Undefeated, Ryan Andrews will face real foes Monday

In the last seven matches, Ryan Andrews has steamrolled through his competition.

At number-one singles, the Hood River Valley High School tennis standout, a freshman, remains undefeated throught the season and is expected to have a strong showing at the district tournament starting monday in Hermiston.

His real competition, says coach Jon Hiatt, he has yet to face; but he may at the tournament.

Hiatt says the league’s toughest player is Summit’s number-one varsity single, whom Andrews has yet to face.

“Ryan should be seeded third or fourth at districts,” Hiatt said. “If he has a good tournament, he’ll make it to state.”

The top four singles and the top four doubles from the tournament will advance to state.

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In the team’s most recent match this week against Hermiston, the boys lost 2-6, with Andrews and Scottie Ziegner picking up the only two wins.

At number-two singles Ziegner, also a freshman, has been having a solid season as well, with only one loss so far.

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