Tennis boys beat Bend
Anchored by victories by its number one and two doubles teams plus each of its top three singles players, Madras High's boys tennis team claimed a 5-3 win over Bend High's junior varsity on Thursday, April 10.
Bob Prince and Craig Weigand excelled again for the White Buffalos. The number one doubles team for Madras, Prince and Weigand drubbed Bend's Ryon Jennings and Vaughn Robinson, 6-0, 6-2. The White Buffalos' stampeded to victory behind that win and four more.
Kerry Scott and Brandon Cox added another doubles win for Madras. They beat Hans Wendel and Kevin Healy, 6-0, 6-2.
Adam Behrends recovered from a first-set loss to Bend's D. (listed only by initial on Bend's roster) Despotopules to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the number one singles match.
Omer Goodson also responded strongly after dropping a set for Madras. He beat Chris Ranez, 6-2, 6-2 after losing 4-6. Goodson's point proved pivotal in gaining Madras its first win in team competition this season.
Having hosted a tournament Saturday, Madras was scheduled to test Summit in a dual meet format this week before chasing a strong finish at a tournamen in Burns on Saturday.
Tyler Adams, playing the third singles slot for Madras, got past Travis Merritt for the other Madras point against Bend.
Mat Lemer and Alex Patton battled Bend for Madras in the two other singles matches which counted but couldn't claim a Buff win in either case.
Dustin Gillett and Mychal Van Pelt dropped a 6-3, 6-2 match to Bend for Madras, yet progressed in winning the five games they did in their doubles match, based on their earlier efforts for coach Roy Gould's White Buffalos.