Tigard boys get win over rival Timberwolves
TUALATIN — It was close, again.
But, this time, no tie-breaker was needed.
The Tigard High School boys tennis team, which needed a total sets-won tie-breaker to get a (4-4, 9-8) win over rival Tualatin earlier in the season, came away with a 5-3 victory over the Timberwolves in the Three Rivers League dual rematch, held April 23 at Tualatin High School.
The Tigers did most of their damage in doubles competition, winning all four of those matches against Tualatin.
Tigard's lone singles win was a big one, as senior Alex Thoren came back from a 4-1 first-set deficit to get a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 win over Tualatin's Andrew Monkarsh.
At No. 1 doubles, the Tigard team of senior Connor Ciula and junior Nathan Williams came away with a 6-2, 6-1 victory. In the No. 2 doubles match, the Tigard duo of seniors Nicholas Portwood and Logan Jett scored a 7-6, 7-5 win.
At No. 3 doubles, the Tiger team of sophomore Clayton Skeen and senior Greg Wettlaufer scored a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Junior Lucas Nicholsen and Junior Avery Betz wrapped up the Tigard sweep in doubles by getting a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win in the No. 4 match.
The Tigers picked up another Three Rivers League win on April 24, when they got a 6-2 victory over Oregon City in a match held at Tigard High School.
Thoren again got a victory at No. 1 singles, this time by a 6-0, 6-1 score. At No. 4 singles, Tigard senior Preston To got a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
At No. 1 doubles, Ciula and Williams got a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Portwood and Jett posted a 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles. Skeen and Wettlaufer triumphed 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles and Nicholsen and Betz got a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 doubles.
The Tigers, who improved to 4-5 in Three Rivers League matches with the two wins, will be back in action on Wednesday, when they play at Canby in a match starting at 4 p.m. On Friday, Tigard will host Lakeridge in a league match starting at 4 p.m.