Cowboys fall to Redmond, Summit
- Lon Austin
- Central Oregonian - Sports
>Crook County wins only one doubles match on the two daysThe Crook County High School boys tennis team dropped a pair of matches over the week falling to both Redmond and Summit.
On Monday the Redmond Panthers came to town and left with a 7-1 victory, and then Tuesday Summit shut out the Cowboys 8-0.
"I think everyone knew what the outcome was going to be," Said assistant coach Dan Brown. "It was just a matter of everyone measuring themselves up against the talent that is out there to really see where they rank."
The Cowboys lone win against the Panthers on Monday was a 6-3, 6-0 victory by No. 2 doubles team Trevor Brown and Paul Robideau over Ishan Patel and Jeremy Hayes.
Crook County's No. 1 doubles team of Zac Thompson and Joe Oehlschlaeger also played well before falling to Matt Miller and Ben Wright 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in three sets.
"They were very competitive," said Brown. "They really had a good opportunity to win they just are having trouble closing matches out."
On Tuesday against Summit Brown and Robideau moved up to No. 1 singles while Thompson and Oehlschlaeger played in the second spot and both teams were once again competitive before losing close matches.
"Both teams can see how close they are getting to winning and they are just not getting it done," said Brown. "Our No. 2 doubles thought that they had the match and Summit is the powerhouse for the whole league so that would have been a feather in their cap. I think our doubles teams played strongly both times."
Crook County's singles players were overmatched in both matches failing to win a set either day.
"Unfortunately the talent on Summit's singles team is just overwhelming," said Brown. "We didn't even stand a chance. Our No. 2 guy came off the court and said `this guy is not a No. 2 he is a College guy'. We knew going in that they were strong and I told the team to take it as a test to see what is really out there and to measure yourself up against some real talent."
The Cowboys play Mountain View next Tuesday, April 22, in Bend and Brown is expecting a good match.
"I believe that if we show the hunger for a win that we have been showing lately we have a good opportunity there," he said. "We definitely have an opportunity to make an impact there."