MHS girls tennis to host Invite
- Gary Lindberg
- Madras Pioneer - Sports
evised format with hopefully sunny weather will greet seven girls' tennis teams at the Madras Invitational on Saturday.
Last year, Madras players had to squeegee off the court in order to start play. Rain threatened to stop play the rest of the day.
Madras will host Crook County, Estacada, Hood River, Barlow, Sisters and Burns in the tourney starting at 9 a.m. Each team will bring a first and second singles player along with a first and second doubles team.
All of those singles and doubles will play each other in a one-set, round robin format. The winner needs to take five games. A tiebreaker will decide a winner if a 5-5 tie exists.
A team champion will be decided by how many sets each team wins. Hood River is the defending tourney champion. Estacada finished second and Madras was third last season.
The White Buffalos are hoping for good weather after two matches postponed due to bad weather. The most recent was an Intermountain Conference match against Summit last week.
That April 8 home match against the Storm is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 22, also at home. It will serves as the team's last home match.
The Buffs fell to Crook County 6-2 last Thursday. Third singles player Cassie Drew won a three setter by a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 margin. Madras' fourth doubles team of Andrea Marcotte and Andriana Gutierrez rallied to win in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.