Helix takes tennis victories from Pendleton JV, Mac-Hi

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MILTON-FREEWATER - Helix won a 6-4 tennis decision with Mac-Hi here Thursday.

"What appeared to be a horrible weather day for tennis ended being not so bad," Mac-Hi coach Michelle Snyder said. "It was a fun night of tennis."

In boys singles play, Helix's Dakota Brown won a 8-3 decision over Juan Diaz and, Tyler Bushman took the same victory from Tyler McElrath.

Mac-Hi's Taylor Brown then edged Helix's Benn Fordice, 9-8 (7-3), and Mark Rodriguez downed Greg Papineau, 9-7.

Tyler Bushman answered for the Grizzlies with a 6-4 match over David Camarena.

In boys doubles play, Pioneers Luis Alvarez and Arnie Alvarez defeated Bushman and Dakota Brown, 8-5, before Fordice and Papineau teamed up to down Mac-Hi's Lawrence Timmons and Jeffrey Vaughn.

On the girls side, Helix's Diedre Nitz edged Ana Hernandez, and then Pioneer Vivian Diaz shut out Jackee Hart, 8-0.

Helix also took on Pendleton's junior varsity in tennis play Wednesday in Helix, with the Buckaroo boys taking a 4-1 win and the girls playing to a 1-all tie. Results were as follows:

Helix vs. Pendleton JV

BOYS

SINGLES - Joe Ettinger, Pend, def Benn Fordice, Helix, 8-3; Sam Reeves, Pend, def Grant McMurray, Helix, 8-3.

DOUBLES - Marshall Bixler-Travis Bannister, Pend, def Tylor Bushman-Dakota Brown, Helix, 8-6; Carew-Haug, Pend, def Brown-Bushman, Helix, 8-1; McMurray-Fordice, Helix, def Thomas James-Chad Miltenberger, Pend, 8-3.

Team Scores - Pendleton JV 4, Helix 1.

GIRLS

SINGLES - Deidra Nitz, Helix, def Taylor Cooper, Pend, 8-2; Dallas Markle, Pend, def Jackee Hart, Helix, 8-0.

Team Scores - Helix 1, Pendleton JV 1.

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