Cascade Christian's Scott Morse and the North Medford doubles team of David Longmire and Tanner Borg entered the state tennis tournament as favorites to win it all.

Cascade Christian's Scott Morse and the North Medford doubles team of David Longmire and Tanner Borg entered the state tennis tournament as favorites to win it all.

And both managed to live up to their top seeds.

Morse, a sophomore, successfully defended his state singles crown by defeating Brandon Wei of Oregon Episcopal School 6-4, 6-4 in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A boys finals at Eugene Swim and Tennis Club.

Longmire, a junior, and Borg, a sophomore, raced to a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over West Linn's Christopher Erbin and Miles Rifkin in the Class 6A boys doubles championship match at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. The title is the first for the Black Tornado duo, who were eliminated in last year's state quarterfinals.

St. Mary's sophomore Casey Schein also made it to the 4A/3A/2A/1A finals before falling to three-time defending champion Kelcy McKenna of North Bend, 6-2, 6-0, in the girls singles championship.

Both the Challengers and Black Tornado also took runner-up in the team standings.

North Medford totaled 16 points to take second behind Sprague, which tallied 20.

Cascade Christian, with eight points coming from Morse, finished second behind Oregon Episcopal, which finished with 23 points.

Morse blitzed through the state competition without losing a set.

"It's actually a lot more satisfying this year because it seems like there was more pressure to win it," said Morse. "Last year I felt I could win it but no one else thought I would. This year I had a lot tougher draw and everybody thought I should win."

Morse got a late start on the season because of an ankle injury suffered during Cascade Christian's run to the Class 2A state basketball championship.

"That just shows how big of a competitor he is," said Challengers' coach and Scott Morse's father Brian Morse. "He really was rusty coming up to the state tournament and we were concerned on how he'd do going against guys that have been playing all year. But he came out and played awesome."

Scott Morse said he was concerned about Wei's ability to hit a hot streak during the championship contest.

"I was kind of worried about his serve and volley," Scott Morse said. "He's kind of a streaky, flashy player. When he gets hot he can do a lot of things. When he's not hot, he's kind of out of it mentally."

But the younger Morse managed to crank up his serve and forehand stroke during the finals to overwhelm his opponent.

Borg and Longmire caught fire early on in the season and didn't let up.

On Saturday, the two made quick work of their opponents behind aggressive net play.

"They played with a lot of composure and maturity," said North Medford coach Hal Borg. "They really came in confidently. We had a great workout session about an hour before the match and they were really focused and confident when they went out there."

The Tornado pair was able to implement an aggressive game plan to cruise to a 4-0 record en route to the 6A title.

"The plan was to get to the net fast and volley at sharp angles so the other team has no chance," said coach Borg.

And it paid off big in the finals.

Tanner Borg's serve came into form during the second set to help set a pace the West Linn crew couldn't match.

The younger Borg recorded an ace with the score knotted at 2-all and added a service winner to cap the game for a 3-2 lead. He and Longmire didn't look back from there.

"These boys are real focused," said Hal Borg. "They're already excited about next season. They are saying they are definitely going to give it a run next season."

The fourth-seeded Schein, who lost to McKenna in the District 2 championship match, also defeated No. 2 seed Stephanie Babij of Ontario, 6-4, 6-2, in a semifinal match earlier Saturday.

"She showed a lot of determination in the semis," said Crusaders coach Rick Jackson. "She probably had her B-minus game, but Casey showed a lot of resolve to win that match."

McKenna hadn't lost a game in three years until the districts against Schein.

And Schein, a state champion last year in doubles with playing partner Lacey Hall, managed to take two games Saturday.

Yet McKenna, who is heading to Arizona State University to play tennis, was just too much for Schein.

"Most of the time Kelcy would come up with an unbelievable shot to save a point," said Jackson of the title match. "I mean, the match was closer than the score indicates.

"But once you get down to her, Kelcy is pretty methodical and relentless. She gets you down and stomps on you."

North Medford junior Michael Tribble lost in the consolation singles finals to Sean Eberle of Lakeridge, 6-0, 6-7 (6), 6-2.

In 6A girls singles, South Medford freshman Marina Todd dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Danika Tonning of West Linn in the consolation finals match.

Class 6A

BOYS TEAM SCORES — Sprague 20, North Medford 16, Clackamas 10, South Eugene 10, Lake Oswego 8, West Linn 8, Aloha 7, Jesuit 7, Lincoln 6, Sheldon 6, Westview 6, Lakeridge 5, Centennial 4, Central Catholic 4, David Douglas 4, Sunset 4, South Salem 3, Beaverton 2, Grant 2, Newberg 2, West Salem 2, Barlow 1, Tigard 1.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES — Jesuit 43, Lake Oswego 14, Lincoln 12, Tualatin 12, West Linn 9, Grant 7, Sprague 7, Centennial 6, Beaverton 4, North Medford 4, South Eugene 4, Central Catholic 3, Sheldon 2, South Medford 2, St. Mary's Academy 2, Sunset 2, West Salem 2, Canby 1.

Class 5A

BOYS TEAM SCORES — Churchill 13.5, West Albany 12, Summit 8.5, Cleveland 8, Century 6.5, Corvallis 5, Bend 4, Dallas 4, Hermiston 3, Ashland 2, Mountain View 2, Sherwood 1, Crescent Valley .5.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES — Hermiston 13, Crescent Valley 10, Churchill 8, Summit 8, Liberty 5, Sherwood 4.5, South Albany 4, Wilsonville 4, Ashland 2, Crook County 2, Marshfield 2, Mountain View 2, The Dalles Wahtonka 2, Bend 1, Corvallis 1, Glencoe .5, Madison .5, Willamette .5.

Class 4A/3A/2A/1A

BOYS TEAM SCORES — Oregon Episcopal 23, Cascade Christian 8, Marist 6, Sisters 5, Central 4, Stanfield 4, La Salle 3, Baker 2.5, Vale 2.5, Catlin Gabel 2, Hidden Valley 2, Ione 2, North Bend 2, Valley Catholic 2, Stayton 1, McLoughlin .5, Umatilla .5.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES — Vale 9, Ontario 8.5, North Bend 8, Oregon Episcopal 8, Catlin Gabel 6, Central 6, St. Mary's 6, Junction City 4, Taft 4, Cascade 2, La Grande 2, La Salle 2, Marist 2, North Marion 1, McLoughlin .5, Umatilla .5, Westside Christian .5.