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LC duo, Dragons boys star at state

Lewis and Clark’s Luke Brittan and Jordan Strandness beat Newport’s Matt Sham and Austin Gu 6-2, 6-1 Saturday to claim the State 4A boys tennis doubles title at Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland.

The Tigers’ duo beat Gig Harbor’s Nick Jarvis and Drew Lawson 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals earlier in the day to reach the title match.

Ferris’ Courtney Provan took fourth place after a 6-0, 6-1 win over Snohomish’s Caroline Dreher.

Newport won the boys title. Lewis and Clark was third. Garfield edged Camas and Inglemoor for the girls team title.


Shadle Park’s Audra Spargo settled for seventh place after falling 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5) to Liberty’s Jenny Adams at Tri City Court Club in Kamiakin.

Mercer Island won the boys and girls team titles.


Pullman’s Tori Berditchevskaya took sixth at Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle after a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Centralia’s Anna Scheibmeir. Cheney’s Katelynn Smedley fell to Sehome’s Ali Morrow in the consolation finals and settled for eighth place.

For the boys, Pullman’s doubles duo of Jake Weirich and Miles Saul took seventh place after a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Capital’s Travis Miller and Doug Doenges.

Clarkston’s Ryan Adams took seventh place and West Valley’s Chris Myers took eighth.

Capital won the boys title and Sehome claimed the girls title.


St. George’s and Charles Wright shared the boys team title. Both teams finished with 19 points.

St. George’s boys doubles duo of Collin Cremers and Nathan Furbeyre took third place after a 6-0, 6-0 win over Seattle Academy’s Charlie Phelps and Connor Rice.

In the boys singles bracket, St. George’s Michael Hamilton beat Davenport’s Max Mielke 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth/seventh-place match. Riverside’s Matthias Weber settled for eighth place after a 6-1, 6-1 loss to La Salle’s Brendan Stewart in the consolation finals.

In the girls singles bracket, Riverside’s Yara Thye took fifth place after a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Cascade’s Kendall Loreth.

Cashmere claimed the girls championship. Cashmere was second and Cascade was third. Riverside took seventh place.