The Philomath High School girls tennis team opened the 4A/3A/2A/1A District 2 Tournament on Monday at Madras by winning four of seven matches in the early rounds.

Singles players Adele Beckstead and Daniella Carlisle both defeated their opponents in straight sets. Beckstead, a freshman, defeated a Madras opponent, 6-0, 6-1, and Carlisle, a sophomore, was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over a Stayton opponent. Beckstead will next face Estacada’s Gracie Jossi and Carlisle goes up against Molalla’s Olivia Ehlerginer.

Bailey Bell, the No. 1 seeded sophomore, received a bye through the first and second rounds. Bell will play Olivia Thornson of Sisters in the third round.

Sophomore Megan Reese lost in a singles match against a Stayton opponent.

Philomath’s top doubles team of senior K Bacho and junior Phoebe Dodson rolled in their match, 6-0, 6-2, over a duo from Sisters. Bacho and Dodson, seeded fourth, will play an Estacada pair in the next round.

Sophomores Nadia Durski and Lorelei Schell advanced with a 6-4, 6-1 victory. Durski and Schell will face a team from Estacada in the next round.

The team’s other two doubles teams lost — sophomore Abigail Workman and junior Stella Neville to a team from Molalla and sophomore Elise Reese and freshman Heidi Bacho to a team from Cascade.

The tournament is scheduled to continue Thursday and conclude Friday — both action on those days at the Salem Tennis and Swim Center.


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