Shorewood’s Rylie Gettmann is one of the favorites in Class 3A girls singles at the state tennis tournaments, which happen at various locations this weekend. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shorewood’s Rylie Gettmann is one of the favorites in Class 3A girls singles at the state tennis tournaments, which happen at various locations this weekend. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

2024 state boys and girls tennis preview

Jackson’s Ben Lee and Shorewood’s Rylie Gettmann are among the top local contenders.

The final popping of tennis ball cans for the 2023-24 season is right around the corner as the high school state boys and girls tournaments take place Friday and Saturday at various locations around the state.

The Class 4A tournaments are at Kamiakin High School and The Pacific Clinic in Kennewick, the Class 3A tournament at the Vancouver Tennis Center, the Class 2A tournament is at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, and the Class 1A and 2B/1B tournaments are at the Yakima Tennis Club.

Here are the local players who are competing at state, along with their first-round opponents:

Class 4A Boys


Ben Lee, junior, Jackson (2023 4A state singles champion, 2022 4A state singles fifth place), vs. Zach Song (Olympia)

Henry Park, senior, Jackson (2022 4A state singles runner up), vs. Adria Aflatooni (Bellarmine)


Bode Stevenson, senior, and Drew Jansen, senior., Glacier Peak, vs. N. Chen-K. Wen (Camas)

Andy Stark, freshman, and Ashton Bergman. sophomore, Jackson, vs. J. Tan-H. Briggs (Bellarmine)

Class 4A Girls


Isha Handa, senior, Jackson, vs. Christine Zhang (Olympia)

Sara Pena, sophomore, Glacier Peak, vs. Kayla Duong (Puyallup)


Gracie Schouten, sophomore, and Jasmine Wijaya, junior, Jackson, vs. S. Cosme-A. Cosme (Rogers of Puyallup)

Bhu Sansuddi, senior, and Ru Sansuddi, senior, Lake Stevens, vs. T. Kerker-F. Zou (Camas)

Class 3A Boys


Cade Strickland, senior, Snohomish, vs. Aidan Conley (Eastside Catholic) or Sawyer Hazel (Mt. Tahoma)

JD Drake, junior, Shorewood, vs. Solomon Smith (Auburn)

Nalu Akiona, sophomore, Edmonds-Woodway (2023 3A state doubles seventh place), vs. Kai Junior (Central Kitsap)

Nathan Kim, sophomore, Cascade, vs. Leo Yang (Lake Washington)


Xander Gordon, sophomore, and Peter Kosten, junior, Shorewood, vs. Oaksmith-Bishop (Seattle Prep.) or E Coovert-H. Vincente (Gig Harbor)

Thomas Mahoney, senior, and Ben Browne, junior, Edmonds-Woodway, vs. N. Ibrahim-D. Pitzen (Lakes)

Eli Sheffield, sophomore, and Riley Boyd, sophomore, Shorewood, vs. J. Acey-P. Faria (Lincoln)

LJ Caldwell, senior, and Leif Hodkinson, senior, Snohomish, vs. Gravenkemper-Madath (Bishop Blanchet)

Class 3A Girls


Rylie Gettmann, junior, Shorewood (2023 3A state singles fourth place, 2022 3A state singles eighth place), vs. Lillian Stukovsky (Roosevelt) or Sienna Moore (Capital)

Emily Lin, senior, Shorewood (2023 3A state singles seventh place), vs. Izzy Wallin (Bainbridge)

Emerson Norris, senior, Snohomish, vs. Ali Dobbs (Auburn Mountainview)


Hannah Wells, senior, and Mak Dauer, sophomore, Snohomish, vs. Streidl/Lilleness (Lakeside) or A. Scarlett-H. Affolder (Lakes)

Tessi Mumbuluma, senior, and Alissa Rautenberg, senior, Stanwood, vs. M. Zhang-K. Dougherty (Central Kitsap)

Mari Brittle, junior, and Alex Mignogna, junior, Shorewood, vs. B. DeSantis-L. Frost (Mountain View)

Emila Garibay Romero, senior, and Emma Okamura, senior, Shorewood, vs. Loop-Thomas (Lakeside)

Class 2A Boys


Cole Balen, senior, Archbishop Murphy (2023 2A state doubles seventh place), vs. Indigo Gallagher (North Kitsap)

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