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Netters third at Madras

by: KEVIN GABOURY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Members of Crook County High School's 100th graduating class are preparing for all the activities related to the big event. Pictured here are (from left to right) Corinne Flanary, JoBeth Hamon, Paul Robideau, David Reeher, Tyler McCormick, Ashley Barnes, and Rachael Grier

Playing shorthanded, the Crook County High School girls tennis team finished in a tie for third place with Burns at the seven-team Madras Invitational Tournament.
   Playing No. 1 singles for the first time in her career, Erin Crofcheck won her division, going 6-0 in her matches.
   "Crofcheck played really well against some tough players," said Head Coach Lloyd Rodgers. "The Hood River girl especially was tough, but Crofcheck got ahead of her and that frustrated her and Crofcheck pulled it off."
   Number two singles player Natalie Rich also had a good day finishing second in her division.
   The Cowgirls could field only one doubles team for the day because of sickness and schedule conflicts. Cecile Suhr and Chelsea Finnerin were paired together for the first time, and although they didn't win a match Rodgers said that they played well.
   "They picked up quite a few games as a team and they played hard," said Rodgers.
   The Cowgirls team has been fighting sickness and Rodgers gave some players the weekend off to try to get his team healthy again.
   "We've been fighting this sickness for three or four weeks and it doesn't seem to want to go away," he said.
   The Cowgirls are back in action today when they face league rival Mountain View at home beginning at 4 p.m.