Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker will send a district champion and four other players to the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Baker finished second in the boys team race. Zach Schwin advances as district boys singles champion.

John and Shane Cunningham advance as boys doubles runnerup.

Paul Niebauer and Gabby Treblecock head to state as district boys and girls fourth-place winners.

“It was a lot of fun for the kids,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson of the Bulldogs’ play at district at Ontario Saturday.

“The kids played outstandning. It was a great tournament and we’re proud of the kids.”

Schwin, 19-1 against Oregon competition this year, won all three of his matches in straight sets. He defeated Vale’s Marco Ramirez 6-3, 6-1 in the title match.

“Zach had a great tourney,” Johnson said. “He turned the tables on Marco, who had defeated him for the title last year.”

Niebauer won his opening match, then lost to Ramirez in the semifinals. Niebauer then lost to Vale’s Kenneth Silva in the third-place match.

The Cunninghams advanced to the title match with two wins before losing 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 to Vale’s Sam McLaughlin and Japheth Carlson in the title match.

After winning her opener, Treblecock dropped her semifinal match and the third-place match.

Baker’s Hannah Johnson claimed the girls singles consolation championship.

Baker doubles team Emma Finley and Kaylee Dalke lost their first two matches.

District 4

Boys singles

Niebauer (B) def. Zerba (MH) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Ramirez (V) def. Niebauer (B) 6-2, 6-1

Schwin (B) def. Coria (U) 6-1, 6-0

Schwin (B) def. Silva (V) 6-2, 6-0

Schwin (B) def. Ramirez (V) 6-3, 6-1

Silva (V) def. Niebauer (B) 6-4, 6-0

Boys doubles

Cunningham/Cunningham (B) def. Villegas/Robledo (MH) 6-0, 6-1

Cunningham/Cunningham (B) def. Wenger/Marvin (V) (forfeit due to illness)

McLaughlin/Carlson (V) def. Cunningham/Cunningham (B) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1

Girls singles

Albert (WM) def. Johnson 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Treblecock (B) def. Martinez (MH) 7-6, 6-3

Johnson (B) def. Roberts (H) (injury forfeit)

Johnson (B) def. Martinez (MH) 6-2, 6-3

McFetridge (V) def. Treblecock (B) 6-1, 6-2

Albert (WM) def. Treblecock (B) 6-2, 6-3

Girls doubles

Bagdon/Swafford (WM) def. Dalke/Finley (B) 6-3, 6-4

Wolfe/Wolfe (V) def. Dalke/Finley 8-5