North's Wilson, Hilmer-Wilson team advance
BEAVERTON ' North Medford singles player Tyler Wilson and the Black Tornado girls doubles team of McKenzie Hilmer and Lauren Wilson each triumphed in quarterfinal-round matches Friday at the Class 4A state tennis tournament at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
The fourth-seeded Wilson only lost one game in his first two victories Friday before outlasting Tyler Jackson of Lake Oswego, 7-5, 6-4, in the quarterfinals. Wilson lost in the quarterfinals in last year's tournament.
The Black Tornado senior faces top-seeded Stephen Robertson, a West Linn junior, in one of today's semifinals. A pair of juniors, Tommy Hicks of Grant and Ric Mortera of Jesuit, square off in the other semifinal.
North's eighth-seeded boys doubles team of senior Mateo Mengis and freshman Nick Millan lost in the quarterfinals to the top-seeded brother team of senior Rian and sophomore Austin Rifkin of West Linn, 6-0, 6-0.
Mengis and Millan prevailed in two three-set matches to reach the quarterfinals.
— The No. 1-seeded Hilmer and Wilson had little difficulty reaching today's semifinals. The North Medford pair defeated Melissa Bennett and Christine McSherry of Lakeridge, 6-1, 6-0, in the quarterfinals.
They took care of business today, North Medford girls coach Dale Jensen said. They were very consistent. They were returning serve and serving well. Their net game was really coming on more, especially in the last match.
Hilmer and Wilson play fourth-seeded Lindsay Wiechert and Leslie Miles of Churchill in the semifinals.
North Medford seniors Jennifer Pendergast and Heather Dumas lost a first-round doubles match but came back with a pair of victories to reach the consolation semifinals.
Ashland sophomore Kayla Moyse and Grants Pass senior Ruth Lopez, who both won opening-round singles matches on Thursday, were eliminated in Friday's second round.
Moyse lost to Momei Qu of Wilson, 6-0, 6-0, and Lopez was defeated by Suzanne Massie of Marshfield, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
CLASS 2A STATE MEET ' At Monmouth, the Cascade Christian boys qualified two individuals and one relay team for today's finals at Western Oregon University.
Neither the Challengers or St. Mary's scored any points on the first day.
Myrtle Point leads the boys team standings with 32 points, while Regis has the girls team lead with 21 points. The Glendale girls are in second with 16 points.
Cascade Christian senior Ben Kinney qualified for today's 400-meter finals with the fourth-best time (51.84).
Challengers junior hurdler Michael Clark qualified in the 110 hurdles with the fifth-best time (16.32) but failed to make the top eight in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
Cascade's boys 4x400 relay team ran a season-best 3:35.1 to make it into today's finals with the seventh-fastest time.
The Challengers' long relay team is made up of Clark, junior Ty Boice, sophomore Nate Lee and Kinney.
St. Mary's had a disappointing day.
Discus thrower John Wing scratched on all of his attempts and failed to get a mark. Also, three Crusader runners didn't advance ' Tim Kirkpatrick (100, 11.7) Mike Seus (800, 2:12.98) and Mike Delgado (3000, 10.26.4) ' into the finals. Additionally, sophomore Ryan Greene was disqualified in the 400.
The Crusader 4x100 relay team of Greene, Chris Sutton, Max Miller and Kirkpatrick, failed to reach the finals with a 14th-place finish (46.88).
For the girls, Liz Tribelhorn of St. Mary's placed 14th (2:37.45) in the 800 preliminaries. The Crusaders' 4x400 relay of Tribelhorn, Erin Chamberlain, Renee Huizinga and Kayla Eichamer, finished 13th (4:24.87).