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Cowgirls defeat Outlaws
Despite three forfeits, Crook County takes 5-3 win over Sisters
Harli Bowers returns a ball in her match Thursday. Bowers took a 6-1, 6-1 win helping the Cowgirls to a 5-3 win over the Sisters Outlaws.
March 18, 2013
Despite not being able to field a complete team, the Crook County Cowgirls were able to take a 5-3 victory over the Sisters Outlaws in Thursday-afternoon tennis action.
The Cowgirls won all five contested matches in their dual with the Outlaws before forfeiting the final three doubles contests.
“We have a pretty decent team considering that we don’t have the depth of a full team,” said Crook County head coach Lloyd Rodgers.
Elsa Harris set the tone of the match for the Cowgirls, defeating Hannah Stuwe 6-0, 6-0 in their No. 1 singles match.
“Harris is one of the top singles players in the state,” Rodgers said. “When they get that good, it’s just hard for anybody to beat them, but she’s going to be tested against Summit and Bend later this year.”
The Cowgirls’ lone doubles team of Ali Apperson and Annie Fraser also had a strong performance, knocking off Savannah Spear and Haley Carlson 6-1, 6-1.
Meanwhile, the three remaining Cowgirl singles players also easily won their matches. Harli Bowers took a 6-1, 6-1 win in her No. 2 singles match. Then Tiffany Puckett earned a hard-fought 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 win at No. 3 singles before Jackie Nelson took the final match of the evening 6-2, 6-1.
“I’m just proud of the way everyone played hard,” Rodgers said. “They did good.”
The Cowgirls are on the road today when they travel to Madras for a 4 p.m. dual against the White Buffaloes.
Thursday, March 14
Crook County 5, Sisters 3
At Crook County
Singles — Harris, CC, d. Stuwe, S. 6-0, 6-0; Bowers, CC, d. Thompson, S, 6-1, 6-1; Puckett, CC, d. Peasly, S, 5-7, 6-4, 11-9; Nelson, CC, d. Todd, S, 6-2, 6-1. Doubles — Apperson/Fraser, CC, d. Spear/Carlson, S, 6-1, 6-1; Sisters wins by forfeit; Sisters wins remaining three matches by forfeit.