincy (1-0, 1-1) home.

This is the eighth year in a row the Jackrabbits have hopped over to the Apple Capital, and the ninth time all together they have played Wenatchee…the 2002 game was also here.  The Panthers have a 5-3 record against the 1A school and have a two-game win streak.   QHS lost to Ephrata 1-0 in a nonleague encounter and topped Tonasket 4-3 in their initial Cariboo Trail League match.  The game with Quincy is 450th in WHS history.  Their record is 208-238-3.

The 5-0 win at Shadle Park Saturday was not only their first win of the season, it stopped a negative streak.  Up to that point Wenatchee had lost nine straight nonleague games to tie a school record set during the 2008 and ’09 seasons. 



Thursday, Chiawana (4-0) away.

The Panthers travel to Pasco for a nonleague doubleheader with Chiawana.  The Riverhawks thus far have swept twin bills from Gonzaga Prep and Eisenhower for a 4-0 record.  Wenatchee is 5-1 vs. CHS.  They had two league wins and a district win in 2011, and another pair of league victories in 2012 before losing in the district tourney.



Tuesday, CBBN match at Sunnyside.

The Panthers open league play today at Black Rock Creek Golf Course in Sunnyside.  For CBBN play each of the six league members hosts a tournament and the other five schools join in and participate.  Points are awarded at each match with 6 for first, 5 second, 4 third, etc.  The points are accumulated through the spring and determine league standings.  Wenatchee is the defending champion, winning all six matches a year ago.



Senility?  Is that why I couldn’t figure out a calendar last week.  I totally blew it when talking about the Panther golfers and jumped ahead a whole week in the report.  The young men didn’t have any matches last week and I had the following…all of which is this week.  Sorry.

A busy six days for the Panther golfers with three tournaments between Wednesday and Monday.  Tomorrow is the Canyon Lakes Invitational in Kennewick at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Friday the Central Washington Invitational at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima and Monday the Jack Barnes Invitational at Three Lakes.

Jack Barnes Invite.  One of the oldest boys’ prep tournaments in the state is the Jack Barnes Invite.  Started in 1966, Monday’s event will be the 48th.  It has been played every year except 2008 when rain forced cancelation.  It started as the Wenatchee Invitational and after 25 years was renamed the Jack Barnes Memorial in 1991 in memory of Jack Barnes who coached the program for 20 years.  More recently it is called the Jack Barnes Invitational.  Every tournament has been played at Three Lakes Golf Club except 2010 when it moved to the Highlander Golf Course.



Friday, Eastmont Invite.

Wenatchee will visit East Wenatchee for the Eastmont Invitational Friday.  According to the teams competing in addition to the Wildcats and Panthers are Bellevue, Central Valley (Spokane), North Central (Spokane), Skyline (Sammamish), Snohomish and Walla Walla.