Dry weather allows first Dallas tennis match

Eric Kessler goes to bat against Eagle Point during their game on March 15 at Crescent Valley’s baseball field.

Photo by Jennifer Biberston
Eric Kessler goes to bat against Eagle Point during their game on March 15 at Crescent Valley’s baseball field.

Boys Tennis: Due to rainy weather, the Dallas Tennis team finally saw a chance to play on Friday, March 16, against Woodburn, with a sweep for their first match, 6-3.

For singles, the Dragons saw only one win, with Sergio Saez defeating Johnathon Swanson of Woodburn, with 6-2, 4-6, and 6-4.

For doubles, the Dragons took the lead, with Ryan Bibler and Jacob Gillette defeating their opponents for the first match, 6-0, 6-2; Hyrum Johnson and Eli Koons won their sets, 6-0, 6-4 against Job Aquino and Juan Alfaro. Next, Caleb Jones and Will Borja won 6-2, 6-0 against Vlan Grioina and Aaron Juarez. Jackson Bouchard and Dillion Stuhr came in and defeated Alex Martinez and Armmion Garcia, 6-2, 6-3. For the last set of the night, Bryce Jordan and Haydn Milliard defeated Kenny Sanchez and Angel Ramirez with 6-3, 7-5.

Girls Tennis: Also having to endure a week of rainy conditions, the Dragons finally saw some playtime on Friday for their first full match against Woodburn, where they came in with a win, 9-0.

For the singles, the Dragons defeated Woodburn in each one: Addie Gillette came out with 6-0,6-0 against Gabriela Cazares. Peyton Fast rallied against Parrela Corral with 6-0, 6-2. Karlie Dalke won against Tiavi Yin with 6-0, 6-0, and Sarah Boer came out with 6-1, 7-6 against Magaly Ramirez.

The girls dominated again in the doubles. Lynn Gumpinger and Amanda Schafer took 6-1, 6-0 against Patricia Ramirez and Aurora Villa Juan. Makayli Laizure and Kloe Totten went up against Elizabeth Chavez and Ana Varillas, 6-2, 6-3. Bekah Rocak and Maddie Kennedy defeated Yesenia Lopez and Janeth Jimenez, scoring 6-0, 6-1. Kinzi Boer and Megan Johnson took on Amy Gutierez and Nancy Padilla, 8-6, 6-0. Jasmine Conteras and Leanne Sleeper rallied against Elizabeth Lopez-Ramirez and Marina Thomer, 6-0, 6-0.

It was a very strong performance from the Lady Dragons, coach Jordan Sollman said, in our first complete match.

Softball: Friday, the Dragons traveled to Hillsboro, where they went up against Liberty High School in a non-league game, where they won, 20-2. Senior Jordan Dipple went two for two, with two walks and three runs scored.

Freshman Madelyn Doig was three for five with a home run.

Junior Kaelynn Simmons was three for five with two home runs and with the win in the circle.

Senior Lauren Wallace was one for two with a walk and a home run. “we were down after the first inning,” head coach Brandi Jackson said, “it’s nice to see the girls make adjustments and come back.”

Tuesday the Dragons travel to Lebanon after press time.

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