2013 State Tennis
Megan Robinson claims the highest placement at State Tennis in Chelan High School history.
Robinson claims fourth at state tennis championships
By Richard Uhlhorn
Junior Megan Robinson defeated Navi Lehal of Naches Valley 8-2 and secured a spot in the medal round. On Saturday morning, Megan played her final match of the tournament and defeated Tracy Melville of Lind-Ritzville-Sprague 6-0, 6-2 to finish fourth in State Play. This is the highest a Chelan girls singles player has ever placed at the State Tournament, said Coach Marty Rothlisberger.
The road to the fourth place finish began when Robinson opened her run against Felina Razey of Zillah, a familiar opponent that Chelan singles player Heather Poppie played in the State Tournament last year. Razey is a strong player and hard hitter, but Megan was able to beat her with consistency and accuracy, winning the match 6-2, 6-2. Robinson then faced Hayley Newman of South Widbey. Robinson won the first set 6-3, but lost the next two sets to Newman who played strong at the net, 6-4, 6-3. Newman went on to finish second in the tournament.
The senior boys doubles team of Dillon Morrison and Frank Rosas also won their opening match against the Hunter Barr-Anton King team from Medical Lake by staging a mentally tough comeback win 1-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3. In the second round, Rosas and Morrison faced the defending state champions and went down to defeat 6-0, 6-1. The Charles Wright Academy team went on to capture their second state title.
In their final loser out match on Friday, Frank and Dillon faced Andrew Vargas and Sean Singco of LaSalle. It was one of the more exciting doubles matches of the season, said Rothlisberger. The roller coaster match ended with La Salle on top in a tiebreaker 9-8 (9-7).
2013 was another great season for Chelan Tennis.
- The girls team finished 2nd in the CTL, 2nd in the District Tournament out of 13 competing teams, and was the only CTL school to beat 2013 State Champion Cashmere this season. They were 12-3 on the season and 55-23 in individual matches played.
- The boys team finished 2nd in the CTL and 4th in Districts out of the 13 competing teams. They were 13-2 overall and 55-20 in individual matches played.
- CTL All-League Honors were:
First Team Frank Rosas & Dillon Morrison in boys doubles;
Second Team Megan Robinson in girls singles, Adrien DuBois in boys singles, Eli Jenkins and Tanner Hendricks in boys doubles.
Honorable Mentions go to Shelby Dietrich & Tess Young in girls doubles and Andrea Rainey & Cheyenne Crose in girls singles.