Long weekend at 4A tennis
Talk about work.
Mountain View’s boys doubles team of Jack Wang and Trevor Jones logged a 15-hour day on Friday and then faced in early-morning Saturday all for a seventh-place medal at the 4A state tennis tournament in in Kennewick.
Friday’s play started at 10 a.m. with a 6-7, 6-1, 7-6 win over Tom Geranious and Marshall McNalley of Ferris. Then came a quarterfinal loss to Mako Rosa and Kainoa Rosa of Thomas Jefferson, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1. Throw in a rain delay, and then a 6-3, 6-1 win over Nick Mandelis and Troy Patterson of Wenatchee. Oh yeah, that match was the last off the courts … at 11:30 p.m.
Wang and Jones had to be back on the court at 8 a.m. Saturday for the consolation semifinal. They lost to Tucker Siegert and Alex Noyes of Kentwood 6-1, 7-5, but finished seventh in the tournament by defeating Bellarmine Prep’s team of James Lee and Keenan Dolan.
Overall, it was a very successful weekend for Clark County tennis players. As reported in Sunday’s print edition of The Columbian, Skyview’s Kent Andreasen was 4A singles runner-up, and Mountain View’s girls doubles team of Chaeran Kim and Jenna Grillo finished fifth. In the 3A tournament at Vancouver Tennis Center, Union’s Alex Wallace was singles’ runner-up, and Christina Le and Megan Carter of Union won the consolation final.