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Strong Ridgeview squads drop the Crook County Cowboys and Cowgirls tennis teams

LON AUSTIN - Ashley Barker keeps her focus on her forehand during a Cowgirls' doubles match with Ridgeview earlier this month. Barker and teammate Lillian Hoffman took the only victory for Crook County during the Oct. 6 match against Ridgeview.

The Crook County High School tennis team came out on the short end of a pair of matches against the Ridgeview Ravens to wrap up their short fall season.

Crook County hosted the Ravens on Oct. 6 and managed to win just one match. On Thursday, Oct. 8, Crook County traveled to Redmond to face the Ravens again and once again Ridgeview came out on top with just one Cowgirl taking a win.

Crook County's lone win on Tuesday came when the doubles team of Lillian Hoffman and Abby Barker edged Ridgeview's Jimena Villagrana and Melisa Villagrana 9-7.

Cowgirl number one singles player Kaylee Carr and Ridgeview's Rachel Lester played the closest match of the night. Locked in an epic battle, the two singles players played to an 8-8 tie in regulation. Lester then won the tiebreaker 7-4 to edge Carr.

In other girls singles matches, Ridgeview's Sophia LaPara defeated Meredith Cooper 8-4, Gabby Hoeft rolled past Jazlin Howe 8-1, and Liz Albin blanked Cecily Cooper 8-0.

In doubles play, Sophie Munn and Kylle Rost defeated Crook County's Alena McCabe and Maria Knight 8-5, then Kylie Darr and Tristan Stewart beat Sammy Thornton and Yadhira Ceja 8-3 before Morgan Fiero and Lucy Standiff rolled past Macy Weiderholt and Malorye Thompson by the same score.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys were forced to forfeit several matches as Ridgeview blanked Crook County.

In singles play, Ridgeview's Walter Gates defeated Joey Stenbeck 8-4. Ridgeview also easily won all three doubles matches that were contested.

First James and Riley Herrin rolled past Ben Sather and Brayden Duke 8-3. Then, Josh Papen and Kroftan Nyan cruised to an 8-1 victory over Layton Marshall and Gabe Rothenbucher before Soren Standiff and Brandon Bower shut out Aiden Bonner and Aidyne Barnes 8-0.

Thursday was more of the same with Meredith Cooper taking the lone Crook County win, defeating Fiero 8-3. In other singles matches, Rost beat McCabe 8-3, Hoeft edged Knight 8-6 and Stewart slipped past Ceja 5-8.

In girls doubles play, LaPora and Lester defeated Cecily Cooper and Howe 8-2, Munn and Sydney Cassard blanked Barker and Hoffman 8-0, Durr and Albin rolled past Thornton and Haven Housley 8-1 and Melissa Villagrana and Carla Altamirano easily defeated Wiederholt and Malorie Thompson 8-1.

In boys action, Zach Gault edged Stenbeck 8-5 in singles play while Josh Pitman and Gio Eriza defeated Sather and Duke in number 1 doubles action. Ryan Lee and Mason Hess took an 8-2 match over Rothenbucher and Marshall and Owen LaPora and Cooper Garland closed out the night with an 8-4 win over Bonner and Barnes.

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