Parzybok a winner on the tennis court


Last updated 5/2/2023 at 10:41am

The boys tennis squad matched up against Stayton at home on Tuesday, April 25, and two days later they played at home against the Madras White Buffs. Jude Parzybok was the lone Outlaw to win both his matches this past week.

On Tuesday against Stayton, Dominic Pulver and Jude Parzybok both tallied wins.

Pulver defeated Spencer Dirkz 6-3, 7-5. Pulver’s serves were a bit shaky at the start and he went down early, but came back, found his groove, and posted the first-set win. He played a consistent match from that point on, and had good ball placement. Coach David Rowell said that his shot selection is way beyond his years.

Parzybok dropped his first set against Hyatt Dirkz 4-6, but came back to win 6-4, and then 10-5 in the tiebreak.

“Jude’s serve was not there in the first set, but he started to relax and do the small things right in the second set which built some confidence,” said Rowell. “This was a grueling match and I’m proud of his resiliency to come back and get the win. He had great mental strength today and his strokes were great.”

Chris Roach, who just picked up a tennis racket for the first time several weeks ago, played for the first time at No. 3 singles and lost 7-5, 6-1, to Liam Ritchie. Roach handled the change well and played a very close first set.

Rowell said, “Chris got more comfortable as the match went on. His serve and net game have improved a lot since the start of the season.”

Mason Dahl and Jack Murray matched up together for the first time this year. The duo played a very close first set, but fell 5-7 and then 2-6 to Garrett Buchner and Victor Gomez. Dahl and Murray complimented each other well, as Dahl play great at the net and Murray has a consistent ground stroke.

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“Jack moved to Sisters from India not long ago and joined the team a couple weeks ago,” said Rowell. “He is a quick learner and a great athlete. I’m excited to see him develop this season.”

At home on Thursday against Madras, Parzybok was the Outlaws lone winner, with a 6-3, 6-7, 10-5 victory over Keith Charley. Parzybok was successful with his deep shots that dropped at the baseline, and serves that were on point.

“Jude played an opponent with a nasty first serve,” said Rowell. “Jude did what he does best, which is being a consistent returner with good ground strokes.”

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Pulver, at No. 1 singles, played a very close match but fell to Fernando Saldana in the tiebreaker. Pulver dominated the first set with a 6-3 win, dropped a close second set 4-6, and then lost 4-10.

Rowell said, “Dom did a good job with his ground strokes and serves. He had success with powerful shots and when he finished the point quickly instead of getting into a long rally.”

Murray played in his first varsity match of the season and fell 0-6, 3-6 to Phillip Arthur.

Rowell said, “I’m looking forward to the sub district tournament May 8 and 9, where we can play Madras players again and have another shot to beat them.”

Sisters was scheduled to play at The Dalles on Tuesday, May 2. They will wrap up their week with a match at Creswell on Friday, May 5.

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