Saturday, May 5, 2012
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.
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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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge