Spokane men and Bellevue women claim 2008 tennis titles
Spokane, Wash - The Spokane Sasquatch men edged the Green River Gators by a mere ten points to claim the 2008 NWAACC Men's Tennis Championship title.
The Ladies title wasn't quite as close as the three-time defending champion Bellevue Bulldogs out-distanced runner-up Skagit Valley Cardinals by 33 points to claim their fourth consecutive NWAACC title.
Wally Heidenson of Spokane was named the men's Coach of the Year and Jason Chapman of Bellevue was named women's Coach of the Year.
Men's Team Results
Spokane 136pts, Green River 126pts, Shoreline 44pts, Skagit Valley 31pts, Treasure Valley 24pts
Men's Singles (top six)
Champion Mike Shelton, Spokane def. William Herbert, Green River 7-5, 6-4
#2 Travis Johnson, Green River def. Doug Truitt, Spokane 6-1, 6-3
#3 Mike McIntosh, Spokane def. Conner Ayris, Green River 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
#4 Bernardo Nogales, Green River def. Andrew Persen, Spokane 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
#5 James Ravotti, Green River def. Stephen Gant, Spokane 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
#6 Cameron Rassmussen, Spokane def. Angelito Daquiz, Green River 6-1, 6-3
Men's Doubles (top three)
Champions Doug Truitt & Mike McIntosh, Spokane def. William Herbert & Travis Johnson, Green River 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
#2 Mike Shelton & Andrew Persen, Spokane def. Conner Ayris & Bernardo Nogales, Green River 6-1, 6-2
#3 Cameron Rassmussen & Stphen Gant, Spokane def. Angelito Daquiz & Brook Fitzsimmons, Green River 6-3, 6-1
Women's Team Results
Bellevue 120pts, Skagit Valley 87pts, Green River 78pts, Shoreline 48pts, Spokane 25pts, Treasure Valley - Inc.
Women's Singles (top six)
Champion Yuki Nakamura, Green River def. Ciara Schultz, Bellevue 6-2, 6-1
#2 Courtney Groszhans, Bellevue def. Kelsey Richardson, Green River 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-4
#3 Azusa Takahashi, Skagit Valley def. Heather Steigelmeyer, Spokane 6-0, 6-1
#4 Ribeka Hirokawa, Green River def. Hanna Jordt, Bellevue 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
#5 Rika Matsumoto, Bellevue def. Starla Seal, Skagit Valley 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
#6 Lauren Heino, Bellevue def. Holly Olson, Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-0
Women's Doubles (top three)
Champions Kari Fiske & Betty Wang def. Ciara Schultz & Courtney Groszhans, Bellevue 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
#2 Ribeka Hirokawa & Yuki Nakamura, Green River def. Caitie Newman & Azusa Takahashi, Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-4
#3 Missi Parr & Holly Olson, Skagit Valley def. Rika Matsumoto & Lauren Heino, Bellevue 6-4, 7-5