Congratulations on an outstanding tennis season
information and photos released by Coach Rothlisberger
The WIAA state tennis tournament was held at the Yakima Tennis Club on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27
Junior Rylen Moody represented the Mountain Goats in boys singles, and finished 5th overall – the highest of any public school boys singles player! His medal path began with an opening round loss to Robert DeFrost of St George’s (Spokane), but it was all wins from there on out! Rylen’s 2nd match on Friday was a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Luke Chafin of Cle Elum. On Saturday, Rylen was the “comeback kid”, winning 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Ezra Beus of Kiona-Benton and earning his 5th place medal with a 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Kyle Dillingham of Lakeside.
In girls doubles, Chelan’s tandem of senior Piper Grossberg and junior Maya Cowan played lights out tennis and made an impressive championship title run, coming up just short in the state finals to place 2nd! Their opening round match was a 6-3, 7-5 win over Buck/Nelson of South Whidbey, followed up by a 7-5, 6-1 win over Ferraro/Casagrande of College Place. That placed Piper and Maya in the semifinals on Friday evening vs Omak rivals Richter/Sackman. Chelan’s doubles team avenged an earlier post-season loss to Omak with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to qualify for the title match. The Saturday championship match was a thriller, with Overlake sneaking past the Goats 7-5 in the 1st set, and Overlake also had a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker of the 2nd set. Piper and Maya fought off 3 championship points and eventually took the 2nd set 7-6 (8-6). After the 2nd set, weather forced the match to be moved indoors for the third and decisive set, where Lou/Zhang prevailed 6-3.