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Pacer boys tennis edged by Lions

Lakeridge falls 5-3 while playing shorthanded, LO girls close in on league title

MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lakeridge's Paul and Cole Sanchez won their match in straight sets at No. 2 doubles during Monday's match with West Linn.The Lakeridge boys tennis team was shorthanded when it took on West Linn with first place on the line in the Three Rivers League.

The Pacers were missing two of their top players but still felt they could handle a surprising, young Lions squad.

Lakeridge received a forfeit from the Lions at No. 1 singles with Simon Homedes receiving the victory but the Pacers would have to default at No. 2 singles, evening the match.

The Lions and Pacers would split singles with Lakeridge’s Eric Svoboda winning at No. 4 7-5, 6-2.

in doubles, West Linn was on its game, picking up a straight sets win at No. 1. The No. 2 doubles team of Paul Sanchez and Cole Sanchez won a solid match 6-4, 6-2 but West Linn was able to grind out a pair of straight sets victories at Nos. 3 and 4 to seal the win.

Lakeridge still figures to be an extremely formidable team at districts where Homedes and Emmett Moore could make up a strong doubles contender.

The Lake Oswego girls tennis team also continues to roll, topping Lakeridge 6-0 last week with two matches going uncompleted.

Melisha Dogra, Bridget Myers, Elle Meyer all won in straight sets with the Pacers’ Libby Hornecker giving Meyer a battle at No. 3 singles.

Lake Oswego’s doubles team of Katie Day and Mina Vukotic, Crystal Liu and Jennifer Ruan and Katelyn Bradely and Ally Hock all won in straight sets as well.

The Lakers also earned an 8-0 win over St. Mary’s, dropping just one game in four matches on the doubles side.