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Bowmen tennis players do well at state

by: DAN BROOD SHERWOOD SMASH — Sherwood sophomore Courtney Mostul hits a shot during the state tourney.

BEAVERTON - The Sherwood High School girls tennis team capped off its banner 2011 season by getting strong performances from its singles and doubles entrants at the Class 5A state tournament, held last Thursday through Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

In singles play, Sherwood sophomore Courtney Mostul opened the tournament by scoring a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Summit junior Hannah Shephard in a tourney play-in match last Thursday.

Later on Thursday, Mostul fell 6-1, 6-0 to Anna Braun of West Albany. Mostul then came back in to score an 8-0 pro set win over Kaylee Tornay of Bend in a consolation bracket quarterfinal match.

In the consolation semifinals, Mostul was edged 9-7 by Hannah Anderson of Wilsonville.

In state tournament doubles play, the Sherwood team of sophomore Nancy Nguyen and senior Melinda Widows fell 6-2, 6-2 to the No. 3 seeded team of Bryn Oliveira and Hannah Palcic of Bend in a first-round match.

Nguyen and Widows came back to get an 8-2 win over Kate Loftus and Amy Whetter of Wilson in a consolation quarterfinal match.

In the consolation bracket semifinals, Nguyen and Widows posted an 8-2 victory over Ellie Weinstein and Alexa Daskalos of West Albany.

In the consolation doubles finals, Nguyen and Widows fell 6-1, 6-1 to top-seeded Chelsea Clark and Marina Reimers of West Albany.

The Sherwood girls finished in 15th place in the team standings. Wilsonville won the girls team championship.

The Sherwood boys team had a pair of doubles duos playing at the state tournament.

The Bowmen team of seniors Spencer LaFarge and Curtis Mostul was edged 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 by Caleb Gillette and David Pauls of Dallas in a state tourney play-in contest.

The Sherwood team of senior Jordan Dowdle and junior Isaac Marshall was tipped 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 by Ian Murray and Carl Gorbett of Ashland in a first-round match. In the consolation bracket, Dowdle and Marshall fell 8-4 to the fourth-seeded team of Bo Hall and Liam Hall.

Summit won the Class 5A boys state team championship.