Tuesday, April 15, 2003
HOOD RIVER — Summit and Mountain View traveled to Hood River on Friday, hoping to steal away a couple road wins from the young HRV boys tennis team.
And, while there were a number of close matches, both Intermountain Conference foes made good on their goals, defeating the Eagles 6-2 and 5-1, respectively.
Sophomore No. 1 singles player Alec Asbridge won his first match of the day over Summit’s Max Liberty. After losing the first set 2-6, Asbridge came back to win the last two sets, 7-5 and 7-6.
Junior No. 2 Sean Ritter lost his first match of the day by a 6-3, 6-4 count, but helped HRV avoid an afternoon sweep at the hands of Mountain View, beating Danny Campagna 6-4, 6-0.
Freshman Matt Byrne played No. 3 singles and won his first match over Summit’s Casey Mason by a score of 7-5, 6-4. His second match was rained out, along with junior No. 4 Alex Lozano, who lost 6-2, 6-4 against his Summit opponent.
HRV was without a few of its top players, such as top doubles players Joseph Broschart and Erin Herman, which forced coach Shayla Moline to juggle the lineup.
Pepe Contreras jumped up to No. 1 doubles and played with junior Cam Emerson, who normally plays with Broschart or Herman.
Jimmy Oates and Florensio Cobarrubias played No. 2 doubles, while Sean Tamura and Joe Yang teamed up on the No. 3 team. Cliff Cook, Jeff Fenwick and Alonzo Trejo shared time playing No. 4 doubles.
Next up for the Eagles is an April 19 tournament at Century High School. Their next IMC matches are April 25-26 in the Bend area.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge