Shorewood wins Wesco 4A tennis championship

Herald staff

SHOREWOOD – The Shorewood boys tennis team made a steller season even brighter on Monday.

The Thunderbirds defeated Sehome 5-2 to capture first place at the Western Conference 4A crossover championship at Shorewood High School.

“It’s wonderful,” said Shorewood tennis coach Corliss Liekkio, who is enjoying her first Wesco 4A title as head coach.

Liekkio was quick to note the singles matches in Monday’s meet, which showcased some of the league’s top talent. Shorewood sophomore Jeff Jablonski defeated Sehome senior Lonny Johnson 6-1, 6- 3 at No. 2 singles. Johnson had been unbeaten this season.

Although Shorewood’s Ryan Michelson lost to Jamey Stoner at No. 1 singles 6-2, 6-2, it was a hard-fought match.

“It was a lot closer (than the scored reflected),” Liekkio said. “I expect Ryan to do better at districts because it’s an indoor court.”

The senior duo of Todd Jones and Divakar Gupta remain undefeated at No. 1 doubles, defeating Sehome’s Joel Sellereit and Matt Staves 6-4, 7-5.

Shorewood, which also won the South Division last year but lost to Cascade in the crossover championship, is 15-1 overall.

“Placing second last year was fun,” Liekkio said. “But this is even more fun.”

  • Kamiak 4, Snohomish 3: Kamiak captured third place at the Wesco 4A crossover meet with the help three singles wins. Marc Rollins, James Hong and Kevin Dang all earned wins on Monday.

    Singles-Stevens (S) def. Vessella, 7-6 (10-8), 6-0; Rollins (K) def. Holderman, 7-5, 6-4; Hong (K) def. Vancil, 6-4, 6-3; Dang (K) def. Marshall, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Doubles-Chung-Busch (K) def. Whitney-Christensen, 6-4, 6-4; Boyer-Jackson (S) def. Lee-Yoon, 6-2, 6-2; Sahlberg-Pratt (S) def. Gihm-Jones, 6-2, 6-2. Records-Snohomish is 10-5 overall. Kamiak is 11-3.

  • Cascade 4, Edmonds-Woodway 3: Senior Rob Bovey defeated Eric Kent (6-2, 2-6, 6-2) in the tiebreaker match to help Cascade capture fifth place at the Wesco 4A crossover meet.

    Singles-Yuse (EW) def. Dawson, 6-0, 6-2; Minaker (EW) def. Aljets, 6-3, 6-2; Varnau (EW) def. Johnson, 6-3, 6-2; Bovey (C) def. Kent, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Doubles-Millar-Schroeder (C) def. Bruscas-Kam, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Leon-Huynh (C) def. Nelson-Hedeman, 6-2, 7-5; Williams-Escalona (C) def. Shields-Quigley, 6-4, 6-3. Records-Cascade is 11-4 overall. Edmonds-Woodway is 7-9.

  • Shorecrest 5, Marysville-Pilchuck 2: Niels Pederson, Brian Hildenberg and Max Wadum won their respective singles matches to help Shorecrest place seventh at the Wesco 4A crossover meet on Monday.

    Singles-Pederson (S) def. Smith, 6-4, 6-3; Hildenberg (S) def. Larkin, 6-0, 6-0; Wadum (S) def. Garcia, 6-2, 6-2; Parshall (MP) def. Geddes, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Doubles-Isler-Lin (S) def. Golde-Eckert, 6-3, 6-2; Leaman-Kerr (S) def. Clouse-Goffin, 6-1, 6-3; Piffath-Christopher (MP) def. McDonald-Wheeler, 6-4, 6-2. Records-Marysville-Pilchuck is 5-10 overall. Shorecrest is 8-8.

  • King’s 3, Overlake 2: At King’s H.S., Nicole Elliott had nine kills, seven assists, two aces, four digs and was 22-for-23 serving to lead King’s (15-10, 15-2, 4-15, 11-15, 15-3) to the Chinook League victory. Becky Jackson added seven kills, two digs and was 10-for-10 serving. Kelly Irvin had five kills, eight assists, two aces and 10 digs. King’s is now 6-5 in league, 11-6 overall.

  • Archbishop Murphy 30, Mariner sophomores 20: Archbishop Murphy’s Nate Duell had 23 carries for 126 yards, including two touchdowns. Mariner sophomore Jarmaal Quinn had seven carries for 97 yards, including two touchdowns. Quinn, a running back, also threw a touchdown pass on the last play of the non-conference game.

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    Mariner sophomores






    Archbishop Murphy-Duell 9 run (run failed)

    Archbishop Murphy-VanderWel 5 run (VanderWel run)

    Archbishop Murphy-Weiss 25 run (Tompkins pass from Pursley)

    Duell 5 run (Pursley run)

    Mariner-Quinn 19 run (run failed)

    Mariner-Quinn 48 run (Zarate run)

    Mariner-Harmon 36 pass from Quinn

    Records-Archbishop Murphy is 2-5 overall. Mariner sophomores are 0-7.

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