As has happened all season Crook County wins three of four contested matches in loss

Same song, second verse.

The Crook County Cowgirls dominate play only to drop their tennis match because of forfeits. This time it was Ridgeview who were the recipients of the forfeits.

“We won what we could win,”?said Crook County Head Coach Lloyd Rodgers. “We won three of four matches we had and we’ve been winning those most of the time.”

Elsa Harris remained undefeated as the No. 1 singles player took a straight set victory in her match over Ridgeview’s Caitlin Carr. Harris easily won the first set 6-1. However, with strong winds buffeting the court during the second set, Harris struggled to keep the ball in play. Carr took a 3-0 lead in the set before Harris came storming back to take the set 6-4.

“I told her it was excellent practice to be able to come back like that,” Rodgers said. “She’s beaten everybody now — everybody in Bend — everybody in the (Willamette) Valley.”

Greta Harris also handily won her match taking a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ridgeview’s Bailey Simmons.

“Greta is playing awesome,”?Rodgers said. “She pushes Elsa more in practice than she gets pushed in most matches.”

The Cowgirls’ No. 1 doubles team of Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey also handily won their match, taking a 6-4, 6-2 win over Brittany Hoffman and Shelby Smith.

Ridgeview earned their only win of the day in No. 3 singles as Savannah King defeated Maggie Kasberger 7-5, 6-1.

The Cowgirls then forfeited the remaining four matches, giving the Ravens the 5-3 victory.

“The wind was terrible,” Rodgers said. “You have no idea how bad it was. It was almost hurricane force. The balls were all blowing sideways.”

The Cowgirls hosted the Summit Storm on Thursday, their final match before the district championships.

District will be held Monday and Tuesday in Ontario with action starting at 10 a.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The top four singles players and top four doubles teams from the tournament will qualify for the state championships, which will be held May 22-24 in Corvallis.

“We have a chance to do really well at district and surprise some people,” Rodgers said.

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