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State tennis: Carolyn Johnson and Madelyn Dibble place second in 4A doubles, help Lewis and Clark to second place

UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

From staff reports

Carolyn Johnson and Madelyn Dibble of Lewis and Clark fell to Reanne Lee and Dora Varsa of Skyline 6-1, 6-2 in the State 4A championship match at Hanford HS on Saturday.

Lewis and Clark was second in state as a team.

Johnson and Dibble beat Ally Peterson and Mia Rose of Thomas Jefferson 6-0, 6-1 in a semifinal earlier in the day.

In girls singles, Brooke Fager (Lewis and Clark) fell to Brooke Demerath (Inglemoor) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in the fourth-place match at Columbia Basin Racquet Club.

4A boys: Tim Pullmann (Ferris) rallied from a set down to beat Robert Simon (Olympia) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth-place match at Hanford HS. Pullmann topped Dario Ristovski (Glacier Peak) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 earlier in the day to advance in the bracket. In doubles, Eric Liu and Kyle Kuka (Mead) beat Cai Nyby and Mica Olin (Chiawana) 6-2, 6-1 in the fifth-place match at CBRC. Ferris finished tied for fifth, Mead was seventh and Lewis and Clark was tied for 15th.

3A boys: Sophomore Graham Clark (Mt. Spokane) fell to Andrew Suver (O’Dea) 60-6 (default), 6-4, 7-5 in the third-place match at Tri-City Court Club to finish sixth. Clark lost to defending state champ Alan Yim (Lakeside) 6-3, 6-2 in an earlier semifinal. Yim, who is headed to Harvard to play tennis, went on to beat Brett Pearson (Lake Washington) 6-3, 6-4 in the title match. Clark, the Greater Spokane League MVP, finished 26-2 and was the first state semifinalist for Mount Spokane, which finished tied for seventh.

2A boys: Andy He and Tim Watts (Pullman) topped Damon Little and Liam Payne (Sequim) 6-0, 6-2 in the fifth-place match at Nordstrom Tennis Center. He and Watts knocked off Bo Bradow and Mile Whitman (Port Angeles) 6-1, 6-1 earlier in the day. Pullman placed tied for ninth.

2A girls: Kerington Tenwick (Clarkston) beat Makinna Skjonsby (North Mason) 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth-place match at Nordstrom Tennis Center. Tenwick topped Priti Ahya (Lindbergh) 6-0, 6-0 earlier in the day to advance. Tiffany Phout (East Valley) fell to Marrissa Nemeth (Olympic) 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth-place bracket. Clarkston placed tied for 10th and East Valley tied for 17th.

1A/2B/1B boys: Andy Simmerman (Freeman) lost to Caeleb Hardesty (Tonasket) 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the fourth-place match to earn seventh place at the Yakima Tennis Club. Simmerman beat Trennen Slade (Granger) 6-3, 6-2 earlier to advance. Nolan Ng (Riverside) lost to Hardesty 6-4, 7-5 earlier in the day. In doubles, Owen Bryant and Daniel Gady (Freeman) fell to Ryan Cooper and Huber Faris (Cashmere) 6-0, 6-3 in the fourth-place match. Bryand and Gady beat Ethan Morrill and James Colclasure (Connell) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 earlier to advance. Freeman finished tied for sixth while Newport and Riverside tied for 11th.

1A/2B/1B girls: Allie Michael (Deer Park) beat Molly Wiser (Cascade) 6-1, 6-4 in the fifth-place match at Yakima Tennis Club. Sarah Simmerman (Freeman) fell to Bailee Wallace (Three Rivers Christian) 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth-place match to finish seventh. In doubles, Gillian Hartman and Kendra Gay (Lakeside) fell to Aleah Kert and Lauren Kert (Cashmere) 6-0, 6-1 in the championship match. Hartman and Gay knocked off Stella Johnson and Megan Evans (Cascade) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 in an earlier semifinal. Lakeside placed sixth, Deer Park finished 10th, Freeman was 11th and Davenport tied for 15th.

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