Tennis team splits with The Dalles-Wahtonka

Crook County wins every single girls doubles match in home victory

by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Trevor Brown plays the ball during his match.

   On Thursday, the Crook County High School girls tennis team defeated The Dalles/Wahtonka 7-1 while the boys team fell to the Eagle/Indians 6-2.
   The match was played in windy, cold and sometimes wet weather. Play was suspended for 45 minutes because of rain and some matches were forced to play pro sets instead of regular sets to get the match completed.
   For the girls team Tessa Romine and Erin Crofcheck won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches respectively. Kristy Robinson won the No. 4 singles. Led by No. 1 doubles team Krissi Kemper and Katie Leavitt, all four of the Cowgirls doubles teams won their matches.
   "The girls are stepping it up just as I predicted," said Head Coach Lloyd Rodgers. "They are getting rid of their first match jitters and are playing aggressive. Romine played a better girl and actually did better and Crofcheck did really well again."
   In the boys match, the Cowboys struggled to get wins. In No. 1 doubles the Crook County team of Paul Robideau and Trevor Brown came from behind to defeat Abner Mondragon and Josh Wilcox 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. The Cowboys' only other victor was No. 4 singles Alex Finnerin who won a rain-shortened pro set 8-2.
   "That was a great win for Robedeau and Brown," said Rodgers. "They are starting to get a little smarter in their doubles game. They are just going to get better as the year progresses. They don't exactly have any huge weapons, which is what you want in tennis. You want to have at least one or two weapons like a great serve or a strong forehand or something, but in doubles if they play smart that's the key. Volunteer assistant coach Dan Brown is teaching them to play a smarter game so that they can pull some wins off."
   Girls Tennis
   Crook County 7, The Dalles/Wahtonka 1
   At Crook County High School
   Thursday's Results
   Singles - Tessa Romine, CC. def. Courtney Lehman, TDW, 7-6, Erin Crofcheck, CC. def. Samantha Hege, TDW, 6-3, 6-2, Sydney Hege, TDW. def. Natilie Rich, CC. 8-1 (pro-set), Kristy Robinson, CC. def. Nicole Goodman, TDW. 8-0 (pro-set).
   Doubles - Krissi Kemper-Katie Leavitt, CC. def. Maddie Schubert-Rachael Grall, TDW. 6-2, 6-2, Maggie Trinchieria-Cassie Low, CC. def. Carleigh Ryan-Audrey Bell, TDW, 6-2, 6-2, Jessalyn Walter-Cecile Suhr, CC. def. Julie Breckerfield-Sarah Brady, TDW 8-3 (pro-set), Megan Bernard-Ashley Mauder, CC. def. Branna Arbo-Maza Brady, TDW. 8-6 (pro-set).
   Boys Tennis
   The Dalles/Wahtonka 6, Crook County 2
   At Crook County High School
   Thursday's Results
   Singles - Lincoln Gay, TDW. Def. Zach Thompson, CC. 6-0, 6-0, Mark Coy, TDW. Def. Pierre Blaise, CC. 6-0, 6-2, Wesley Kennedy, TDW. Def. Joe Dehlschlager, CC. 6-3, 0-6 last game not reported, Alex Finnerin, CC. def. Devin Nichols, 8-2 (pro-set).
   Doubles - Paul Robideau-Trevor Brown, CC. def. Abner Mondragon-Josh Wilcox, TDW 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, Nick Reyes-Victor Mondragon, TDW. def. Rolland Halsey-Jeff Robideau, CC. 6-0, 6-2, Zach Mazeski-Alex Charrian, TDW. def. Luke Garner-Matt Harper, CC. 8-3 (pro-set), Trau Byrd-Alfredo Vasquez, TDW. def. Efrin Sanchez-Travis Bowman, CC. 8-2 (pro-set).