Shorewood’s Rylie Gettmann hits the ball during the Class 3A District 1 girls tennis tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shorewood’s Rylie Gettmann hits the ball during the Class 3A District 1 girls tennis tournament at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shorewood girls tennis claims third straight district trophy

Rylie Gettmann leads the way for the Stormrays, winning her third district singles championship.

SNOHOMISH — It was as simple as game, set, match for Rylie Gettmann in the Class 3A District 1 girls tennis tournament on Wednesday at Snohomish High School.

There was no need for the Shorewood junior to play a seven-point set tiebreaker or an entire third set throughout the event, since the most games any competitor won against her were three. Gettmann entered the tournament a two-time league and district champion, and it only took her three matches to add a third district title to her name. She beat teammate Emily Lin, a senior, 6-0, 6-3 in the championship match.

In addition to the Stormrays claiming the top-two singles spots, Shorewood also secured third and fourth place in doubles with juniors Mari Brittle and Alex Mignogna and seniors Emila Garibay-Romero and Emma Okamura, respectively. As a result, the team trophy returned to the high school’s trophy case for the third consecutive year, and all six players advanced to the state tournament.

“(Lin) is my best competitor, so it’s kind of hard to play against her in times like these,” Gettmann said. “But we know that we both get to go to state, and no matter what happens, we’re still teammates, and we push each other every day to be the best we can.”

Lin bested Gettmann in the Wesco 3A South tournament in 2022. But since then Gettmann has had the advantage over Lin, specifically last season at state in the fourth-seventh place match and this year in the league and district title matches.

“I’m really, really proud of (my players),” Stormrays coach Arnie Moreno said. “It was a big challenge to start the year because (we) were strong and dominant last year, so it can sometimes be a setback like, ‘What do we do this year?’ And the majority of them are seniors, and they came in and said, ‘You got to forget everything that you did last year and just kind of reset yourself.

“They kept their focus on what they wanted, what their goal was for our team and individually for the year,” Moreno continued. “And I just kept reminding them, ‘Everybody’s going to want to beat you, so you have to be able to meet that challenge.’ And they did every single time.”

Snohomish senior Hannah Wells and sophomore Mak Dauer beat Stanwood seniors Tessi Mumbuluma and Alissa Rautenberg 6-1, 6-1 in the doubles championship match. Panthers senior Emerson Norris, who played doubles with Wells last year, placed third in singles, and Oak Harbor senior Gracie Cecka took fourth.

“Anytime you qualify kids for state, it’s a success,” Snohomish coach Joel Boyer said. “Getting there is hard. We play in a really tough conference that kind of gets overlooked a little bit. … We talked all season about worthy opponents. … So (f0r Norris) to finish third behind (Gettmann and Lin), that’s a worthy placing.

“Hannah Wells has been a district champion in doubles two years in a row, and (she’s) switching partners going (to state) this year,” Boyer continued, “Mak Dauer went to state last year as a freshman. (She was the) only freshman ever to go to the state tournament from Snohomish, but then to go back with a different partner, it’s just the right fit.”

The Class 3A boys and girls state tournaments will be held May 24-25 at Vancouver Tennis Center in Vancouver, Washington.

Full singles results (top four to state)

First round: Sara Skold (Monroe) def. Katelynne Wyckoff (Meadowdale) 6-2, 6-1; Shanti Thapa (Ferndale) def. Jaeda Boomers (Monroe) 6-4, 6-1; Brooke Asper (Marysville Pilchuck) def. Lily Haessler (Shorecrest) 6-3, 6-0; Katarina Moye (Mountlake Terrace) def. Ryann Reep (Stanwood) 6-1, 6-0.

Quarterfinals: Emerson Norris (Snohomish) def. Skold 6-1, 6-4; Emily Lin (Shorewood) def. Thapa 6-1, 6-3; Gracie Cecka (Oak Harbor) def. Asper 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Rylie Gettmann (Shorewood) def. Moye 6-3, 6-1.

Semifinals: Lin def. Norris 6-3, 6-0; Gettmann def. Cecka 6-1, 6-2.

Finals: Gettmann def. Lin 6-0, 6-3.

Consolation first round: Thapa def. Skold 6-1, 6-3; Moye def. Asper 6-2, 6-2.

Consolation semifinals: Cecka def. Thapa 5-7, 6-1, 6-3; Norris def. Moye 7-5, 6-0.

Third-place match: Norris def. Cecka 6-3, 6-3.

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Full doubles results (top four to state)

First round: Elle Aalbu-Zella Finnesand (Arlington) def. Ally Miner-Mia Halset (Shorecrest) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; Bri Ulrich-Lauren Ellis (Snohomish) def. Sarah Dixon-Anna Servatius (Oak Harbor) 7-5, 6-2; Tessi Mumbuluma-Alissa Rautenberg (Stanwood) def. Kristen Neri-Emie Shepherd (Meadowdale) 6-1, 6-3; Aimelie Hovde-Girard-Avery Nasin (Everett) def. Makenna Cook-Natalie Yockey (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-3, 6-2.

Quarterfinals: Hannah Wells-Mak Dauer (Snohomish) def. Aalbu-Finnesand 6-2, 6-1; Mari Brittle-Alex Mignogna (Shorewood) def. Ulrich-Ellis 6-4, 6-3; Mumbuluma-Rautenberg def. Olivia Copps-Aubrey Lynch (Ferndale) 6-4, 6-0; Emila Garibay-Romero-Emma Okamura (Shorewood) def. Hovde-Girard-Nasin 6-1, 6-4.

Semifinals: Wells-Dauer def. Brittle-Mignogna 0-6, 6-4, 6-2; Mumbuluma-Rautenberg def. Garibay-Romero-Okamura 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Finals: Wells-Dauer def. Mumbuluma-Rautenberg 6-1, 6-1.

Consolation first round: Ulrich-Ellis def. Aalbu-Finnesand 6-1, 6-3; Hovde-Girard-Nasin def. Copps-Lynch 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Consolation semifinals: Garibay-Romero-Okamura def. Ulrich-Ellis 6-1, 3-6, 6-2; Brittle-Mignogna def. Hovde-Girard-Nasin 6-2, 6-3.

Third-place match: Brittle-Mignogna def. Garibay-Romero-Okamura 6-2, 6-2.

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