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Laker tennis scores big victories

The girls aren't tested while the boys edge West Linn in exhibition


MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lake Oswego's Mark Yazhari won his match at No. 2 singles against West Linn last week.Lake Oswego’s girls tennis team hasn’t shown any cracks in its armor to start the season. The Lakers have been nothing short of dominant in early matches, most recently taking down Sherwood and Newberg in 8-0 and 7-1 victories respectively.

Against the Bowmen last week, Lake Oswego was rarely threatened. The team lost just five total games in singles and even won its No. 5 singles match 8-0.

Melisha Dogra won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Elle Meyer won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.. Maia Lee also won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 and Julia Peterson wrapped up the sweep with a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

In doubles, it was more of the same for Lake Oswego. The No. 1 doubles team of Katie Day and Mina Vukovic won 6-2, 6-1 while Bridget Myers and Anna Lowy didn’t drop a game at No. 2.

Crystal Liu and Jennifer Ruan won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 and Katelyn Bradley and Ally Hock won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4.

Against the Tigers this week, Lake Oswego had similar success. Meyer played at No. 1 and won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 while Phoebe Walsh won convincingly at No. 3 as did Peterson at No. 4.

In doubles, Lake Oswego lost just six total games in four matches.

Day and Vukovic made quick work of their opponents, not dropping a game. Neither did Myers and Lowy at No. 2. Liu and Ruan also won in straight sets at No. 3 while Jackie Christenson and Iola Humphrey won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.

Meanwhile, the Lake Oswego boys had a tough battle with West Linn last week, splitting eight matches before winning the tiebreaker with a fifth doubles match.

Mark Yazhari won a tough three-set battle at No. 2 singles while Will Womack did the same at No. 4 after dropping the opening set.

In doubles, the No. 1 team of Cade Peebles and Jensen Dowdle won impressively 6-4, 6-3 and, at No. 4, Winston Moore and Sidharth Daga won after falling in the first set.