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Prep highlights: Top seeds reach finals of 4A, 3A district boys tennis

By , Columbian sports staff

The top singles seeds at the 4A and 3A district boys tennis tournaments moved safely into the finals.

Tommy James of Camas dropped just two games Friday on his way to the 4A final at Club Green Meadows where he will face No. 3 seed and teammate Aiden Braiser.

Braiser knocked off No. 2 seed Rohan Thawani of Union in the semifinals 6-4, 6-2.

The 3A district singles went according to form at Vancouver Tennis Center with No. 1 seed Elijah Nelson of Prairie dropping just one game on his way to the final. He will face No. 2 seed Kevin Kim of Mountain View.

Union’s top doubles team of Jacob Flentke and James Bertheau dropped just three games in two matches on their way to the 4A district final where they will play No. 2 Naoto Uemura and Austin Shin of Camas.

Uemrua and Shin needed three sets to reach the final, defeating Peter and Alex Lin of Union 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

The 3A doubles final will feature No. 1 seed Trey Gillespie and Jeffrey Tso of Mountain View, and No. 2 seed Geoff Bennion and Owen Lucas of Prairie.

The top three placers from each tournament advance to their respective bi-district tournaments next week.

Seton Catholic’s Parker wins 1A district golf title

Jacob Parker of Seton Catholic held off teammate Sid Apostolou by one shot to win the 1A District 4 golf tournament on Friday.

Parker had rounds of 81-80 for a 161 total over the two-day tournament at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

Apostolou had the low round of the tournament on Friday with a 1-over-par 73, to dramatically close the gap after an 89 on Day 1.

King’s Way Christian’s Isaac Pisarczyk (169) was third, and teammate Hunter Davenport (170) was fourth.

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