Lincoln keeps Jesuit from sweeping tennis

Cardinals win 6A girls title; Summit misses 5A sweep
Staff Report

Jesuit freshman Erin Larner rallied from behind to win the Class 6A girls singles title over Lincoln sophomore Ariana Fardanesh, but the Cardinals scored just enough team points to win the state title at the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires championship tournament.

Larner, the top seed and only player in any of the OSAA tournaments ranked in the top 100 in their age group nationally, lost just one set during the tournament, but it was the opening set of the final. She won the second set 6-0 and finished with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 win.

Lincoln sophomores Kadie Hueffner and Allie Hueffner advanced to the doubles final, where they lost to West Salem seniors Ashley Spencer and Grace Lin, 6-3, 6-2.

Larner beat Lincoln freshman Cam Kincaid 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, but Kincaid's win over Centennial sophomore Ify Aniefuna in the first round, a win that included two tie-break wins, helped the Cardinals score enough to win, 20-19.

Jesuit easily won the boys title, outscoring second-place Sprague 30-14 behind its two doubles teams reaching the final. Junior Nick Biggi and sophomore Connor Leahy beat senior Sam Stephenson and junior Nic Mulflur, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (1), in the final.

Top-seeded senior Stuart Tierney of Glencoe beat No. 6 Matt Pronesti, a junior from South Medford, 6-3, 6-1 in the singles final.

At Class 5A, Summit junior Paxton Deuel won the boys singles title, which sparked the Storm to the narrowest of wins over second-place finishers Corvallis and Wilson - 11.5-11.

Seniors Jake Newhall and Todd Johnson of Wilson, seeded second, beat Corvallis seniors Andy Boomer and Thor Dodson in the final, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, which kept the Spartans from the team title.

Wilsonville edged Wilson for the 5A girls title behind senior Abby Farrell's singles title. Farrell, seeded No. 1, beat Wilson freshman Maddie Samkutty 7-5, 6-0, in the final.

Summit freshmen Haley Younger and Lindsey Brodeck, seeded second, beat Mary Hawman, a senior, and Sarah Hawman, a sophomore, of Hermiston, 6-2, 6-2, in the doubles final. The Hermiston duo advanced to the final after being unseeded.

At Class 4A, La Salle of Milwaukie won the boys title, while Crook County won the girls title.

La Salle junior Luis Pineda beat Phoenix junior Wil Cochrane 6-3, 6-1, in the boys final, while the second-seeded doubles team from La Sall of junior Maximilian Hey and freshman Xander Hey, beat the unseeded doubles team from Valley Catholic: senior Adam Quandt and junior Connor Picken, 6-3, 6-4, in the final.

Oregon Episcopal sophomore Rachael Nedrow beat Catlin Gabel junior Kate Rubinstein, 6-4, 6-3, for the 4A girls singles title. Juniors Catie Brown and Kayla Morgan of Crook County won the doubles title 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 over senior Brooke Hawkins and junior Amy Delong of Vale.