Molalla girls overcome weather for win
A road trip to Philomath on April 14 provided the Molalla girls tennis team with a nice collection of weather that Oregon's Willamette Valley can bestow."It was like driving through a winter wonderland to get there," coach Mike Clarke said, "snow, hail and rain. But the sky opened up and we got all of our matches in."The Indians took the measure of Philomath by a 5-3 score.
At first singles, Rubie Burge faced one of the top players in the state in Bailey Bell, falling by a 0-6, 0-6 score. At second singles, Ansley Nic also faced off with quality opponent and dropped an 0-6, 1-6 decision."Kylie Smith came through with a big win at number three," Clarke said. "She split sets, 4-6, 6-4. With it being cold and getting late, we agreed to play at 10-point tiebreaker for the third set. Kylie won that 10-7. An excellent win by Kayden Harris at number four solidified our team win."Harris came back from an early deficit to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.In doubles action, Chloe Norgren and Kenzie Clonkey won by a 6-1, 6-2 score at the first spot; second doubles squad Kelsee Smith and Lilly Nauta won by a 6-2, 6-0 score. Molalla also got a win at third doubles when Macy Jones and Emily Hewett won 6-3, 6-4.At fourth doubles, the team of Jessie Langendorfer and Emily Rountree lost by a 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 count."Overall, it was a very good match for us," Clarke said.
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