Former Skyview High tennis teammates, and both former All-Region players of the year, Andrew Kabacy and Jonathan Hutley squared off on Sunday as college opponents for the first time.
Kabacy, a junior at Willamette University, and Hutley, a freshman at Whitworth, finished the Northwest Conference regular season at Salem, Ore., with Kabacy coming out on top in the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 7-5.
It was Hutley’s first No. 1 singles match for the Pirates, while Kabacy has been the Bearcats’ No. 1 the past three seasons.
Whitworth won the dual 5-4.
Both Hutley and Kabacy had doubles victories for their teams, but not against each other.
The teams also played on Saturday with Hutley winning at No. 3 singles for Whitworth, while Kabacy lost at No. 1 singles in a third-set super tiebreaker. They both had doubles wins as Whitworth prevailed 7-2.
Kabacy, a two-time 4A state champion and three-time All-Region player of the year for the Storm, went 6-7 at No. 1 singles during the Bearcats’ season after going 5-0 in the abbreviated 2020 season.
Hutley, a 4A state placer in 2019, was 7-10 in singles overall for the Pirates having played at No. 1 through No. 5 during the season.
Grey helps PSU softball rebound
Portland State’s softball team is on an upward trend, and Woodland graduate Olivia Grey is at the center of it.
After starting 3-20, the Vikings ended the regular season by winning seven of their last 10 games to finish 11-24 overall.
Grey, a redshirt freshman, was in the pitcher’s circle for five of those seven wins, throwing three shutouts. She allowed just one hit in her two most recent outings, an 8-0 win over Sacramento State and a 6-0 win over Weber State.
Over her last five games, Grey lowered her season ERA from 10.05 to 6.37.
Portland State finished sixth in the Big Sky Conference at 8-10. The Vikings will play in the conference tournament May 13-15 in Ogden, Utah.
Local runners shine for Gonzaga track
A trio of Clark County distance runners are having a successful track season at Gonzaga.
Camas graduates Yacine Guermali and Jackson Lyne recorded fast times on Sunday.
Guermali ran the second-fastest 5,000-meter time in school history, clocking 13 minutes, 50.47 seconds at the OSU High Performance Meet in Corvallis, Ore.
Lyne, a freshman, won the open section of the 5,000 meters, finishing in 14:57.
Ridgefield’s Kyle Radosevich also moved up the Gonzaga ranks at that meet. The freshman ran the sixth-fastest 10,000-meter time in program history, placing ninth in 29:51.
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