Madras girls beat Molalla, Central


Boys lose to Panthers in tiebreaker

The Madras High School tennis teams swept Molalla on Tuesday, despite having to reschedule due to weather, and the girls picked up a win against Central on Thursday.

The boys picked up a 5-3 win against the Indians on the road with three wins in the doubles division.

Alexsis Penaloza and Caleb Freshour picked up an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles. Jesus Vazquez and Adam Maldonado earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles, while Oved Felix and Jered Pichette won at No. 4 doubles, 6-2, 6-2.

In the singles bracket, No. 1 Carlos Garcia took care of Molalla's Skyler Foster without an issue 6-0, 6-2, and Eliceo Garcia won at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2 over Emmett Copher.

The match was originally scheduled for Monday, but the storm that went through the area caused the postponement.

Against the Panthers on Thursday at home, the teams tied at 4-4, with Central winning all the singles matches and Madras the doubles, but the Panthers won the tiebreaker with 62 games won to the Buffs' 60.

Penaloza and Freshour met with a stiffer challenge, but were able to pull out a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles.

Eliceo Garcia switched to doubles, and teamed up with Jordan Gemelas, to pick up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles, while Vazquez and Kody Turner won with ease at No. 3 doubles, 6-1, 6-2.

The No. 4 team of Felix and Pichette won another match, and didn't drop a game 6-0, 6-0.

On the girls side Tuesday at home against Molalla, the Buffs picked up a 5-3 victory.

The strength for the Buffs was in singles, in which they won three of the four matches.

Megan Forristall, the Buffs' No. 2 singles player, earned a 6-2, 6-2 win, while No. 3 Mercedes Lawerence rolled to a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win.

Ivette Ruiz picked up a win at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

On the doubles side, Madras won a pair. Sophie Gemelas and Jenni Young won at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-0, and the team of Lorena Alonso and Wendi Galan won at No. 4, 6-0, 6-0.

Against Central on Thursday in Independence, the Buffs were down several varsity players, but the junior varsity call-ups answered the bell and the Buffs won, 5-3.

Forristall won her usual No. 2 singles flight 6-2, 6-1, but Pali Kaloi Jordan — playing her first career varsity singles match — ripped through her opponent to win 6-1, 6-0.

On the doubles side, Maria Carranza and Clair Manion made the most of their varsity opportunity and won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Amanda Olivera and Miara Olivera teamed to win at No. 4 doubles, 6-0, 6-2.

The boys team plays Philomath on the road at 4 p.m. Thursday, while the girls host the Warriors at 4 p.m. Thursday.