Two dominating factors are still in play in the 4A Greater St. Helens League tennis world: Team Union and Skyview’s Kent Andreasen.
Andreasen, a senior, got the best of Union’s Alex Wallace on Saturday at the Vancouver Tennis Center to claim his third district singles title. Scores were 6-1, 6-3.
Wallace, a senior, won last year’s district title over Andreasen in three sets.
“Kent is an amazing player,” Skyview coach Jay Gowen said. “He worked with such precision today. At least he was smiling about it afterwards.”
Union had plenty to smile about as the Titans captured their fourth consecutive district title and second at the 4A level. They have not lost a league match in four years.
“There are nine kids going to regional, and six are Union players,” said proud Union coach Dave Heitsch.
The top three finishers in singles and doubles advance to a regional tournament in May to play for berths to 4A state.
It was an all-Union doubles final with Mark Bright and Connor Horne defeating Andrew Bagherpour and Jacob Buckley in a thriller 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (4).
Also earning a spot at regionals is Skyview’s team of Matt Fleischauer and Nathen Wooden.
Union’s Tanner Blake, a sophomore, made a solid run in singles to reach regionals well.
3A district — Mountain View junior Trevor Jones added a third district title to his credit, holding off Columbia River’s Chris Perez 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 on Saturday at Club Green Meadows.
Jones’ result, and the depth of the Thunder squad, helped lift Mountain View to the team title with 36 points. Columbia River was second with 32, and Camas third with 22.
The top four singles players and doubles teams earned berths to the regional tournmanet in May to play for spots to the 3A state championships.
Columbia River’s Ian Jones and Zac Jones won the doubles title with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Mountain View’s Kyle Lowe and Chieh Han.
Also earning doubles spots to the regional were two Camas teams: Sam Lin and Naoki Tsuruta; and Gus Cooper and Jonathan Ho.
Also advancing in singles were Trong Nguyen of Fort Vancouver, and Dylan Koester of Columbia River.
King’s Way Christian 50, Taholah 6 — Jay Becker rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns plus threw for four more as King’s Way remained unbeaten in league play.
Becker completed 12 of 28 passes for 285 yards.
Chris Crenshaw caught six passes for 167 yards and two TDs for King’s Way (7-1 overall).
Carter Coval also caught two TD passes, and Cody Krippner caught a TD pass and threw for one.
David Veltcamp had another solid effort on defense with 15 tackles. Daniel Butler had 13.