Cowgirls lose tight IMC match to the Ridgeveiw Ravens
In their opening league match of the year, the Crook County Cowgirls tennis squad suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Ridgeview Ravens.
Both the Ravens and Cowgirls won four matches in the dual, however, Ridgeview won 70 games to 68 for the Cowgirls, giving them the tiebreaker and the victory.
Playing on the road in Redmond, the Cowgirls were able to sweep the singles matches before Ridgeview returned the favor, sweeping the doubles matches.
Crook County's Olivia Cooper started things off with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Megan Aldredge in No. 1 singles action.
Kaylee Carr kept things rolling for the Cowgirls with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Rebekah O'Neill at No. 2 singles.
Ashley Reynolds then rolled past Gabby Hoeft 6-1, 6-4 in No. 3 singles action before Hannah Love completed the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Melissa Villagrana at No. 4 singles.
Doubles action was the reverse of singles play, with Felicity Kohler and Chloe Lentz starting things off with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Tansy Clark and Marlen Ceja to get things rolling for the Ravens.
Then in No. 2 doubles action, Ridgeview's Sophie Mann and Alana Clark snuck past Katelynn Gibson and Alena McCabe 6-4, 6-3.
In the closest match of the night, Ridgeview's Kylee Rost and Karlie Bunting squeaked past Jillian Gish and Maria Knight 6-3, 7-5 before Carla Altamirano and Braley Widing defeated Kristie Chu and Gracie Slawter 6-1, 6-3 to complete the doubles sweep and secure the narrow match victory for the Ravens.
The Cowgirls continue league play this afternoon when they host Redmond in a 4 p.m. match.
The team then goes on the road on Wednesday to take on The Dalles Riverhawks, also in a 4 p.m. matchup.