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Brother duo will be joined by Javier Domingez at this weekend's state championships

LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Moses Freauff plays a shot at practice, while getting ready for the final day of the Special District 2 Regional Championships. Moses and his brother Alex finished third in the tournament. Players at the Special District 2 Reginal Tennis Tournament knew on Monday whether or not they were going to the state championships.

Following Monday's championship rounds, all that remained to be decided is who the top seeds from the district would be.

The Cowboys went into Thursday's final round at Black Butte Ranch with three players still alive.

Unseeded singles player Javier Domingez, a foreign exchange student from Spain, struggled Thursday, falling in the semifinals to No. three-seed Colton Beckstead of Philomath. Domingez then lost again in the third-fourth-place match, falling to Ben Suelzle of Cascade.

The Cowboys doubles team of Alex and Moses Freauff fared better.

After dropping their semifinal match to Luke Haslem and Antoine Field of Philomath, the Crook County brothers rebounded to defeat North Marion's Abe Cervantes and Matt Boonstra in the third-fourth-place match.

"They were really good," Moses Freauff said of the Philomath doubles team. "I think we could have beaten the Madras team (Tony Giron and Estaban Gomez, who finished second to Haslem and Field). If we had played them in the semifinals, I think we would have been second."

Cervantes and Boonstra had previously defeated the Freauff brothers in a league match in Prineville.

All three Crook County competitors advance to the OSAA Class 4A State Tennis Championships, which will be held May 17-19 at the Oregon State University Tennis Complex in Corvallis.

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