Madras boys aced by Mountain View
Bob Prince and Craig Weigand of Madras beat Mountain View's number one doubles team and Luis Quijano won the number four singles match for Madras in an April 1 non-league dual match against Bend's Mountain View High.
Wins in the rest of the days matches let the visiting 4A Cougars win 6-2. Four of the wins were in singles and two were in doubles play.
Adam Behrends and his Madras cohorts earned points but couldn't salvage a game against Mountain View's top three of Andy Tronson, Mike Fowls and Joel Short each took a 6-0 victory.
Weigand and Prince lost the opening set to Danny Campagna and Harlerigh Doremus, 4-6, before rallying for 6-2 and 6-3 wins in the second and third sets.
Quijano's win required three sets too. Mountain View's Nick Nelson won 6-2, before Quijano used some service breaks to earn 6-4 and 6-3 wins in the second and third sets.
While taking on players of the quality Mountain View offered was difficult, said Madras coach Roy Gould, it should help. The Buffs need to prepare for top foes in the 3A special district they belong to, Gould noted.
The boys tennis special district Madras is in includes mainly schools from the state's eastern counties, like Ontario, Baker and Vale.