MI Boys Tennis Wins State Championship

The Islander's Boys Tennis team racked up 22 points to secure the state championship for the 19th time

Boys Tennis finds success in its first year under new coach Jamie Dieveney. Coach Dieveney said "winning state was definitely a team effort.  Our singles player Jordan Smith played huge and brought in a bunch of points for the team. But in the end, we needed every guy to step up and contribute and they did."

The coach said what was most important was that "the boys competed with a lot of heart and maintained a high level of sportsmanship."  

 In Singles, Jordan Smith took 2nd place, losing in the championship match to deLaubenfield of Nathan Hale, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. In the Semi-finals, Smith beat Zach Kosanke of Bellevue, 6-1, 6-7, 6-2. Singles player Zack Elliott placed 8th, after losing to Anthony Litchfield, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles team Jared Thomas and Andrew Smith took 8th place, losing to Scott Alersen and Matt Alderson of Bainbridge Island, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3.

Other teams placing in the state 3A tournament were Seattle Prep and West Valley (tied for 2nd with 13 points), Capital, Kennedy, Lakes, and Nathan Hale (tied for 4th with 8 pts each).

Julie Varon -John L. Scott Real Estate May 30, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Congratulations to Coach Dieveney and the team. They had some tough competition.


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