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Turnabout is a good thing for Tiger girls

Tigard, which lost to Newberg earlier, gets a 6-2 victory


by: DAN BROOD - WINNING FORM -- Tigard senior Courtney Roshak gets ready to hit a shot during her No. 1 singles victory over Newberg's Sam Russo.TIGARD — It was Community Day.

It was Senior Day.

And, for the Tigard High School girls tennis team, it turned out to be a real good day.

The Tigers, playing in their final home match of the season, posted a 6-2 win over Newberg in a Pacific Conference match played in front of a Community Day crowd Monday at Tigard High School.

With the victory, the Tigers upped their conference record to 8-5, putting them in third place in the league standings.

The win was turnaround from the first time the teams met, when Newberg got a 6-2 victory.

That turnaround was also evident in the No. 1 singles contest. Tigard senior Courtney Roshak, who fell 6-1, 6-4 to Newberg senior Sam Russo in the first meeting, got a 6-0, 6-1 victory in Monday’s rematch. Roshak won the first 10 games of the match on her way to getting the win.

That form held true at No. 2 singles as well. Tigard senior Fotini Dorrance, who lost 6-4, 6-3 to Newberg’s Kassie Grove in the first meet, got a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 win in the rematch.

by: DAN BROOD - HIGH FIVE -- Tigard's Hannah Portwood (left) and Carrie Williams celebrate after scoring a point during their victory in No. 1 doubles play in Monday's match with Newberg.At No. 3 singles on Monday, Tigard senior Caroline Tea got a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ashley Johnson. Tiger sophomore Hayden Huebner completed the singles sweep for Tigard by getting a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Delaney Spellman at No. 4 singles.

At No. 1 doubles, the Tigard team of seniors Carrie Williams and Hannah Portwood avenged an earlier loss by getting a 6-4, 7-5 win over Newberg’s Maddie Wilshire and Alenka Berales.

In that match, Williams and Portwood trailed 4-2 in the opening set before storming back to get the victory.

by: DAN BROOD - WORKING THE GRILL -- Tigard girls tennis coach Matt Rubrecht tends over the barbecue as part of the team's Community Day on Monday.Tigard’s other win came at No. 4 doubles, where the team of sophomores Maria Anderson and Lexi Oneal got a 6-3, 7-6 win over Naivit Velasques and Morgan Johnson.

The Community Day event featured a barbecue to go along with the tennis action.

“We always invite our sponsors, and anyone who purchased a banner,” Tigard coach Matthew Rubrecht said. “As well as team member family and friends. It’s also a chance to maybe get a few more people to see these girls and how hard they work.”

The Tigard girls were slated to finish their regular season schedule with a match at Forest Grove on Wednesday. Results of that match weren’t available when The Times went to press.




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