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Pacer boys, Laker girls eye TRL tennis titles

Lake Oswego and Lakeridge look to end the year on a positive note


by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Elle Meyer won at No. 3 singles for the Lake Oswego girls tennis team in recent matches against Grant and West Linn.. The Lakeridge boys tennis team fell to Grant in a make-up match last week, its first loss to a Three Rivers League opponent this year and the Pacers were scheduled for a rematch with the Generals Wednesday with a share of the league title on the line.

Lakeridge earned a split in the singles matches but Grant won the top three doubles matches to lock down the victory.

At No. 2 singles, Lakeridge's Matt Stephens picked up a solid 6-3, 6-3 victory and Emmett Moore was strong at No. 3 for Lakeridge with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

The Pacers' No. 2 doubles team of Adam Bartlett and Justin Jones dropped a tough three-set battle 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 but Lakeridge would avoid a sweep in doubles with Andrew Liu and Nicholas Davis' 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 victory.

The loss followed a big victory over West Linn last Wednesday.

In that match, the Pacers won 5-3 against the pesky Lions, sweeping in singles to seal the win.

Simon Homedes scored an easy straight sets victory at No. 1 singles, as did Stephens at No. 2. Moore and Jones also won handily at third and fourth singles, respectively.

The Pacers dropped just a total of eight games in those four matches.

West Linn made up some ground in doubles. The Lions combined two strong singles players into a No. 1 doubles team that won a tough three-set battle with Bruno Homedes and Russell Risenhoover 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Lakeridge would pick up its fifth victory at third doubles where Jake Oelrich and Cameron Loren won 6-2, 7-5.

The Lakeridge girls also topped West Linn last week 5-3 in one of their best matches of the year.

The Lions were strong in singles and No. 2 and No. 3 players Kristin Taylor and Alice Chen each lost tough three-set matches.

At No. 4 singles, the Pacers' Marie Kanapeaux won in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.

But, in doubles, Lakeridge was stellar. The Paces' top team of Anna Seydel and Yumi Ito won 6-1, 6-1. Rileigh Hamilton and Shea Northfield also won convincingly at No. 2.

Maris Bouc and Olivia Onustock scored a 6-1, 6-0 victory at third doubles and Mackenzie Sandor and Analesa Fisher won 6-2, 6-1 at fourth doubles.

For the Lake Oswego girls, the team continued its roll through the TRL, sweeping West Linn 8-0 and besting Grant 7-1.

Against the Lions, Lake Oswego was dominant. Katie Day scored a huge win over the Lions' Ella Riddle, her first win over Riddle in TRL play. Caroline Dorman, Elle Meyer and Anna Meyer also won in straight sets.

In doubles, Crystal Liu and Kelli Campbell won a tight three-set match 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 to cap the sweep.

Then, against the Generals, Grant's top singles player scored a victory but Lake Oswego swept after that.

Dorman earned a tough three-set win at No. 2 singles 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 and the No. 4 doubles team of Megan Brown and Caroline Williams also won in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.




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