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State tennis: Camas boys, girls come away with four titles

Singles, doubles and team trophies all come home with Papermakers

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff
Published: May 27, 2023, 6:42pm
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Camas boys and girls tennis teams won 2023 4A state titles with a big weekend in Kennewick.
Camas boys and girls tennis teams won 2023 4A state titles with a big weekend in Kennewick. (WIAA photo) Photo Gallery

Pretty much everything went Camas’ way on the tennis courts in Kennewick on Saturday.

A singles state champion, a doubles state champion and two state team titles.

All in a day’s work for the Papermakers.

Sophomore Hailey Kerker won her second consecutive Class 4A singles title and had to go through two Bellarmine sisters to do it.

Kerker first beat Anya Moravek in the semifinals 6-3, 6-3, and then fought back to beat Lucia Moravek 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 for the title.

Taryn Kerker and Fiona Zou added to the trophy haul by winning the 4A doubles title with a pair of straight-set victories over two teams from Newport.

Kerker and Zou won their semifinal match 6-2, 6-2, and then capped off the tournament with a 6-4, 6-0 win in the final.

Camas’ Sophia Rundle and Lena Trieu placed sixth to help give the Papermakers 32 points to beat out Newport (27) for the team title.

Aiden Brasier placed third for the Camas boys in singles with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tate Thatcher of Lewis and Clark. Brasier lost in the semifinals to Ben Lee of Jackson 6-1, 6-2.

Leo Zhao placed eighth in singles as Camas finished with 15 points to edge out Issaquah, Jackson and Newport — all with 11 — for the team title.

Union’s Rowan Thawani and Alex Lin placed eighth in doubles.

Big finish for Columbia River girls

Lauren and Sydney Dreves completed their romp through the postseason tournaments with two straight-set wins to claim the 2A state doubles title at Seattle.

The Dreves sisters beat Adia Newcomb and Kalanie Newcomb of Lynden in the semifinals, and then Kira Carlson and Ella Morrow of Bellingham in the final.

It is Lauren Dreves’ second consecutive state doubles title, having won last year with Grace Rudi, who graduated.

Columbia River’s Emma Lungwitz placed fourth in singles with a straight-set win over Henleigh Elder of East Valley of Yakima.