Tennis teams look for non-league match with Madras as springboard for the rest of the IMC season
Boys and girls sweep Madras 8-0It was their final non-league match of the season and they made it count.
Members of the Crook County tennis team battled Madras to 8-0 wins in both boys and girls action Tuesday.
The Crook County girls team carded the win at home, while the boys team traveled to Madras to face the White Buffaloes.
The Cowgirls were led by straight-set victories by the top two singles players, the fourth singles player and the top three doubles teams.
"My kids played really well," Mascall said, who mentioned that Madras has a fairly young team this season. "We did have some close matches and with those close matches, we pulled it off, and that's what I was impressed with."
In singles action, Megan Rodgers secured a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Brandi Jorgenson of Madras, Amy Piepenbrink defeated Aubrey Staat 6-1, 6-0, Ashley Osborne edged Sunny Ross 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, while Michelle Hook got past Natasha Edwards 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles action, Kristin and Rachel Wortman won 6-1, 6-3, Breann Sharp and Shyla Hargrave were also victorious (7-5, 6-3, Cassie Pruett and Jessica Rau secured a victory (6-3, 6-2), as did Katie Dutli and Juanita Weatherly 7-6(7-4), 6-2.
Mascall said that he looks for Madras to be strong in the future, just as they have in the past.
"They will be back," Mascall said. "They've always had some good players. This is just a year when both the boys and girls teams are working to learn something."
On the boys side. Sam Thomas won his match in three sets (6-0, 5-7, 6-0), while Jeff Hancock (6-2, 6-2), Justin Surber (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) and Colin Zook (6-3, 6-0) finished out singles play with wins for Crook County as well.
'We just really dominated," Mascall said. "Mr. Berger (CCHS assistant coach) said Sam Thomas looked like he should be on the professional tour with his first set."
In doubles play, all four CCHS doubles teams won in straight sets. Matt Easlon and Devin Lee won 6-4, 6-1, Trampus Peterson and Evan Hendrix secured a 6-1, 6-0 win, Frazier Edmonds and Rick Holzwart finished their match victorious, 6-0, 6-2, while Derek Hendrix and Ryan Dutli won 6-0, 6-1.
Next up for the CCHS boys tennis team is a home match with Mtn. View Tuesday.
"They have to play out of their minds," Mascall said. "But anything can happen. If we're at the top of our game and they're having a down day, we can make it close."
The Crook County girls team will travel to Mtn. View Thursday to play the Cougars.
"I think we can beat Mtn. View," Mascall said. "I think 6-2 or 5-3 is reasonable."