Squad preps for district this week
The St. Helens High boys' tennis team had no problems in handing Parkrose an 8-0 loss, but had some lapses in singles matches against Glencoe.
The team was preparing for the conference district tournament early this week, but didn't draw well in seeding for singles. They had better luck in the doubles draw.
The Lions' top singles players drew the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the tournament-Glencoe players Stuart Tierney and Micah Leo. Matt Parker and Brody Pelletier will have to face them in the first matches of the tournament.
Doubles players Riley Tamblyn and Brad Stewart, plus the duo of David Dunnington and Danny Wert got much better draws for the doubles tournament and have a good chance to advance, St. Helens coach Dr. Gary Loosli said.
Last week, St. Helens won all of their matches against Parkrose on Thursday with only two going three sets. Earlier in the week, they gave Glencoe a good match, but won only one singles and one doubles match.
Glencoe 6, St. Helens 2
Singles-Stuart Tierney (G) def. Matt Parker (SH), 6-0, 6-0; Micah Leo (G) def. Ryan Oliver (SH), 6-0, 6-0; Sam Saunders (G) def. Nick Heisel (SH), 6-3, 6-0; Kevin Courtain (SH) def. Trent Toney (G), 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles-Kenneth Qian/Alex Dourvis (G) def. Riley Tamblyn/Brad Stewart, 6-3, 6-1; Jason Rasmussen/Matt Boxer (G) def. David Dunnington/Danny Wert (SH), 6-3, 6-4; Joe Nol/Evan Hutzell (G) def. Ryan Raymond/Kolten Edwards (SH), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2; Jason Roby/Daniel Allan (SH) def. Mark Reimers/Styles Smith (G), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
St. Helens 8, Parkrose 0
Singles-Matt Parker (SH) def. David Toscono (P), 6-1, 6-4; Brody Pelletier (SH) def. Nick Sommer (P), 6-4, 6-4; Ryan Oliver (SH) def. Johnny Supa (P), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3; Kolten Edwards (SH) def. Jason Church (P), 6-3, 7-6.
Doubles-Riley Tamblyn/Brad Stewart (SH) def. Josh Church/Trung Tin Tran (P), 6-1, 6-3; David Dunnington/Danny Wert (SH) def. Jeremy Ibrahim/Thomas Indela (P), 6-1, 6-3; Ryan Raymond/Nick Heisel (SH) def. C.J. Susuki/Devon Rasmussen (P), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Jason Roby/Kevin Courtain (SH) def. Ger Moua/Boa Edgerton (P), 6-3, 6-1.