Edmonds-Woodway junior Paige Oliver is among the local tennis players competing in this weekend’s state tournaments. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway junior Paige Oliver is among the local tennis players competing in this weekend’s state tournaments. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

State tennis preview: A look at the area’s state-bound competitors

Local high school tennis players are headed to the Tri-Cities for this weekend’s state tournaments.

Below is a look at the local high school tennis players who are headed to their respective state tournaments, which run Friday through Saturday.

The Class 4A state tournaments are in Kennewick at The Pacific Clinic and Kamiakin High School. Each 4A state tournament consists of 16 participants, with a single-elimination bracket for the state championship and a consolation bracket for placing.

The 3A state tournaments are in Richland at Claybell Park, Howard Amon Park and Columbia Basin Racquet Club. Each 3A state tournament consists of 20 participants, with a single-elimination bracket for the state championship and a consolation bracket for placing.

These are the first state tennis tournaments since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 state tournaments were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

4A BOYS SINGLES

Local state qualifiers: Ben Lee (Jackson), Henry Park (Jackson)

Ben Lee: The Jackson freshman claimed the 4A District 1 singles title, beating teammate Henry Park in the championship match. Lee went 19-0 while spending most of the season as the Timberwolves’ No. 2 singles player.

Henry Park: The Jackson sophomore lost to teammate Ben Lee in the district championship match, but cruised to victory in the second/third-place match to earn a state berth. Park went 17-2 as the Timberwolves’ No. 1 singles player.

4A BOYS DOUBLES

Local state qualifiers: Aaron Lee/Josh Lee (Kamiak), Jason Yee/Jackson Stumpf (Glacier Peak)

Aaron Lee/Josh Lee: The unrelated Kamiak seniors claimed the 4A District 1 doubles title. They went 6-0 as a doubles pair after teaming up during the latter part of the season.

Jason Yee/Jackson Stumpf: The Glacier Peak pair took second place at district. They lost a third-set tiebreaker to a Lake Stevens pair in the semifinals, but rebounded to beat that same pair in the second/third-place match to advance to state.

4A GIRLS SINGLES

Local state qualifiers: Chloe Lee (Kamiak), Shubhi Handa (Jackson)

Chloe Lee: The Kamiak junior won the 4A District 1 singles title with a three-set victory over Jackson’s Shubhi Handa in the championship match. Lee went 7-1 in league play as the Knights’ No. 1 singles player.

Shubhi Handa: The Jackson senior took second place at district after falling to Kamiak’s Chloe Lee in the championship match. Handa went 7-1 in league play as the Timberwolves’ No. 1 singles player.

4A GIRLS DOUBLES

Local state qualifiers: Naisha Sinha/Isha Handa (Jackson), Allie Jansen/Skylr Allen (Glacier Peak)

Isha Handa/Naisha Sinha: The Jackson pair claimed the 4A District 1 doubles title by defeating Glacier Peak’s Allie Jansen/Skylr Allen in a third-set tiebreaker. Handa, a sophomore, went 6-2 in league play as the Timberwolves’ No. 2 singles player. Sinha, a senior, went 7-1 in league play as Jackson’s No. 4 singles player.

Allie Jansen/Skylr Allen: The Glacier Peak pair took second place at district after losing a third-set tiebreaker to Jackson’s Isha Handa/Naisha Sinha in the championship match.

3A BOYS SINGLES

Local state qualifiers: Steven Anderson (Edmonds-Woodway), Russell Anderson (Edmonds-Woodway), Will MacDonald (Snohomish)

Steven Anderson: The Edmonds-Woodway freshman captured the 3A District 1 singles title, beating Oak Harbor’s Ezra Franklin in the championship match.

Russell Anderson: The Edmonds-Woodway junior — who is Steven Anderson’s older brother — took third place at district.

Will MacDonald: The Snohomish senior placed fourth at district.

3A BOYS DOUBLES

Local state qualifiers: Ethan Farley/Blake Gettmann (Shorewood), David Lin/Ben Borgida (Shorewood), Calvin Rice/Owen Pierce (Shorecrest)

Ethan Farley/Blake Gettmann: The Shorewood pair won the 3A District 1 doubles title, beating teammates David Lin/Ben Borgida in the championship match. Farley, a senior, and Gettmann, a junior, are 15-0 as a doubles pair.

David Lin/Ben Borgida: The Shorewood senior pair took second place at district, falling to teammates Ethan Farley/Blake Gettmann in the championship match. Borgida, a Washington State University golf signee, tied for eighth at the 3A boys golf state tournament earlier this week.

Calvin Rice/Owen Pierce: The Shorecrest pair placed third at district. After falling to the eventual Shorewood district championship pair of Ethan Farley/Blake Gettmann, Rice/Pierce bounced back with three consecutive victories in the consolation bracket.

3A GIRLS SINGLES

Local state qualifiers: Rylie Gettmann (Shorewood), Paige Oliver (Edmonds-Woodway), Emily Lin (Shorewood), Sidney Wright (Meadowdale)

Rylie Gettmann: After entering the 3A District 1 singles tournament as the No. 5 seed, the Shorewood freshman won four consecutive matches to claim the district title. She has an 18-1 singles record.

Paige Oliver: The Edmonds-Woodway junior entered district as the No. 11 seed, but rattled off three consecutive victories to reach the championship match and take second place. She upset the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds en route to her runner-up finish.

Emily Lin: The Shorewood sophomore bounced back from a district semifinal loss to take third place at district. Lin has an 18-1 singles record.

Sidney Wright: The Meadowdale senior and valedictorian placed fourth at district. After a district quarterfinal loss, Wright rebounded with back-to-back victories in the consolation bracket to earn a state berth.

3A GIRLS DOUBLES

Local state qualifiers: Emerson Norris/Hannah Wells (Snohomish), Halle Burt/Lilly Thompson (Everett), Lindsay Rand/Sophia Serwold (Shorewood), Shalom Abi/Lindsey Ho (Mountlake Terrace)

Emerson Norris/Hannah Wells: The Snohomish sophomore pair claimed the 3A District 1 doubles title and owns a 9-0 doubles record. Norris went 11-2 as the Panthers’ No. 1 singles player, while Wells went 9-2 from the No. 2 and No. 3 singles spots.

Halle Burt/Lilly Thompson: After entering district as the No. 6 seed, the Everett senior pair rattled off three consecutive victories to reach the championship match and take second place. They upset the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds along the way.

Lindsay Rand/Sophia Serwold: The Shorewood junior pair took third place at district. They have a 7-1 doubles record and both went 11-0 in singles matches.

Shalom Abi/Lindsey Ho: The Mountlake Terrace senior pair placed fourth at district. They bounced back from a district quarterfinal loss, earning back-to-back wins in the consolation bracket to clinch a state berth.

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