HERMISTON - Rachel Berger's (6-4, 6-0) victory over Rilee Moorehead at No. 1 singles Thursday sparked Hermiston to a 6-2 nonconference team victory over Capital High School of Boise.

The Bulldogs also dropped Gonzaga Prep of Spokane 5-3 in another nonconference matchup.

Against Capital, Hermiston's Rebecca Berger wrapped up an early victory, beating Lauren Mulhern in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. The Bulldogs' Chelsey Vanderwall picked up a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, Hermiston took the No. 2-4 matches as the teams of Rene Swoboda and Rebekah Adams, and Cherrel Cook and Sarah Adams and Alissa Smith and Alison Hawman walked away winners.

In the match with Gonzaga Prep, Rachel Berger notched her second victory of the day at No. 1 singles, beating MacKenzie MacLean 6-1, 6-1.

Rebecca Berger defeated Gonzaga Prep's Cassi MacLean 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Vandewall took a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 4 singles.

In No. 1 doubles play, Hermiston's Holly Harmon and Katelyn Alleman won 6-3, 6-0, and teammates Cook and Adams posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

Boys

The Hermiston boys tennis team started Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Capital, and then closed the day with a 7-0 sweep of Gonzaga Prep.

Brant Lloyd got the first win of the afternoon for the Bulldogs', beating Paden Jacobsen 6-3, 6-0.

Derick Harmon and Jacob Crowther also picked up wins for Hermiston in singles.

David Ramcharan and Juan Rodriguez were victorious over Sean Miller and Richard Ipoch of Capital 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Hermiston's Paul Carollo and Darren Ramcharan won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Levi Smith and Nick Bell also posted a win for the Bulldogs.

Hermiston was flawless in their win over Gonzaga Prep, going 7-0.

The Bulldogs' Darrin Ramcharan dropped Marc Poppy 7-6, (7-4), 6-3 at No. 1 singles.

Lloyd, David Ramcharan, and Rodriguez also winners in singles play.

In doubles, Ryan Bell and Carollo defeated Kevin Wong and Riley Egan of Gonzaga Prep 6-3, 6-0.

Harmon and Crowther, Smith and Nick Bell also won their matches, giving Hermiston the shutout on the day.

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