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TIGER BOYS NOTCH THREE SINGLE, DOUBLES VICTORIES
UMATILLA The La Grande Tigers won all but one varsity tennis match Thursday against Umatilla.
The Tiger boys, led by Levi Morrisons 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) victory over Damian Wolfgram, won three singles matches and three doubles matches.
The No. 1 doubles team of Greg Schuft and Tyler Lester also won in the third set, beating Adrian Palomino and Brandon Ybarra, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).
Overall, I thought everybody played pretty well, La Grande coach Mike Schireman said. As a team we need to serve a little better. We missed a lot of first-serve opportunities.
The girls team was led by Haley Hines victory over Patty Mendoza, 6-1, 6-3.
La Grandes only loss came in the No. 1 doubles match, where the Tigers Stephanie Keith and Hillary Girrard lost to Jasmine Manning and Marlena White, 6-3, 6-3.
La Grande next plays Saturday at Vale, then returns home for two matches next week.
La Grande boys 6, Umatilla 0
Levi Morrison, LG, def. Damian Wolfgram, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).
John Woodfield, LG, def. Brian Eddy, 8-1.
Dan Thurber, LG, def. Bill Routson, 8-2.
Greg Schuft and Tyler Lester, LG, def. Adrian Palamino and Brandon Ybarra, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).
Seth Pennington and Matt Nightingale, LG, def. Jack Hess and Johnny Rico, 8-3.
Shawn Gregory and Dan Jones, LG, def. J.J. McCanch and Chris Hendon, 8-4.
La Grande girls 5, Umatilla 1
Haley Hines, LG, def. Patty Mendoza, 6-1, 6-3.
Beth Youngblood, LG, def. Ida Garza, 8-0.
Megan Sherer, LG, def. Chelsea Kirk, 8-2.
Jasmine Manning and Marlena White, U, def. Stephanie Keith and Hillary Girrard, 6-3, 6-3.
Shalece Hibbert and Karli Nebeker, LG, def. Kacey Vollinger and Amanda Estes, 8-0.
Caitlin Schoenfelder and Bethany Herman, LG, def. Rea Mistry and Amy White, 8-2.
From Observer staff reports