If rain stays away, MHS tennis can play
- Gary Lindberg
- Madras Pioneer - Sports
rain prevent two Madras Invitational tennis tournaments?
That's the question for the White Buffalo girls' team to worry about until Saturday morning. The Madras boys' version was already washed out last Saturday.
If rain stays away, the Buff girls will host four teams in a round-robin format starting at 9 a.m. Sisters, Hood River, Estacada and Klamath Falls are the invited teams.
Each team sends out three singles and three doubles in pro set formats for a total of four matches each.
"It usually lasts all day," Madras coach Julie Marino said.
The invite is part of a series of home matches, starting Thursday against Bend.
"The rest of our season is at home," said Marino, noting the team had six consecutive road matches starting on March 22.
The Buffs fell at Summit 8-0 on Tuesday, April 10, and at Crook County last Thursday to wrap up the road schedule.
In Thursday's loss, the fourth doubles team of Ana Reynolds and Maria McCool scored a shutout win (6-0, 6-0).
Boys: An expected busy day turned into a day off for Madras. The Buffs were expecting to compete against Sisters, Vale, Estacada, Cascade and North Bend in a round robin format. Instead, everybody stayed home.
Rain stayed away two days earlier as Madras tied Crook County 4-4 in Intermountain Conference match. The Buffs swept the doubles while the Cowboys won all four singles matches.
Crook County took the IMC match based on total games won (63-57).
All of the Madras doubles teams won in straight sets. The second team of Jonathan Hutchins and Nick Henderson claimed a second-set tiebreaker (7-3) to win their match.
The first doubles team of Skyler Sensibaugh and Mervyn Garcia, third team of Brian Anderson and Sebastian Baum plus the fourth team of Jason Garcia and Diego Figueroa dominated their matches.