Below is a list of area tennis players who are headed to their respective state tournaments, which run Friday through Saturday. Each tournament has 16 participants.
Where: Hanford H.S. and Columbia Basin Racquet Club (Richland)
Boys singles: Brady Thomas (Jackson), Dario Ristovski (Glacier Peak)
Boys doubles: Anuj Vimawala/Daniel Sohn (Jackson), Tyler Cochran/Drew Sellars (Lake Stevens)
Girls singles: Brynna Schmidt (Monroe), Leah Robison (Kamiak)
Girls doubles: Alex Medina/Grace Burke (Lake Stevens)
Where: Kamiakin H.S. and Tri-City Court Club (Kennewick)
Boys singles: Will Molinaro (Edmonds-Woodway)
Boys doubles: Andrew Counter/Steven Lin (Shorewood), Ben Spores/Ben Nichols (Arlington), Drew Boland/Alec Matulka (Edmonds-Woodway)
Girls singles: Caterina Gasperi (Everett), Avery Zill (Stanwood), Natalie Paulson (Edmonds-Woodway)
Girls doubles: Anna Burke/Kate Ivens (Shorecrest), Sophie Ivens/Bella Saunders (Shorecrest), Grace Flitsch/Celia Forster (Snohomish), Isabel Reonal/Kelsey Cummins (Meadowdale)
No area players are competing in the 2A or 1A/2B/1B tournaments.
– Jackson senior Anuj Vimawala is making his fourth state appearance. He was part of a fifth-place doubles pair as a freshman and placed seventh in singles as a sophomore. He also reached state in singles last season.
– The doubles pair of Tyler Cochran and Drew Sellars are believed to be the first Lake Stevens boys tennis players to qualify for state in more than four decades, according to coach Mark Hein.
– The talent-laden Shorecrest girls team qualified two doubles pairs for state. The four teammates squared off last week in an all-Scots district final, with Anna Burke and Kate Ivens beating Sophie Ivens and Bella Saunders for the 3A Northwest District doubles crown. Sophie and Saunders earned a seventh-place state doubles finish last season. Kate placed eighth in singles last year as a freshman.