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2A / 3A state tennis: Columbia River girls win state team title with River boys 2nd

Mountain View doubles Frost and DeSantis place 7th on VTC courts

By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff
Published: May 25, 2024, 9:38pm
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Columbia River tennis players (from left) Jenny Serebriakova, Emma Lungwitz, Sydney Dreves and Annie Morgan helped the Rapids win the 2A state team title on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Seattle.
Columbia River tennis players (from left) Jenny Serebriakova, Emma Lungwitz, Sydney Dreves and Annie Morgan helped the Rapids win the 2A state team title on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Seattle. (The Columbian) Photo Gallery

The Columbia River girls tennis team may not have come away with a singles or doubles champion at the 2A state tournament on Saturday in Seattle.

But the Rapids did bring back to Vancouver a big team trophy — the state champion’s trophy.

Behind a runner-up result in doubles by Annie Morgan and Sydney Dreves, a fourth-place in singles by Jenny Serebriakova and a seventh-place by Emma Lungwitz helped the Rapids to 25 points and a first-place team finish at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on the University of Washington campus.

Columbia River was second as a team last year.

Dreves, who won the doubles title last year with her sister Lauren, and Morgan had not dropped a set at state until the final against Ella Morrow and Kira Carlson of Bellingham.

It was Morrow and Carlson who the Dreves sisters beat last year for the state title, but the Bellingham team avenged the previous year’s straight-set loss with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

Serebriakova and Lungwitz were paired up against each other in a final match for the third tournament in a row. Lungwitz won the 2A district title match, and Serebriakova the 2A bi-district title match. Saturday’s fourth-place final at state went to Serebriakova 6-1, 6-2.

Ridgefield’s doubles team of Ella Norman and Abigail Vance placed seventh.

In the boys tournament, Columbia River came away with two fourth-place finishes.

Lucas Walburn defeated Joshua Mullings of Ephrata 6-2, 6-1, and the doubles team of Fuller Beyer and Trent Sarvela won their fourth-place final 6-4, 6-3.

The Columbia River boys placed second in the team standings behind North Kitsap.

3A state at Vancouver Tennis Center

Mountain View’s Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost were the last local team standing on the home courts and they came away with medals.

The Thunder’s top double team reached the quarterfinals on Friday, but fell into the consolation round with a loss. They came back on Saturday to win the fourth-place semifinal 6-4, 6-4 to ensure a state medal.

DeSantis and Frost would place seventh, falling to Claire Murphy and MK Fuller of Holy Names Academy 6-3, 6-3.

The Vancouver Tennis Center was jam-packed for two days with the 3A boys and girls tournaments that saw the Mercer Island girls win the team title and a doubles title, and Lakeside of Seattle win the boys team title and a doubles title as well. Arham Mefta of Juanita won the boys singles title in three sets, and Lake Washington’s Amina Avdic win the girls singles title in straight sets.

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