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St. Helens girls' tennis mixes it up to beat La Salle

    -    It was a great afternoon for girls' singles against visiting La Salle Prep on Friday, April 8.

The Lions girls beat the Falcons 6-3 while the boys fell 8-0.

"With a revised [girls'] lineup, we moved our No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams to No. 1 and No. 4 singles," St. Helens coach Dave Geiger said. "No. 1 Hannah Spears, No. 2 Kathleen Chiddick and No. 3 Sierra Gadbois posted dominant straight-set wins while No. 4 Heather Chambers battled to gain a tough three-set victory."

Spears beat Roselyn Adkisson 6-2, 6-3.

Chiddick edged Lauren Lamey 6-4, 6-1.

Gadbois defeated Rosie Dremou 6-4, 6-1.

Chambers finished Grace Gosse 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

"The risk and the challenge was to see if our doubles teams could pick up at least one or two wins depending on how well we faired in singles action, and I am so proud of how they answered the call," Geiger said.

In doubles, Caitlin Lee and Teresa Olarte of La Salle beat Hunter Blazek and Cambria Cross 6-3, 0-6.

The Falcons' Hannah Price and Lexi Garbone beat Kaila Thompson and Quin Coddington 6-4, 6-1.

CJ Wyland and Abby Russell beat La Salle's Olivia Kiesz and Jamie Loeff 7-6, 6-3.

Olea Opdahl and Ivy Gaelrun led the Falcons' Scaja Stark and Sabrina Sondberg 4-1 before the La Salle pair retired to injury.

The Falcons' Emma Ly and Jasmin Gomez beat Tessa Holz and Hannah Gustafson 6-1, 6-1.

"Impressive newcomer Abby Russell teamed with CJ Wyland at No. 3 doubles to defeat La Salle's Kies/Loeff in straight sets," Geiger said. "This was the best team performance for the Lady Lions to date, and I'm hoping we can keep the momentum going."

In boys' singles, the Falcons' Trey Dettmer beat Luca Sabbatini 6-1, 6-2.

Leland Wong finished Jose Silva 6-0, 6-2.

Chris Elklal downed Conner Nett 6-1, 6-0.

Stephen Leeb sank Trevor Johnson 6-0, 6-1.

"We were completely overmatched in singles play, but each player gave great effort and made their opponents win the points," Geiger said. "That is all a coach can ask for."

In doubles, La Salle's Nico Hey and Thomas Foy beat Jarrett Boynton and Miles Boynton 6-0, 6-2.

"Although the final score appears lopsided, the No. 1 Boynton twins quickly rebounded from being overmatched in the first set to starting the second set with a quick break and a hold of serve," Geiger said. "Ney and Foy picked up their game in the second set to close out the match. I was very proud of how the Boyntons battled in the second set and kept the game scores very close. Ney and Foy were able to win the deciding points in the second set and keep the match from heading to a third set."

Sean Herrson and Jordan Krueger beat Jacob Olson and Tony Zhen 6-3, 6-3.

"Olson and Zhen continue to play competitive tennis, and I'm looking for them to gain a good win to boost their confidence so they believe they can win every time they step on the court," Geiger said.

Sam Stone and Lucas Michaels beat Cole Martinson and Jared Bradford 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-2.

"The sophomore duo of Martinson and Bradford continues to improve," Geiger said. "After dropping the first set in a tie breaker to Stone and Michaels, they fought to win the second set only to come up short in the third set. Martinson and Bradford suffered their first loss of the young season and are 2-1."

Jack Arp and Andy Nguyen beat Raphael Paula and Bishop Martin 6-3, 6-1.

The Lions were scheduled to play Milwaukie on Tuesday, the results of which were unavailable at press time.

The boys are set to host Hillsboro at 4 p.m. on Friday while the girls play at Hillsboro High at the time time.

St. Helens girls 6,

La Salle 3

Singles

Hannah Spears, SH, def. Roselyn Adkisson, 6-2, 6-3

Kathleen Chiddick, SH, def. Lauren Lamey, 6-4, 6-1

Sierra Gadbois, SH, def. Rosie Dremou, 6-4, 6-1

Heather Chambers, SH, def. Grace Gosse, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Doubles

Caitlin Lee/Teresa Olarte, LS, def. Hunter Blazek/Cambria Cross, 6-3, 0-6

Hannah Price/Lexi Garbone, LS, def. Kaila Thompson/Quin Coddington, 6-4, 6-1

CJ Wyland/Abby Russell, SH, def. Olivia Kies/Jamie Loeff, 7-6, 6-3

Olea Opdahl/Ivy Gaelrun, SH, def. Scaja Stark/Sabrina Sondberg, 4-1 (retired, injury)

Emma Ly/Jasmin Gomez, LS, def. Tessa Holz/Hannah Gustafson, 6-1, 6-1

La Salle boys 8,

St Helens 0

Singles

Trey Dettmer, LS, def. Luca Sabbatini, 6-1, 6-2

Leland Wong, LS, def. Jose Silva, 6-0, 6-2

Chris Elklal, LS, def. Conner Nett, 6-1, 6-0

Stephen Leeb, LS, def. Trevor Johnson, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

Nico Hey/Thomas Foy, LS, def. Jarrett Boynton/Miles Boynton, 6-0, 6-2

Sean Herrson/Jordan Krueger, LS, def. Jacob Olson/Tony Zhen, 6-3, 6-3

Sam Stone/Lucas Michaels, LS, def. Cole Martinson/Jared Bradford, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-2

Jack Arp/Andy Nguyen, LS, def. Raphael Paula/Bishop Martin, 6-3, 6-1