Lava Bears edge Cowboys


Both teams win four matches, but Bend wins more sets to earn victory

The Crook County Cowboys and Bend Lava Bears played to a virtual tie on Tuesday in Intermountain Hybrid tennis action.

Both teams won four matches in the dual. However, the Lava Bears earned the victory after taking nine sets to just eight for the Cowboys.

Crook County swept all four singles matches in the dual. Pedro de Souza started things off with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Sean Hebert. Jack Stubblefield kept things rolling for the Cowboys with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Shane Sehgal. Garrett Harper then took a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nick Campbell before Cayden Quinn closed out the singles matches with a 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) win over Miles Herman. Although Quinn won the match the one set that Herman won turned out to be the difference in the match.

In doubles play, Bend’s Zach Hite and Aaron Banquer-Glenn easily defeated Brick Woodward and Leonhard Pusl 6-1, 6-1. Then Sam Ainsworth and Jaden Boehme knocked off Crook County’s Leandre Nicolai and Hayden Boyd 6-1, 6-0. Bend won the No. 3 and 4 doubles matches by forfeit to close out the dual.

Crook County is back in action today and Saturday when they compete in the Central Oregon Dual Championships at Summit High School in Bend.

Bend 4, Crook County 4

(Bend wins 9-8 on sets)

Singles — Pedro de Souza, CC, def. Sean Hebert, B, 7-5, 7-5. Jack Stubblefield, CC, def. Shane Sehgal, B, 6-3, 6-2. Garrett Harper, CC, def. Nick Campbell, B, 6-3, 6-3. Cayden Quinn, CC, def. Miles Herman, B, 6-4, 6-7, (10-6).

Doubles — Zach Hite/Aaron Banquer-Glenn, B, def. Brick Woodward/Leonhard Pusl, CC, 6-1, 6-1. Sam Ainsworth/Jaden Boehme, B, def. Leandre Nicolai/Hayden Boyd, CC, 6-1, 6-0. Bend wins No. 3 and 4 doubles by forfeit.