Tigers, Bearcats Complete Day 1 of Sub-Districts


A handful of W.F. West and Centralia girls tennis players are alive and remain in contention of a district tournament spot after day one of the 2A Evergreen Conference sub-district tournament on Monday.

In doubles, second-seeded Centralia duo Liza Hopkins and Maddie Corwin are undefeated with three-straight wins and will face top-seeded Sienna and Athena Moore of Black Hills for the sub-district title on Tuesday.

W.F. West’s third-seeded Mari Ceesay and Kaylynne Dowling are in the semifinals of the loser’s bracket after going 2-1 on the day.

W.F. West doubles teams Katelyn Wood and Emma Weerasinghe, along with Lillian Huffed and Emma Hamilton, are both eliminated after losing their first-round matches.

“Really happy with those young kids,” W.F. West coach Jack State said. “They played hard and battled. Really good experience for them.”

On the singles side, top-seeded Bearcat Claire Kuykendall won her first-round match against Charlize Guitierez, 6-0, 6-0, and will play in the second round on Tuesday.

Fourth-seeded Bearcat Laura Yip was eliminated in the first round by Zoe Guintoli, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Bearcat Hannah Feaster beat Hadley Ritter of Aberdeen, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round.

Centralia’s Evie Rooklidge defeated Feaster in the second round, 6-3, 6-2. Feaster rebounded to defeat Monica Peddi in her third match, 6-1, 6-1. Feaster and Rooklidge are still in contention for a district spot.

The sub-district tournament will resume at 3 p.m., Tuesday, at Black Hills High School.