Tennis squads face tough foes
The Crook County High School girls tennis team dropped a pair of matches this past week, falling 5-3 to Ridgeview on Monday, then dropping a match to Redmond on Thursday by an identical 5-3 count.
On Monday, the Cowgirls picked up wins at both number one and two singles as Kaylee Carr got past Rachel Lester 6-4, 6-3 at number one singles, while Meredith Cooper blanked Gabby Hoeft 6-0, 6-0 at number two singles. The remaining Cowgirl victory was at number one doubles, where Maria Knight and Alena McCabe got past Kylee Rost and Christa Gilliam 6-4, 6-3.
Ridgeview won the remaining singles matches as Liz Albin defeated Sammy Thornton 6-1, 6-2, and Melissa Villagrana got past Haven Housley 7-6 (1-7), 6-1.
In the remaining doubles matches, Ridgeview's Riley Loving and Margah Fiero rolled past Emmah Barnes and Harlee Botham 6-2. 6-0, Kylie Durr and Tristin Stewart got past Malorie Thompson and Cecily Cooper 6-2, 6-3 and Kay Stancliff and Jimeha Villagrana defeated Macy Wiederholt and Yadrina Ceja 6-2, 7-5.
Thursday against Redmond, Meredith Cooper picked up the lone Crook County singles victory with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kloe Scherner at number two singles.
The Cowgirl number one doubles team of Knight and McCabe took a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ava Wolfe and Giselle Vreno, while the number three doubles team of Thompson and Wiederholt edged Jackie Zuniga and Karina Hernandez 6-2, 1-6, 12-10.
Redmond won the remaining matches with Dagre Harris edging Carr 7-5, 0-6, 10-5 Naya Lewis defeating Housley 6-2, 6-1 and Yudith Gradilla rolling past Sammy Thornton 6-3, 6-0 in singles play. In doubles action, Kaisa Chapanar and Carmen Shulthers edged Barnes and Botham 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), and Emma Underwood and Megan Craig got past Ana Caballero and Ivy Carter 6-1, 6-2.
The Cowgirls compete in the Intermountain Conference Tennis Championships on Saturday, May 22 at Ridgeview High School.
Cowboys drop two matches
The Crook County High School boys tennis team dropped a pair of matches this past week.
Monday the Cowboys fell 7-1 to Ridgeview, before losing by an 8-0 count on Wednesday at Redmond to a very strong Panther squad.
Despite the lopsided score, some Cowboys were highly competitive on Monday. Crook County picked up their lone win in a marathon match at number 3 singles as Gabe Rothenbucher took a 6-3, 2-6, 16-14 victory.
In other counting matches, Joey Stenbeck fell 6-3, 6-2 at number one singles, while Aidan Bonner fell 6-0, 6-0 at number two singles and Stephen Strong and Aidyne Barnes fell 6-0, 6-0 in number three doubles action.
There were also three non-counting matches contested on the day. In the closest one, Barnes was edged 6-1, 5-7, 10-7 in number four singles, while Stenbeck and Bonner fell 8-4 in a pro set against Ridgeview's number one doubles team and Stephen Strong and Rothenbucher fell 8-1 in a pro set against the Ridgeview number two doubles team.
on Wednesday, the Cowboys did not play any extra matches, and the team struggled to be competitive in the matches they did contest.
Stenbeck fell 6-0, 6-1 in number one singles, while Bonner lost 6-0, 6-0 in number two singles. Rothenbucher fell 6-2, 6-1 at number three singles, while in the final contested match Barnes and Strong lost 6-0 6-1 against the Redmond number three doubles team.
The Cowboys have one day of competition remaining, as they will compete at the Intermountain Conference District Tennis tournament, which will be held at Sam Johnson Park in Redmond.
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