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Pacer boys tennis goes undefeated

Lakeridge tops LO and Tualatin to win league title


The Lakeridge boys tennis team put the finishing touches on a perfect run through the Three Rivers League this year, knocking off Lake Oswego 7-1 and Tualatin 5-3.

Both squads will now try to advance as many players as possible through to state at this week's district tournament.

Against the Lakers, Lakeridge swept in singles with Simon Homedes, Emmett Moore, Paul Dawson and Dylan Nelson all winning in straight sets.

Lakeridge was strong on the upper part of the doubles bracket as well as the teams of Bruno Homedes and Russell Risenhoover, Matt Stephens and Patrick Kanapeaux and Carson Donnelly and Justin Jones dropped just a total of seven games in three matches.

Lake Oswego was able to score a victory at No. 4 doubles however as the team of Mark Yazhari and Eric Klien won 6-3, 6-1.

Against Tualatin, a team who has only lost to Lakeridge in league this year, the Pacers won the match with the top of its roster again.

Simon Homedes and Emmett Moore each scored easy victories at No. 1 and 2 singles while Tualatin won the No. 3 and 4 singles matches.

In doubles, Bruno Homedes and Risenhoover were tested but the Pacer duo emerged with a solid 7-5, 7-6 win.

Stephens and Kanapeaux cruised at No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-1 while the best match of the day came at No. 3. Donnelly and Jones dropped the first set 3-6 but were able to rally impressively, winning the next two 6-1, 6-1.

The Pacer boys hope to send a large contingent to state where they will try for one of their best finishes in years.

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