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Tennis teams wrap up season at state tourney

It was a strong end to the season for West Linn's boys and girls tennis teams. In the boys tournament, Russell Risenhoover received a decent draw in the singles bracket and scored an easy 6-0. 6-1 over a freshman opponent from Gresham to advance to the second round.

There, Risenhoover saw another Mt. Hood Conference opponent in Barlow senior Kyle Helm. Again, Risenhoover was solid, winning 6-3, 6-2.

In the quarterfinals, the West Linn sophomore squared off against No. 4 seed Avi Vemuri from Westview and fell in straight sets. Vimuri would go on to take third in state.

In doubles, West Linn's pairing of Mitch Tingey and Craig Wright won its opening match 6-1, 6-2 before falling to the Homedes brothers from Lakeridge, the Three Rivers League doubles champions, in straight sets.

At the season-ending awards ceremony for the Lions, Risenhoover won Most Valuable Player, Wright was Most Inspirational, Conner Houlette was Most Improved and Dakoda Archer won the sportsmanship award.

In the girls tournament, West Linn's Ella Riddle received a tough draw. Without enough matches against top opponents to earn a seed, Riddle won her opening match 6-0, 6-1 but then had to play the No. 2 seed in the tournament, Bess Waldram from Jesuit.

Waldram won in straight sets and would finish second in state.




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