Once again Cowgirls win three of four contested matches but forfeits prove costly in loss

As has happened all season, the Crook County Cowgirls dominated play, yet lost their tennis match.

Tuesday afternoon, the host Cowgirls won three of four contested matches, but lost their dual to the Bend Lava Bears, who won four matches by forfeit.

Elsa Harris continued her dominant season, whipping Bend’s Sierra Winch, who reached the consolation semifinals at last year’s Class 5A state championships. Although the match was hotly contested, and many of the games were close, Harris was sharp when it counted most as she won every point that really mattered in a 6-0, 6-1 LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Elsa Harris plays a forehand shot in her match Tuesday against Sierra Winch of Bend. Harris won the match 6-0, 6-1. However, Bend won the dual 5-3.

Greta Harris was nearly as dominant in No. 2 singles action, defeating Bend’s Jesse Johnson 6-1, 6-1.

In No. 1 doubles action, Bend’s Zoe Raiter and Ruby Ladkin won the first set 7-5. However, the Cowgirls’ Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey came storming back to take the next two sets 6-2, (10-4) to take the match.

The Cowgirls lone loss on the court was at No. 3 singles where Bend’s Grace Perkins knocked off Maggie Kasberger 6-1, 6-1.

Crook County played at Redmond on Thursday. The Cowgirls are on the road again on Tuesday when they return to Redmond to take on the Ridgeview Ravens.

Bend 5, Crook County 3

Singles — Elsa Harris, CC, def. Sierra Winch, B, 6-0, 6-1; Greta Harris, CC, def. Jessie Johnson, B, 6-1, 6-1; Grace Perkins, B, def. Maggie Kasberger, CC, 6-1, 6-1; Bend wins No. 4 singles by forfeit.

Doubles — Laura Fraser/Gwyneth Ptomey, CC, def. Zoe Raiter/Ruby Ladkin, B, 5-7, 6-2 (10-4); Bend wins Nos. 2, 3, and 4 doubles by forfeit.

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