Felix, Pichette complete perfect season
The Madras High School girls tennis team picked up a pair of wins in league play, an April 30 victory against Stayton at home, and a win Thursday against Estacada in Estacada.
They won both matches by a 6-2 count.
Against Estacada, Megan Forristall, Itzel Romero and Pali Kaloi Jordan earned wins in the singles flight. The tandem of Clair Manion and Maria Carranza won at No. 2 doubles, and the team of Amanda Olivera and Maira Olivera won at No. 3 doubles.
A win at No. 4 doubles by sisters Jasmine and Lisa Ike-Lopez rounded out the wins for the Buffs.
At home against Stayton, the Buffs again won three matches in both singles and doubles to claim the team win.
Forristall needed three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, to win her No. 2 singles match, while Romero and Jessica Gonzalez won rather easily. Romero lost just two games in a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Gonzalez won her match 6-0, 6-3.
In doubles, the duo of Mercedes Lawrence and Kaitlyn Carter rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory as the No. 1 team. Jenni Young and Sophie Gemelas cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles, and at No. 3 doubles, Lorena Alonso and Wendi Galan picked up a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory.
The Special District 2 tennis tournament began Monday at the Portland Tennis Center. Kaloi Jordan lost her first match, 6-3, 6-0 to Stayton's Juli Ahn. Stephanie Garcia, the No. 1 singles play all year for the Buffs, beat Molalla's Stephanie Cook 6-4, 6-2 in her first match at districts.
Alonso and Galan lost their first match at districts, but Lawrence and Carter picked up a win to open the tournament.
On the boys side, Madras dropped its final two regular season matches by tiebreakers.
In both matches, Madras won all the doubles matches, but ended up falling overall via total games and sets won.
The No. 4 doubles team for Madras, Oved Felix and Jered Pichette, was the only team for the Buffs that went undefeated, coach Margaret Kincaid said. They are entered in the Special District 2 championship tournament, which began Tuesday at the Portland Tennis Center.
Against Stayton, the Eagles won 10 sets to the Buffs' eight, and against Estacada, the tiebreaker went to games won after every match was decided in two sets. Estacada earned the win with 64 games won to Madras' 55.
The No. 1 doubles team of Caleb Freshour and Alexsis Penaloza picked up an 6-2, 6-1 win against Estacada, and needed three sets to dispatch the team from Stayton, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Eliceo Garcia and Jordan Gemelas won a pair of matches, as did Jesus Vazquez and Kody Turner.
Entered in the singles bracket for the Buffs at districts are Joseph Calica and Colby Jack. The other doubles team entered is Turner and Vazquez.