Bellevue sweeps the 2017 Tennis Championships
MOUNT VERNON, WA -- The Bellevue men and women swept the 2017 NWAC Tennis Championship at Skagit Valley College today.
The Bulldog Men won seven of nine match titles to cruise to a 138-123 win over runner-up Spokane. The Sasquatch won a pair of titles in the #5 and #6 singles while finishing runner-up in the other seven.
Skagit Valley Men finished third with 86 points while Treasure Valley struggled with only 13 points.
Edgardo Quintero Delgado won the men's #1 singles title 6-3, 6-4 over Spokane's Sean Singco. Quintero Delgado also teamed with Bence Da Re in the #1 doubles competition with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Spokane's team of Singco and Blake Lynd.
The women's team title went right down to the final match as Bellevue and first year program Highline were tied at 112 heading into the women's #1 singles match.
Heading into the final match Bellevue and Highline had each won 4 championship matches.
Moriah Austin, the 2016 singles champion, was pitted against Highline's Megan Hagerty. Hagerty had defeated Austin 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 on March 11 and came into the tournament as the #1 seed.
Austin won the first set 6-2, but Hagerty knotted up the score in a 7-6 second set win.
Austin then clinched the Bellevue team victory with a 6-2 third set win. She is the ninth women's tennis player to win back to back titles since the first women's championship in 1979.
Hagerty, a freshman, was paired with freshman teammate Celeste Andreotti in the #1 doubles where they defeated Austin and sophomore Marissa Kirk 7-6, 6-3.
Placing third was the team from Treasure Valley followed by Skagit Valley and Spokane.
The tennis titles are Bellevue's 7th (Men) and 12th (women). The Bulldog women have dominated in the last 13 years under BC head coach Jason Chapman winning 12 of 13 titles.
Chapman was named Men's Tennis Coach of the Year while Highline's Laura Rosa was named the Women's Coach of the Year.
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Skagit Valley 86
Treasure Valley 13
Treasure Valley 66
Skagit Valley 33