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Tennis | Bainbridge girls win Metro Tournament individual championships
Sasha Carter and the doubles team of Grace Porter and Kate Jameson won the girls Metro League Individual Championships Tuesday and lead Bainbridge to the SeaKing District as No. 1 seeds.
Carter, a junior, rallied from a set down to defeat defending 3A champion Natalie Allen, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Neither player had lost a game through the previous rounds of tournament play.
Porter and Kate Jameson also triumphed in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
In boys singles, Scott Alderson and Jacob Christiansen met in the consolation final, with Alderson coming out on top, 6-4, 6-3. Alderson earned the fifth seed to districts while Christiansen enters as the sixth seed.
The team of Dylan Skeffington and Nate Parker won their first two matches before falling in the semifinals. Skeffington and Parker lost in the consolation final earning the fourth seed at districts.
The SeaKing District Tournament will take place Tuesday-Wednesday at Lower Woodland Park.
Coach of the Year
Mike Anderson, now in his 13th season as Bainbridge varsity tennis coach, was named Metro Mountain Coach of the Year.
Anderson has continued Bainbridge’s success in the state tournament. The Spartans have had at least one player in the state tournament 21 of the last 22 years. Seven Spartans – three singles players, and two doubles teams – have already earned District Tournament berths.
Anderson coaches alongside volunteer assistant Uly Cheng.