The Philomath High School boys and girls tennis teams advanced several singles players and doubles teams out of the early rounds of the 4A/3A/2A/1A District 2 tournament.
In action Thursday from Madras, the PHS boys advanced three singles players and three doubles teams to the tournament's second day. The girls played at Estacada and those results showed two singles and three doubles teams moving on.
Day 2 of the tournament will be Monday at Black Butte Ranch near Sisters. The tournament will then conclude Thursday also at Black Butte.
For the boys, singles players advancing included Colton Beckstead, James Erickson and Noah Aynes. Beckstead entered the tournament as the No. 1-seeded singles player.
Dylan Bell lost his first match but rebounded to win three straight to reach the consolation semifinals.
In doubles, the teams of Nick Stucki and Luke Haslam, Nathaniel Workman and Bryce Beeton, and Alec Stucki and Jeremy Alston all won to move on. Ben Gary and Trevor Foster lost in their two matches. Nick Stucki and Haslam are the No. 2-seeded team.
For the girls, top-seeded Selah Carlisle and Madison Francis both defeated their opponents to move deeper into the tournament. Maddie Melton went 1-2 in her matches and Emma Nelson won two of three.
The second-seeded doubles team of Lindsay Schell and Ella Skinkis along with Claire Skinkis and Amelia Skinkis, and Kena Bacho and Ashlynn Wulk, all advance to Day 2. The team of Chloe Jurva and Atira Fairbanks lost in their two matches.
4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2
Thursday at Madras
Colton Beckstead def. Either Garcia, North Marion
James Erickson def. Roman Sonnek, Woodburn
Dylan Bell lost to Gage Hurst, North Marion; def. Tony Ma Morfan, Molalla; def. Job Aquino, Woodburn; def. Carson Beguelin, Estacada
Noah Aynes: Def. Tate Durst, North Marion.
Nick Stucki/Luke Haslam def. Part/Herkshan, Madras
Nathaniel Workman/Bryce Beeton def. Norato/Ramos, Madras
Alec Stucki/Jeremy Alston def. Sanchez/Vasquez, Woodburn
Ben Gary/Trevor Foster lost to Cole/Jones, Mollala; lost to Gianella/Torian, North Marion
Thursday at Estacada
Selah Carlisle def. Esme Gomez, Madras
Maddie Melton lost to Zoe Chatteron, Corbett; def. Katherine Parodi, Madras; lost to Makayla Chu, North Marion
Madison Francis def. Kenna Coleman, Cascade
Emma Nelson def. Erica Desjardins, Madras; lost to Jennica Wiebenga, Cascade; def. Holly Wertz, Sisters
Lindsay Schell/Ella Skinkis def. Sana/Collins, Cascade
Claire Skinkis/Amelia Skinkis def. Bedolla/Garibay, North Marion
Chloe Jurva/Atira Fairbanks lost to Brinkman/Donaldson, Molalla; lost to Olivera/Nambo, Madras
Kena Bacho/Ashlynn Wulk def. Asson/Winter, Sisters