Cougar Girls Tennis Opens With Loss to St. Mary’s

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The Canby Cougar girl’s tennis team started their season off their season with a home meet on Wednesday against St. Mary’s. Facing an experienced Blues squad, the Cougars fell in their first meet.

Both teams played eight matches, four individual and four doubles. St. Mary’s dominated the individual matches, winning all four. Canby varsity No. 1 Cheyanne Inskeep fell to Blues No. 1 Vy Lam in straight sets, 0-6, 0-6.

Meanwhile, Hadley Bierma and Avery Poe both lost their matches against St. Mary’s, 1-6, 0-6.

At the risk of sounding biased, Isa Arredondo (my sister) put together a good performance in the first set against Blues’ No. 3 Shauna Sundburg, losing the first set 3-6 before imitating her oldest brother and losing, falling in the second 1-6.

The doubles matches were evenly matched, with the Cougars splitting the four games. No. 2s Elsie Roldoph and Christina Young won their match, defeating the Blues 6-0, 6-1, earning the Cougars their first win.

Kathryn Frentress and Mallory Scott, the No. 4s for Canby, gave a spirited effort in their match, beating St. Mary’s in two close sets, 6-4 in the first and a tight 7-5 in the second. The teams of Natalie Austen and Jenna McKennie, as well as Belle Raeburn and Haven Tamimi, were both defeated in their matches.

With the 2-6 overall record for the players, Canby fell to 0-1 on the young season. They’ll have the week off for spring break before returning to action on Monday, March 28, for a match against Oregon City.

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