Skyview sophomore Andrew Kabacy became the only 4A Greater St. Helens League player to advance to state in May by winning a bi-district match Saturday at Club Green Meadows.
Kabacy, who also qualified for state last year, defeated Bothell’s Andrew Schuller 6-1, 6-2 in the winner-to-state match.
He got up quick on Schuller, taking 3-0 leads in both sets. And yet, said he was still feeling the pressure in the match.
“It was more pressure than yesterday,” he said, comparing it to the 4A district final on Friday that he won in three sets. “But I felt confident going in.
“At 2-0 then 3-0, I felt that I was in the zone and focused in.”
Camas’ Spencer Kang came up short against Newport’s Edwin Carlos 6-1, 7-5.
In doubles, both Union teams lost in straight sets.
District champs Andrew Chanthavong and Bjorn Morfin played a spirited match before bowing out to Derek Chao and Kobe Sarusaud of Issaquah 6-4, 6-3.
Alex Calpagui and Quinn Lamey lost to Derek Huang and Travis Kayahara of Newport 6-0, 6-1.
3A BI-DISTRICT — Columbia River’s Owen Carlson and Nathan Crary earned a return trip to state by placing third at Tacoma with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win over Colby and Adrian Tong from Auburn Riverside.
They were the only 3A GSHL players to place in the top five and advance to state.
UNION 3, BATTLE GROUND 0 — Three first half goals propelled Union into a Monday matchup against Skyview in the 4A district tournament.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 3, HERITAGE 0 — Emma Cox had two goals and an assists as the Thunder advanced to play Camas on Monday.
HOCKINSON 5, W.F. WEST 1 — Rylee Seekins scored three goals and assisted on one as Hockinson advanced in the 2A district playoffs. Cameron Bielat had a goal and assisted on Alyssa Chapin’s goal.
Hockinson advances to play Black Hills, which beat Woodland 1-0.
RIDGEFIELD 5, R.A. LONG 0 — Taryn Ries scored two goals and Madi Ochoa and Kara Klaus each had a goal and an assist as Ridgefield advanced to play Tumwater in the 2A district playoffs.
Cedar Tree advances athlete to state — August Albers placed 11th in the 2B/1B district meet in Onalaska to become the first Cedar Tree Classical athlete to advance to state. The Ridgefield school started a cross country program this year.