Nothing gets Camas and Washougal high school athletes, coaches and fans more riled up than seeing orange on one side and red on the other.
On a sunny Friday in Washougal, the Papermaker boys tennis team defeated the Panthers 4-2. The teams split the first four matches, but the final two were the most contested.
Jake Hsu of Camas topped Washougal’s Loring Moore 6-0, 6-3. The second set became more of a battle of wits, but Hsu rose to the challenge.
“I was up after the first set. In the second set, I started slipping away,” Hsu said. “It gets tough under pressure, but you got to hang in there and play the best you can. It worked out today.”
The outcome of the match hung in the balance of the third doubles match, which reached a third set. Papermakers Marty Horn and Matt Brumfield outlasted Panthers Chris Norton and Brian Price 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.