PHS boys, girls tennis teams defeat North Marion

The Philomath High School boys tennis team swept through North Marion, 8-0, on Friday afternoon but not without a pretty good battle at No. 1 singles.

Philomath sophomore Dawson Beckstead remained unbeaten for the season with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 victory. It was the only match of the day to go the full three sets. In fact, it was one of only four matches with North Marion’s competing with a small roster.

Philomath wraps up its first week of the season with a 3-0 record.

Andrew Leonard won at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0, and Teddy Benbow was the winner at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0. The Warriors won at No. 4 singles by default.

Dylan Bell and Nick Stucki had no problems at No. 1 doubles by defeating their opponent, 6-1, 6-0. The other three doubles matches all went to Philomath by default.

The girls, playing on the home court, went to 3-0 but had a more competitive match on their hands, pulling out a 5-3 win. The Warriors won three of four singles matches. Bailey Bell (6-0, 6-1), Sierra Johnson (6-1, 6-2) and Nadia Durski (6-0, 6-2) all won their matches.

Atira Fairbanks and Chloe Jurva continued to steamroll opponents with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Lily Schell and K Bacho were also unchallenged in a 6-2, 6-1 win.

Philomath’s three losses came at No. 2 singles, and No. 3 and No. 4 doubles. Two of those losses came on tiebreakers, which were played instead of a third set.

The Warriors will see the court again on Tuesday against Molalla — the boys at home and the girls on the road.


BOYS
Philomath 8, North Marion 0
Friday, April 16 at North Marion HS, Aurora
SINGLES
No. 1: Dawson Beckstead, PHS, def. opponent, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
No. 2: Andrew Leonard, PHS, def. opponent, 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Teddy Benbow, PHS, def. opponent, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Noah Aynes, PHS, won by default
DOUBLES
No. 1: Dylan Bell/Nick Stucki, PHS, def. opponent, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2: Judah Bacho/Mark Grimmer, PHS, won by default
No. 3: Gradin Fairbanks/Noah Curtis, PHS, won by default
No. 4: Tomas Harris/Jace Barrett, PHS, won by default

Note: North Marion’s player names not reported.

GIRLS
Philomath 5, North Marion 3
Friday, April 16 at Philomath HS
SINGLES
No. 1: Bailey Bell, PHS, def. opponent, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2: Opponent, NM, def. Noel Lundeen, 4-6, 6-3, 7-4*
No. 3: Sierra Johnson, PHS, def. opponent, 6-1, 6-2
No. 4: Nadia Durski, PHS, def. opponent, 6-0, 6-2
DOUBLES
No. 1: Atira Fairbanks/Chloe Jurva, PHS, def. opponent, 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Lily Schell/K Bacho, PHS, def. opponent, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Opponent, NM, def. Daniella Carlisle/Lorelei Schell, 2-6, 7-6, 7-4*
No. 4: Opponent, NM, def. Megan Reese/Elise Reese, 7-5, 6-1

* Instead of third set, match went to a tiebreaker
Note: North Marion’s player names not reported.

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