The Philomath High School boys tennis team pulled out a 5-3 road win at Cascade Thursday behind a strong showing in the singles matches.
Coach Gary Quandt said it was the first time in six years that the Warriors had defeated the Cougars in a dual match.
Defending state champion Zach Moore of Cascade defeated Philomath’s Dawson Beckstead at No. 1 singles but the Warriors won the other three matches. Andrew Leonard took a three-set win over Carson Swift, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Jackson Rice was a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 winner in a close No. 3 singles match. And Owen Thomas overwhelmed Matthew Hinkle, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
In doubles, Teddy Benbow and Sawyer Ainsworth posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over their opponents in the No. 1 spot. The team’s other doubles win came at No. 4 with Ethan Aynes and Johnny Pickett, who took a victory of 6-4, 4-6, 10-2.
Philomath (7-2-1 overall, 2-0 league) is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Friday against Molalla on its home courts.