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Mead girls win 4A regional tennis title

The Mead Panthers girls won the 4A Regional team title in Wenatchee, and the Greater Spokane League qualified three for singles play and two for doubles play for next weekend’s state tournament.

Mead topped runner-up Davis of Yakima 18-10 in the girls team race, while Wenatchee beat second-place Gonzaga Prep 34-18 in the boys competition.

Mead’s Katijene Stime defeated Central Valley’s Leslie Ho 6-4, 6-1 in the girls singles championship match to earn the region’s No. 1 seed to state. Ho is headed to state as the No. 2 seed.

Mead’s Elise Ellingsen and Chelsea Motzer are the No. 3 seed to state in girls doubles play.

Gonzaga Prep’s Riley Poppy and Alex Hattamer won the boys doubles competition to earn the No. 1 seed to state.

G-Prep’s Alex Marcinkowski qualified as the No. 3 seed to state in boys singles.

3A: West Valley of Yakima topped the boys field and Southridge of Kennewick won the girls team title in regional play at Hanford High School in Richland.

The only GSL players to advance were the doubles team Jessi Barth and Lauren Archibald of University. They will head to state as the No. 3 seed.

2A: The Clarkston boys and girls won team titles at the regionals at Washington State University in Pullman.

Clarkston’s boys edged Ephrata 9-8. Cheney tied for third. The Bantams girls topped runners-up Ellensburg, West Valley and Prosser 10-6.

Clarkston’s Drew Adams is headed to state as the No. 1 seed after beating Cheney’s David Denenny 6-2, 6-3 in the championship boys singles match. Deer Park’s Jorge Rey Montejo (No. 3) also qualified for state.

In girls singles, Clarkston’s KC McConnell had to settle for the No. 2 seed to state after losing to Ellensburg’s Abigail Pellett 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match. Pullman’s Melissa Vollmer qualified as the fourth seed.

In doubles action, West Valley’s Auh Phan and Dru Sanchez won the girls title and the No. 1 seed to state.