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Pacer boys tennis tops LO 5-3

by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lakeridge's Bruno Homedes makes a return during his straight sets victory at No. 1 singles for the Pacer boys tennis team in its match with Lake Oswego. The Lakeridge boys tennis team knocked off Lake Oswego for the second time this year on Monday, picking up a tough 5-3 decision in the teams' second meeting.

Lakeridge won three of the four singles matches and did it convincingly.

Bruno Homedes won at No. 1 singles 6-2, 6-2 and Simon Homedes picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2.

The third singles match went to Matt Stephens 6-3, 6-0 while Lake Oswego's Zack Buhlmann broke up the sweep at No. 4 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win.

In doubles, the teams split matches. At No. 1, the team of Reid Martin and Spencer Lewis ground out a three-set victory 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

The No. 2 doubles match was equally competitive with the Pacers' Adam Bartlett and Andrew Liu topping Jeff Knees and Bowen Mechigian 7-5, 6-4.

Lake Oswego's Quinn Hardy and Kelly Shannon won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles while the Lakeridge team of Justin Jones and Jake Oelrich won a key match at No. 4 doubles.

Lakeridge's victory kept its hopes for a league title alive with a crucial rematch with West Linn looming.

Lake Oswego lost a tough match to Grant on Tuesday, tying the Generals 4-4 but losing 90-87 in games.

Grant won at 1, 2 and 3 singles with Martin losing a tough three-set battle at No. 2.

At fourth singles, the Lakers' Toru Kubota won a three-set match of his own.

In doubles, Knees and Mechigian won in straight sets while Hardy and Shannon lost a tough three-set battle.

The Lakers got the match back at No. 3 doubles with Buhlmann and Jared Kabaker winning 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Lake Oswego's Nathan Lawrence and Arija Hajari won in straight sets at No. 4 doubles.




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