By Christopher Halsey
Herald Sports Editor
HERMISTON For the second consecutive week the Hermiston Bulldog tennis teams were able to remain unbeaten for the 2001 season.
The Hermiston girls improved to 4-0 with wins over Southridge of Kennewick, Wash. and North Salem. The Bulldog boys posted a win over McNary of Salem and tied (4-4) with Southridge and Gresham. They are now 3-0-2 on the year.
The Bulldogs put forth a strong effort against visiting McNary Saturday with a 7-1 record to send their foes packing.
Junior Karin Carollo opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Carey Laury and classmate Jamie Cimmiyotti continued the strong Bulldog play with a 6-2, 6-3 win against Bri Anne Wills. Junior Jacque Hamm came from behind for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over Sophie Hong and sophomore Michelle Hickey completed the singles sweep with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Kym Pesola.
Hermiston used their doubles teams to recover from a four match win streak in singles play by Southridge to salvage a tie in Kennewick.
Bennett Christianson and fellow sophomore Caleb Adams teamed to pick up Hermistons first win with a 6-3, 6-2 effort against Mat Smith and Chris Kleist. Senior Casey Arstein teamed with freshman Mark Carollo for a 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 win over Brandon Williamson and Audorn Srisuwan. Seniors Tyler Bendixsen and Mike Goin got by Randy Spaur and Dan Temouri 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. The final doubles match successfully tied the contest when freshmen Calvin Meade and Derek Nagle won 6-0, 6-2 over Andrew Simon and Andrew Clement.
(For complete coverage, see the March 27 edition of The Hermiston Herald)