The Philomath High School girls tennis team swept a pair of duals Thursday on the coast with a 6-2 victory over Marshfield and 7-1 win over North Bend.
In the team’s first matchup against the Pirates at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Oregon, Philomath won three of four in both the singles matches and doubles matches. The Warriors won No. 1 through No. 3 singles with Bailey Bell (6-0, 6-0), Adele Beckstead (6-0, 6-0) and Elise Reese (6-2, 6-1) all winning in straight sets. At No. 4 singles, Makayla Lillie pushed her opponent but lost a close one, 6-4, 1-6, 6-10.
In doubles, the teams of Stella Neville and Mia Cook (6-0, 6-0), Lorelei Schell and Lucie Oster (6-1, 6-1) and Lillian Hansen and Logan Cook (6-1, 6-0) all won easily. The biggest battle of the day occurred at No. 1 doubles where Marshfield’s Trinity Barker and Elizabeth Cantrill held off Philomath’s Phoebe Dodson and Daniella Carlisle, 2-6, 7-6, 11-9.
The Warriors then went up against North Bend and that school’s No. 1 singles player, Raegan Farm, handed Philomath’s Bell her first loss this season, 6-0, 6-2. Philomath won the only other singles match with Beckstead’s 6-1, 6-0 victory.
The Warriors swept the doubles matches with wins by Dodson and Carlisle (6-0, 6-3), Neville and Cook (6-2, 6-0), Schell and Oster (6-2, 6-0) and Olivia Cole and Lacey Bacho (6-0, 6-1).
Philomath takes a break until April 4 with a home match against Marist Catholic.