BEAVERTON — The Roseburg doubles team of Adrienne Powell and Jayda Pieske, and Samantha Eichman and Mackenzie Eichman in singles advanced to the championship quarterfinals with second-round wins on Thursday in the OSAA Class 6A girls tennis tournament at Babette Horenstein Tennis Center.
The fifth-seeded Powell and Pieske defeated Avari Ridgway and Amy Gilliat of McMinnville 6-0, 6-3. The Roseburg duo will face No. 4 Bo-Bae Yu and Jin Yu of Sunset in the quarterfinals today.
“They (Powell and Pieske) looked great, played really solid,” said RHS coach Jeremy Root. “They’ve got a big match tomorrow.”
Eighth-seeded Samantha Eichman, a sophomore, beat Elise Kang of Clackamas 7-6 (7), 7-5. Eichman will meet No. 1 Lizzy Stephens of Tigard, a sophomore, in the round of eight.
Sixth-seeded Mackenzie Eichman rallied from a first set loss to defeat Eryn Fiabane of Wilson 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Mackenzie Eichman will take on freshman Amreen Sandhu of Jesuit in the quarters.
“Sam and Mac both fought through tough matches,” said Root.
Two other Roseburg doubles teams dropped their second-round matches.
Steffi Early and Alexandra Sandfort lost 6-0, 6-0 to No. 2 Sydnie Binder and Cassidy Binder of Beaverton. Bailey Norlin-Pritchard and Lauren Sandfort dropped a 6-0, 6-4 decision to No. 8 Josie Donlon and Virginia Larner of Jesuit.
“It was awesome,” said Root, reflecting on his team’s performance on the first day. “Our goal was for each team or individual to win a match, and they all did. Everything on top of that is gravy.”
In earlier matches: Early and Alexandra Sandfort posted a 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 win over Grant’s Paige Nelson and Gabby Mon Belle.
Norlin-Pritchard and Lauren Sandfort defeated Olivia Morris and Meling Masterson of Clackamas, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-1.
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be contested today, with the championship finals on tap for Saturday.