Teddy Benbow
Teddy Benbow vs. Woodburn (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School boys tennis team won three of four doubles matches and split in singles to defeat Cascade on the road Friday afternoon, 5-3.

Dylan Bell and Nick Stucki remained unbeaten this season with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Cascade’s Jacob Farr and Colton Lee. Judah Bacho and Mark Grimmer at No. 2 doubles and Gradin Fairbanks and Ian Alba at No. 4 doubles also posted straight-set wins.

In singles, Teddy Benbow pulled out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Carson Swift in the No. 3 slot. Tomas Harris was a winner at No. 4 singles over Jacob Hage, 6-3, 6-4.

Cascade won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches. Philomath’s Dawson Beckstead dropped his match against Cougars ace Zach Moore. Andrew Leonard went three sets against Austin Thatcher but lost, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The boys’ schedule is not showing any other regular-season matches. The district tournament appears to be next for the team.

Sierra Johnson (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)


The PHS girls won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles but dropped the match as a team to Cascade, 5-3. The competition took place Friday on the PHS courts.

Bailey Bell saw her first competitive match of the season and lost her first set against Cascade’s Ariel Tobiasson. But Bell regrouped to take the next two sets for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory. Bell remains undefeated in the No. 1 spot.

Sierra Johnson won at No. 3 singles for the Warriors with a 6-1, 7-5 win over her opponent.

In doubles, Atira Fairbanks and Chloe Jurva defeated their Cascade opponents, 6-3, 6-2. But Cascade won the other three doubles matches to end up with the team win.

Philomath is scheduled to play a rescheduled match at home against Corbett on Tuesday.

Philomath 5, Cascade 3
Friday, April 30, at Cascade HS, Turner
No. 1: Zach Moore, CHS, def. Dawson Beckstead, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2: Austin Thatcher, CHS, def. Andrew Leonard, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Teddy Benbow, PHS, def. Carson Swift, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 4: Tomas Harris, PHS, def. Jacob Hage, 6-3, 6-4
No. 1: Dylan Bell/Nick Stucki, PHS, def. Jacob Farr/Colton Lee, 6-1 ,6-3
No. 2: Judah Bacho/Mark Grimmer, PHS, def. Jaxon Haverland/Blake Perlicheck, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3: David Kanoff/Issac Schnepp, CHS, def. Jace Barrett/Noah Curtis, 6-4, 6-1
No. 4: Gradin Fairbanks/Ian Alba, PHS, def. Reavyn Robb/Maddux Richards, 6-2, 6-2
Cascade 5, Philomath 3
Friday, April 30, at Philomath HS
No. 1: Bailey Bell, PHS, def. Ariel Tobiasson, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
No. 2: Allya Sierra, CHS, def. Noel Lundeen, 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Sierra Johnson, PHS, def. Melody West, 6-1, 7-5
No. 4: Kyra Arneson, CHS, won by default
No. 1: Atira Fairbanks/Chloe Jurva, PHS, def. Natalee Federico/Marilyn Suelzle, 6-3, 6-2
No. 2: Kenna Coleman/Lynnea Ward, CHS, def. K Bacho/Lily Schell, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3: Marie Tarrab/Alicia Sola, CHS, def. Lorelei Schell/Daniella Carlisle, 6-4, 7-6
No. 4: Kahryn Delamarter/Victoria Hall, CHS, def. Megan Reese/Elise Reese, 6-0, 6-0