Green River Wins Men's Tennis Title
SPOKANE, WASH- Green River took home four individual/doubles titles and one team title from this weekend's NWAACC Championships held in Spokane. The team victory marks their second consectutive NWAACC Championship. The Gators had representatives in all but one championship match. Winning individual glory for the Gators was Travis Johnson who won the #2 singles utle over Spokane's Michael Shelton in three 6-3,2-6,6-1. Fellow Gator Chris Dew won the #4 singles championship beating Milad Arefi 6-,6-4. Dew teamed up with Adam Blackner to win the #1 doubles title over Spokane's Alex Hart and Shelton 6-2,2-6,7-5. Johnson and Michael Paretta won the #2 double 6-2,6-2 over Spokane.
Esteban Ferrero won the #1 singles title beating Spokane's Hart 6-3,6-3. Andrew Persen of Spokane defeated Paretta 6-0,6-0 for the #4 singles title. Shoreline's Brian Kaloper bested Arefi (GRCC) 4-6,6-1,7-6(1). Jarrod Watson won the #5 singles championship.
Spokane finished second in the tournament, eight points behind Green River. Shoreline was third. Treasure Valley and Skagit Valley were fourth and fifth respectively.
#1 Singles: Esteban Ferrero (TVCC) def Alex Hart (CCS) 6-3,6-3.
#2 Singles: Travis Johnson (GRCC) def Michael Shelon (CCS) 6-3,2-6,6-1.
#3 Singles: Chris Dew (GRCC) def Milad Arefi (SHCC) 6-0,6-4.
#4 Singles: Andrew Persen (CCS) def Michael Paretta 6-0,6-0.
#5 Singles: Jarrod Watson (CCS) def Konner Ayris (GRCC) default.
#6 Singles: Brian Kaloper (SHCC) def Milad Arefi (GRCC) 4-6,6-1,7-6(1).
#1 Doubles: Blackner/Dew (GRCC) def Hart/Shelton (CSS) 6-2,2-6,7-5.
#2 Doubles: Johnson/Parretta (GRCC) def Boyle/Persen (CCS) 6-2,6-2.
#3 Doubles: Watson/Skinner (CCS) def Ayris/Arefi (GRCC) 4-1 (retired).
Men's Coach of the Year: Wally Heidenson, Spokane.