Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

State boys tennis: Freeman’s Andy Simmerman advances to State 1B/2B/1A semifinals

From staff reports

Freeman’s Andy Simmerman is the final local player in the winner’s bracket.

He bested La Salle’s Ben Newman 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of State 1B/2B/1A tennis at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland.

In the quarterfinals, Simmerman beat Caleb Hardesty of Tonasket 6-3, 6-1. He plays Seattle Academy’s Ezra Magaram tomorrow with a chance to advance to the finals.

Freeman also has a doubles team in the fourth/seventh place finals. Trevor Paternoster and Kolby Emtman play Wilson Mosier and Michael Yang of University Prep.


Tyler Timperman of Gonzaga Prep will play for fourth place on Saturday when he faces Justin Ong of Olympia.

For doubles, Eric and Edward Liu are in the fourth/seventh place match where they will play Jackson Kelley and Alex Collie of Bellarmine Prep for fourth place.


Pullman’s Jake Pru is still alive and he will have to win two matches to get fourth place at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. His first test will be against Abe Rios of Foster.