Canby's tennis players at state tournament lost opening match but won consolation bracket

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Diana Krischenko and Hannah Myers won the consolation bracket at the state tennis tournament, and earned honorable mention for their efforts. Portland—After taking third place in the district tournament, Canby seniors Hannah Myers and Diana Krischenko went off to the state tournament with high hopes. Despite losing their initial matchup on May 17, they rebounded strong on May 18 and 19 to win the consolation bracket.

In the opening round, they lost a tough match to McMinnville seniors Averi Ridgway and Amy Gilliat. In the opening set, the Cougars battled hard but lost 9-7, and were snuffed out in the second set 7-1.

The next day in the consolation bracket, the pair got to work. They shutout Centennial juniors Sarah Lee and Olivia Harms 8-0 to advance to the consolation semifinals. Once there, Myers and Krischenko squared off with junior Olivia Morris and freshman Meling Masterson of Clackamas and again got the win, this time 8-6.

In the finals of the consolation bracket, Myers and Krischenko took on David Douglas seniors Jie Tan and Lillian Truong. In two sets, the Cougars got the W, winning 6-0 and 6-2. The wins and efforts of the duo got them honorable mention for the state tournament, and finishes the season on one of the highest notes possible.

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