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Netters win 5-4, despite doubles trouble
By Rob Conner
by winning six singles and
sweeping all three doubles
contests but simply ran out of
Outstanding play from
Doubles play has been the
the top of the order proved to Achilles heel of the Cougar at­
be all Dave Buckley needed to tack all season, and it was ex­
slip his men’s tennis team by a tremely vulnerable Monday. A
stubborn Lewis and Clark club make-shift lineup did little to
combat the problem.
The victory, coupled by a
A knee injury to Mark
7-2 decision over Pacific Stevenson forced Buckley to
University earlier in the week, pair two of his doubles teams
lifted Clackamas’ record to with first-time combinations.
Kurt Clements moved up from
Led by freshman Leo third doubles to play with
Cougars Young at number one, and Bill
dominated singles play captur­ Clayson paired with Jose
ing all of the top five posi­ Naranjo at the third position.
tions. The Pioneers retaliated
Cougar duets dropped
Of The Print
Relay shatters mark
Hoping to qualify a few
members for the regional and
national meets, the women’s
track team hosted an array of
Oregon teams at the
Clackamas Invitational last
Prior to the meet, Coach
Marilyn Wynia confirmed that
the meet would not be man­
datory for her team. One event
Wynia hoped to qualify for
nationals was the two-mile
relay squad of Tami Flores,
Vicki Anderson, Petra
Johnson and Suzy Thompson.
The quartet had not com­
peted in the event all season
because Wynia said it is not a
popular race in collegiate track
even though it is a national
event. The team’s perfor­
mance was pleasing for their
first running.
Running against members
of the men’s track team, the
crew set a new school record
and qualified for the national
meet with a time of 9:30.6.
The Lady Cougs also got
a strong performance from
Sherry Yost in both the high
and long jump. Yost captured
both crowns with a 5-4 high
jump and a 16-10 long jump.
Along with being a part
of the record-breaking two-
mile relay, Anderson captured
a first in the intermediate
hurdles with a 1:05.7 running
for the host team.
In the javelin, the Cougs
were represented well as Deb­
bie Koffel threw the spear
149-6 for first, and teammate
Shari Hilton placed third with
a 143-8 toss.
The Lady Cougs will
compete in the regional meet
Friday and Saturday. The
College will host the event.
The meet starts at 1 p.m. Fri­
day and continues on Satur­
like flies all afternoon. The
closest a Clackamas team got
to a match victory was 4-6.
The effort did not particularly
please Buckley.
“We work a lot in prac­
tice on doubles. It’s just apply­
ing what we do in practice in
the matches, and they’re not
doing it right now,” he said.
The Cougar mentor also
feels it is a lack of aggressive
net play which has hurt his
team. “Most of our guys, ex­
cept for Leo, aren’t serve-and-
volley players, so they aren’t
comfortable at the net. They
keep the ball in play too much.
Instead of hitting the ball right
at the guy, they’ll hit it to the
side and have the guy return it
for a winner.”
On the other hand, the
singles play couldn’t have
pleased Buckley more. The
Cougars swept the top five
matches without the aid of
Stevenson at number two.
Young turned back Lewis
and Clark’s Frank Grote, the
defending NAIA conference
champ, in a tight three set
match 7-5, 2-6, 7-5. Buckley
feels the contest pitted the two
top college players in the state.
The match of the day was
probably Steve Gorman’s
upset, come-from-behind vic­
tory over Tim Matheson. Gor­
man dropped the first set 2-6
on the indoor surface at Lewis
and Clark but rallied to steal
the next two 7-6, 6-3.
“He (Matheson) has
beaten just about everybody
(at the number-two position).
He’s a good player, plus Gor­
man beat him on a fast sur­
face,” Buckley said.
Another positive note in
the middle of the lineup was
Tom Herkamp’s victory at
number three. The big Oregon
City High product showed no
signs of his recurring ankle in-
Steve Gorman
jury as he walked the dog 6-1,
Kurt Clements and Bill
Clayson each toppled their op­
ponents 6-4, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-7,
6-3 respectively.
Buckley is pleased with
where his team is at for the
stretch run. “The. more we’re
playing, the tougher we’re get­
ting. They are starting to win
the closer matches. When you
can go into the third set and
win, ‘‘that’s
difference,” he said.
This afternoon the
Cougars host the University of
Oregon for play which begins
at 3:00 p.m. Stevenson is
scheduled to play his number-
two singles which leaves
Buckley confident.
“It’s going to be close but
we should beat them. It’s go­
ing to be how we do at four,
five, and six and one of the
doubles,” he said.
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LONG JUMPING—Freshman Sherry Yost did double duty
Saturday. Yost won the long jump at 16-10 and took top honors
in the high jump with a 5-4 jump.
photQS by Jod MUler
Wednesday, May 2, 1984
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