district championship

Prairie boys tennis won the GSHL 3A district championship.

Left to right: Assistant Coach Shiori Baba, Ty Harmon, Connor Tripp, David Kriss, Everett Buck, Alex Prentice, Evan Hefflin, Cole Harmon, Evan Prentice, Ethan Hefflin and Head Coach Chris Linquist.

 

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Clark County’s two titan tennis players again clashed last weekend.

Skyview senior Andrew Kabacy (a Ridgefield resident) beat Battle Ground Senior Gunnar Harlan 2-6, 6-3 and 7-5 in the GSHL 4A district final at the Boeing Employees Tennis Club in Kent. The two also matched up in last year’s district final. Kabacy would go on to win state last spring while Harlan finished fourth.

Prairie boys tennis won the GSHL 3A Districts Championship at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver Oct. 20-21.

“It was a strong showing in both the singles and doubles draws, showing the depth of talent of the falcon team,” Head Coach Chris Linquist said.

All nine players that made up the Falcons’ varsity team — six seniors, one junior and two sophomores — advanced to the second day of tournament play.

In singles, Evan Prentice took first place, David Kriss took third place and Ty Harmon took fourth place.

In doubles, Alex Prentice and Cole Harmon took third place, Evan Hefflin and Everett Buck took fifth place, and Connor Tripp and Ethan Hefflin took seventh place.

Last weekend, Prentice, Kriss, Harmon (singles) and Prentice and Harmon (doubles) competed at the Regional Tennis Tournament in Tacoma, but none qualified for state.   

Both singles lost their first match, won their second match, then were eliminated by a second loss. The doubles team lost its first two matches.

Senior Spencer Cultice of Ridgefield — which just rebooted its boys tennis program this year — advanced to state after finishing second at the GSHL 2A District Tournament in Longview Oct. 20-21. Cultice did not drop a game in her first two matches, but lost 4-6 and 5-7 to juggernaut-freshman Colton Smith from Tumwater.

He may have another shot at beating Smith next May during the state tournament in Seattle.

 

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