Spartans advance to district tourney

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:11am
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Two Spartans have advanced to Districts in boys varsity tennis following a strong performance in the Metro Conference Individual Tennis Tournament.

Spartan senior captains John Tappan and Ryan Wilson won three consecutive matches to advance, and finished against a strong Garfield pair to win that match 7-5, 6-0.

“This team played smart and came together like true champions and have now moved forward to the KingCo-Metro District Tournament,” said Head Varsity Tennis Coach Jennifer Anne Shorr.

Metro League tournament play started last Saturday in Seattle.

“We had a boys singles player and three boys doubles teams, plus two girls doubles in the mix,” Shorr said.

The coach congratulated the Spartan players who pushed forward into the post season and advanced in the conference’s individual competition at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

“We did quite well really. Most of our players who could play moved forward into the next rounds on Monday [May 6]. Those moving forward were Lindsay Payne and partner Annie Galbraith, Eric Perkins in the boys singles, boys teams John Tappan and Ryan Wilson (both seniors) and senior captain Bjorn Stanley with senior Alex Perkins.”

Two seniors on the girls team played their final competitive matches for BHS: captain Catherine Rolfes and Marianne Milander.

“Both put forward an exceptional effort going against a top-seeded team,” Shorr noted, and the girls placed a really close first set but fell short on a few key points in the second. “These girls showed amazing dedication to our team, leadership and superb sportsmanship. Both will be missed and fondly remembered for many seasons to come.”

Two other Spartans — Elliot Weyland and Shaun Westerhout — also wrapped up their 2019 campaign in boys doubles.

“Both had great seasons and strong winning percentages. Both these players will return next season,” Shorr added.

The KingCo-Metro District Tournament starts Tuesday at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

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