Steady improvement throughout the season led to a bump in status for Hermiston doubles team Reed Middleton and Breena Wadekamper on Monday, and the girls responded with a big win at No. 1 doubles to help the Bulldogs earn a 4-4 (68-60) team victory over Hood River Valley when their Columbia River Conference match went to games won to break the tie.
It was their first match at No. 1, and they won 6-3, 6-3 over the Flores/Flores duo of the Eagles.
Hermiston coach Jason Sivey said he was impressed with the result, and also was happy with the play of his No. 1 singles player as Mackenzie Hill earned a 6-1, 6-1 win in her match.
Hermiston also won in straight sets at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.
Hermiston hosts Pendleton on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
M. Hill (HM) def. M. Garrido 6-1, 6-1
H. Davies (HR) def. A. Stewart 6-1, 6-1
B. Badillo (HR) def. B. Meacham 7-6, 6-2
C. Oswald (HR) def. K. Bradshaw 6-1, 6-0
R. Middleton/B. Wadekamper (HM) def. Flores/Flores 6-3, 6-3
J. Ternes/K. Millard (HM) def. Doslen/Zeigner 6-0, 6-0
P. Sanchez/K. Hamilton (HM) def. Green/Hardnyi 6-0, 6-4
Ziadd/Evans (HR) def. A. Perkins/E. Snyder 6-4, 7-5