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Cowboys blanked by Buffs
CCHS falls 8-0 to Madras for second-consecutive shut out
Jack Stubblefield plays a volley at the net during the Cowboys dual with Madras. Stubblefield and partner Brick Woodward lost their No. 1 doubles match 6-2, 6-1 as Madras won the dual 8-0.
March 21, 2013
For the second-consecutive match, the Crook County High School boys tennis team has been shut out.
Tuesday afternoon, the Madras White Buffaloes accomplished the feat, taking an 8-0 victory over the Cowboys.
Still, tennis coach Michael Boyd was pleased with the progress that he’s seen his team making.
“It was another great learning chance for us,” he said. “The boys did better than the week before. We are settling in on our lineup and we are continuing to improve.”
Although most of the matches appeared to be easy wins for Madras, that was far from the case.
“We are much closer than the scores indicate because almost without exception the games went to deuce,” Boyd said. “We are playing what is called no add tennis, and ended up dropping most of those games.”
In no add tennis instead of having to win by two, like most tennis matches, once the match is tied at 40-40 the next point wins.
The White Buffaloes started things rolling when Alex Penaloza took a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Oliver Peterson in their No. 1 singles match. Jordan Genelag continued their winning ways with a 6-2, 6-3 win defeat of Ory Foltz at No. 2 doubles. When Ricky Salgado took the No. 3 singles match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Geoff Gerdes, the White Buffaloes were rolling.
Hayden Boyd had the best chance to win of all the Cowboys. After dropping the first set of his No. 4 singles match 6-2, he came roaring back to win the second set 4-6. However, the match was called due to rain, giving Joseph Calica of Madras the win because he won 10 games in the two sets compared to just eight for Boyd.
Madras continued to win in doubles action as Caleb Freshour and Fliceo Garcia whipped Jack Stubblefield and Brick Woodward 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles action. In the No. 2 doubles match, Jesus Vazques and Kody Turner edged Crook County’s Josue Ojeda and Garrett Harper 6-4, 7-5.
The Cowboys then forfeited the final two doubles matches, giving the White Buffaloes the sweep.
The Cowboys do not play again until Tuesday, April 2 when they travel to Bend to take on the Mountain View Cougars in a 4 p.m. dual.
Madras 8, Crook County 0
at Crook County
Singles — Penaloza, M, def. Peterson, CC, 6-2, 6-1; Genelag, M, def. Foltz, CC, 6-1, 6-2; Salgado, M, def. Gerdes, CC, 6-2, 6-3; Calica, M, def. Boyd, CC, 6-2, 4-6 (10-8 on games). Doubles — Freshour/Garcia, M, def. Stubblefield/Woodward, CC, 6-2, 6-1; Miller/Vazquez, M, def. Harper/Ojeda, CC, 6-4, 7-5; Madras wins two by forfeit.