Cowboys drop two matches
- Lon Austin
- Central Oregonian - Sports
The Crook County High School boys tennis team dropped a pair of matches to Sisters and Pendleton by identical 1-7 scores during the last week.
>Crook County falls to Sisters and Pendleton
The Cowboys played Sisters at home on Thursday with the number one doubles team of Paul Rodideau and Trevor Brown made the lone victory for the Cowboys defeating Dylan Stowe and Eric McKinley of Sisters 6-2, 6-3.
"Brown and Robideau did really well," said Coach Dan Brown. "Our No. 2 singles, Joe Oehlschlaeger also played very well. He had a good chance against a guy who was a really big hitter and he took it to a tiebreak in the second set but didn't quite do it."
Oelhlschlaeger lost to Charlie Phillips 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).
On Friday the Cowboys traveled to Pendleton where they again struggled to win matches.
"Pendleton was a good trip," said Brown. "Oehlschlaeger and Zac Thompson actually dominated their match. They went out there and played the best doubles that I have seen them play all year and just took it to the other team."
Playing No. 2 doubles Oshlschlaeger and Thompson won their match 6-1, 6-2 to take the lone Cowboy win of the day.
Matt Harper, who played No. 3 singles, played very well noted Brown. Harper dropped his match 6-3, 6-2, but has showed steady improvement according to Brown.
"He is definitely improving on his consistency and he is showing better results each time out," said Brown. "He is growing as a player."
The Cowboys have a busy week ahead playing at Bend today, then playing The Dalles/Wahtonka at home on Thursday and Mountain View on the road Friday.
Sisters 7, Crook County 1
At Crook County
Singles - Evan Sims, Sisters def. Zac Thompson, CC. 6-0, 6-0. Charlie Phillips, Sisters def. Joe Oehlschlaeger CC. 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Will Newport, Sisters def. Matt Harper CC. 6-0, 6-1. Sean Tosello, Sisters won by default.
Doubles - Trevor Brown and Paul Robideau CC. def. Dylan Stowe and Eric McKinley Sisters, 6-2, 6-3. Ben Fullhart and Sam Fullhart Sisters def. Pierre Blaise and Alex Finnerin CC. 6-3, 6-3. Tom Bennett and Matt Pilliod Sisters def. Luke Garner and Jeff Robideau CC. 6-4, 6-1. John Thomas and Davis Rapp Sisters, def. Brett Golden and Efrain Sanchez CC. 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Pendleton 7, Crook County 1
Singles - Grant Zimmerman, Pendleton def. Pierre Blaise, CC. 6-4, 6-0. Elliot Holdran, Pendleton def. Alex Finnerin, CC. 6-2, 7-6 (7-1). Bryan Carter, Pendleton def. Matt Harper, CC. 6-3, 6-2. Shannon Hartley, Pendleton won by default.
Doubles - Britton and Peterson, Pendleton def. Brown and Robideau, CC. 6-2, 6-3. Thompson and Oehlschlaeger, CC. def. Oehler and Holdman, Pendleton 6-1, 6-2. Sampson and Clem, Pendleton def. Garner and Robideau, CC. 6-0, 6-1. Blakely and Jones, Pendleton def. Golden and Sanchez, CC. 6-4, 6-1.