By NR Staff • 

Mac boys tennis finally beats Tualatin

The Grizzlies, without two starters who were sick, managed to defeat the Timberwolves 5-3 and got a match-clinching, two-set victory at No. 4 doubles by Austin Wiley and Daniel Post.

“This was the first time we defeated Tualatin in five or six seasons,” Gabrielsen said,” and to do so on their home court was even more special for our players and our coaching staff.”

Tualatin won three of the four singles matches, with the Grizzlies’ lone win coming at No. 3 singles with Cody Thomas winning 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, Adam Kiff and Will Worth won in two sets at No. 1. At No. 2, Brendon Walters and Nicky Domenichini won easily in two sets. Wyatt Waterbury and Isaac Balwit also won at No. 3 doubles in two sets.

The Grizzlies turned around Wednesday to defeat Tigard 6-2 and improve to 5-1 and 4-1 in conference matches. The Grizzlies won at the No. 1-3 spots in both singles and doubles. Mac had its match cancelled Thursday vs. Glencoe because of rain. It has been rescheduled for today.

Girls tennis

The McMinnville girls tennis team lost twice this week, losing Tuesday at home vs. Tualatin and in tiebreakers Wednesday vs. Tigard.

The Grizzlies were swept in two sets in all four singles matches and in three of the four doubles matches. Ellie Solem and Lauren Ulvang lost a tough three-set match 7-6, 6-7, 6-7 match at No. 3 doubles.

The Grizzlies responded with a good effort Wednesday on the road vs. Tigard but fell 4-4 (10-8). The tiebreaker when teams tie is sets won, and Tigard won two more sets than the Grizzlies. Caitlan Baker won in three sets at No. 1 singles. Molly Olsen and Sam Purdy won in three sets at No. 1 doubles. Amanda Sullivan and Julia Jacobucci won in two sets as well at No. 4 doubles. Solem and Ulvang won in two sets.

Mac had its match today vs. Glencoe rained out and it was rescheduled for today.

Girls golf

The McMinnville girls golf team finished third Tuesday out of eight teams at a Pacific Conference meet at Chehalem Glenn in Newberg.

Emily Cutler led the way, shooting a 108. Sophomore Katy Kuehn shot her best round, and Hazel Findely, Kaela Worden and Molli Hartzel were the other varsity participants.

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