Mac-Hi opens tennis season in winning ways

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MILTON-FREEWATER - Mac-Hi opened its tennis season here Monday in ideal early spring conditions by dominating Stanfield in both boys and girls competition.

The Pioneer boys won six of eight matches, singles and doubles combined, while the Mac-Hi girls prevailed 5-0 in a match that featured two singles affairs and three doubles tests.

Omar Gomes won first singles for Mac-Hi's boys team with an 8-1 victory over Daniel Mejia of the Tigers. Ricky Angel and Anthony Martinez teamed up in doubles to defeat Eddie Rojas and Tyler Botts 8-3 in first doubles.

In girls play, Ana Bueno-Salazar won first singles, 8-4, over Maritza Ibarra of Stanfield. Kirysa Koch and Rachel Smith were winners in first doubles with an 8-0 sweep of Stanfield's Judith Santiago and Genesis Chavez.

The Pioneers play Friday and Saturday in tournament play at Grant Union High in John Day, Ore.

BOYS

SINGLES - Omar Gomes, Mac, def Daniel Mejia, Stanf, 8-1; Cresencio Beltran, Mac, def Michael Gehrke, Stanf, 8-1; John Bird, Mac, def David Nichok, Stanf, 8-2; Tyler Botts, Stanf, def Taylor Brown, Mac, 8-4; Juan Diaz, Mac, def David Julio, Stanf, 8-3; David Nichok, Stanf, def Tyler McElrath, Mac, 6-4.

DOUBLES - Ricky Angel-Anthony Martinez, Mac, def Eddie Rojas-Tyler Botts, Stanf, 8-3; Luis Alvarez-Arnie Alvarez, Mac, def Jason Whelar-David Julio, Stanf, 8-1.

Team Scores - Mac-Hi 6, Stanfield 2

GIRLS

SINGLES - Ana Bueno-Salazar, Mac, def Maritza Ibarra, Stanf, 8-4; Kiya Locati, Mac, def Brisi Ibarra, Stanf, 8-2.

DOUBLES - Kirysa Koch-Rachel Smith, Mac, def Judith Santiago-Genesis Chavez, Stanf, 8-0; Maria Rincon-Vanesa Cuellar, Mac, def Yazell Chavez-Mariela Carillo, Stanf, 8-4; Glenda Lamas-Estefani Lamas, Mac, def Gladis Torres-Idith Ibarra, Stanf, 8-3.

Team Scores - Mac-Hi 5, Stanfield 0.

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