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Two sets of Spartans to state in tennis
Bainbridge High qualified two boys doubles teams to the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Kennewick on May 24-25.
Junior Matt Alderson and senior Jacob Christensen lived up to their No. 1 seeding as they defeated the KingCo No. 1 team of Baska and Seifert from Mercer Island 6-0, 6-2.
“Matt and Jacob continually improved throughout this tournament and were playing their best in the final,” said Spartans Head Coach Mike Anderson.
Alderson and Christensen were runners-up at state a year ago and have their sights set on going one step further.
“They want to be state champions,” Anderson said.
The pair’s ticket to the state tourney was punched at the Sea-King District 2 Tournament at Lower Woodland Courts in Seattle earlier this week.
Also qualifying for a second straight year is the team of junior Keet Curtis and sophomore Ben DeVries. They came back through the consolation with two straight-set wins on Wednesday to qualify as the fifth seed to state.
Sea-King District 2 Tournament Results
Tuesday, May 14: First Round - Keet Curtis/Ben DeVries, Bainbridge Island (Metro No.3) beat Ochsner/Schaloum, O’Dea (Metro No.8) 6-0, 6-3
Tuesday, May 14: Quarterfinal – Elliott/Williams, Mercer Island (KingCo No.2) beat Keet Curtis/Ben DeVries, BI 6-2, 6-1
Wednesday, May 15: Consolation Semi – Curtis/DeVries beat Motto/Radoi, Interlake (KingCo No.3) 6-1, 6-4
Wednesday, May 15 Consolation Final – Curtis/DeVries beat Dillon/Tilden, Mercer Island (KingCo No.4) 6-2, 6-4
Curtis/DeVries fifth to state
Tuesday, May 14: First Round - Matt Alderson/Jacob Christensen, BI (Metro No.1) BYE
Tuesday, May 14: Quarterfinal - Alderson/Christensen, BI beat Motto/Radoi, Interlake (KingCo No. 3) 6-2, 0-6, 6-1
Wednesday, May 15: Semifinal – Alderson/Christensen beat Elliott/Williams, Mercer Island (KingCo No.2) 6-3, 6-2
Wednesday, May 15: Final – Alderson/Christensen beat Baska/Seifert, Mercer Island (KingCo No.1) 6-0, 6-2
Alderson/Christensen first to state
Tuesday, May 14: First Round - Jordan Ferguson, Bainbridge Island (Metro No.6) beat Lina Larson, Interlake (KingCo No. 3) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Tuesday, May 14: Quarterfinal – Catherine Allen, Holy Names (Metro No.1) beat Ferguson, BI 6-2, 6-0
Wednesday, May 15: Consolation Semi – Isabelle Long, Interlake (KingCo No.2) beat Ferguson, BI 7-5, 6-2