All-Region Boys Tennis Player of the Year

Kent Andreasen, Skyview High School

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Season highlights

• Won his first-round match at the Class 4A state championships.

• After falling in the quarterfinals, Andreasen rebounded to win his next two matches to place fourth at state.

• A junior, Andreasen has now made it to state all three years — with two placings. He was second in 2010.

• Took second place at the district tournament in the fall, then took second at the bi-district tourney in spring.

More about Kent

• Favorite movie: “Top Gun.”

• Favorite book: “Lord of the Flies.”

• Favorite TV show: “Pawn Stars.”

• Most influential person: “My mom (Keiko Andreasen). I play this sport so much. It’s hard to mentally stay in it year-round. When I’m down, she always motivates me to keep playing. She helps me enjoy the sport more.”

Next year and beyond

• Andreasen said he wants to maintain a high grade point average and get a high SAT score. Eventually, he wants to play tennis in college. “That’s my dream.”

Quotable

“All you can ask for is to play as hard as you can and see how you do. I was pretty happy with the way I played.”

Kent Andreasen

On his season, his fourth-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament.

Rest of All-Region team

• Mark Bright, jr., Union: Teamed with Buckley to place fourth at 4A state tournament in doubles.

• Jacob Buckley, fr., Union: A second-team all-league selection in singles; doubles in postseason.

• Tommy Foster, sr., Union: Teamed with Horne to be named 4A GSHL doubles team of the year.

• Connor Horne, jr., Union: Teamed with Foster to win district title and place third at 4A state.

• Nico Lemo-Severich, sr., Washougal: Exchange student from Bolivia placed third at 2A state.

• Alex Wallace, jr., Union: 4A district singles champion; Class 4A GSHL all-league first team.