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Cowgirls forced to forfeit matches, fall to Outlaws


Greta Harris and Maggie Kasberger both win matches in loss

Wednesday afternoon, the host Sisters Outlaws rolled to a 6-2 win over the Crook County Cowgirls in non-league tennis action.

The Cowgirls, who have just five players on their roster, were forced to forfeit three of the four doubles matches, along with the No. 4 singles match, leaving the team with no margin for error if they hope to win matches this year.

However, the team’s chances of defeating Sisters took a big hit Wednesday afternoon on the way to the match.

“It was a messed up deal,” said Crook County Head Coach Lloyd Rodgers. “There was a wreck on the road so we had to divert through Tumalo and we didn’t get up there until late.”

Crook County No. 1 singles player Elsa Harris had a previous commitment and was forced to leave early. Harris took the first set of the match 6-1 and was leading 1-0 in the second set when she was forced to default.

“She went ahead and won her first set and she would have beaten the girl easily but she had to pull out,” Rodgers said.

Cowgirls Greta Harris (6-0, 6-0) and Maggie Kasberger (6-2, 6-3) easily won their No. 2 and 3 singles matches to give the Cowgirls a brief lead.

“Greta played really well,” Rodgers said. “She just destroyed the No. 2 girl and then Maggie played really well for being a new player

However, the Cowgirls couldn’t maintain the momentum as doubles players Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey fell 6-2, 6-3 to the Outlaw’s No. 1 doubles team.

“Our doubles team should have beaten them, but they are just freshmen and they were a little nervous for their first match,” Rodgers said. “They want to play doubles together and we are going to make them into a fantastic doubles team.”

Crook County plays their first home match of the year on Tuesday, April 1 when they host the Stayton Eagles at 4 p.m.