Cougars, D’backs wrap up

By From page A12 | April 26, 2013

EL DORADO — Seniors Andy Sprenkel, Jessica Larson, Ruthie Chism, Darby Bowers and Tucker Bowers were acknowledged at Tuesday’s final home match for the Union Mine tennis team.

The Diamondbacks defeated Galt 8-1 (see box in Roundup) and finished 4-8 in the Sierra Valley Conference standings. Union Mine defeated the Warriors and Liberty Ranch twice each.

“With only five returning from last year it was tough to rebuild but the future’s bright,” D’back coach Chris Schnaidt said.

Union Mine fell twice to El Dorado which went 6-6 in league. After a loss to River City the Cougars won their Senior Day match 5-4 against Liberty Ranch.

“A 6-6 season is a cornerstone for the program to build on,” El Dorado coach Mike Dinubilo said. “The downfall is that most of this years players are seniors and we’ll need to find new blood for next year.”

Jerry Heinzer

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