Wa-Hi's Cummings, Konen win district doubles title

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YAKIMA - Wa-Hi's girls doubles team of Tianna Cummings and Claire Konen won the district championship after play here Saturday and Monday.

"Tianna (Cummings) and Claire (Konen) played really well throughout the tournament and especially on the second day," Blue Devils coach Keven Peck said. "They got off to a slow start needing to win the first set of the second day in a tie-breaker. After that, however, they left no doubt in anyone's mind that they deserve to be district champions - knocking off DeMond-DeMond of Davis 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match. They now move on to regional play in Wenatchee this Saturday."

The doubles team highlighted Wa-Hi's district performance.

"All the girls represented the program really well at districts over the two days," Peck said. "Even though they did not place, Mary Felt, Jaime Quaresma, Danielle Thongdy and Addie Eedwards all had good singles performances against tough opponents.

"As well, our No. 2 doubles team Kristine Leier and Chantel Desjarlais (sixth place in districts), our No. 3 doubles team Allison Mehn and Rachel Schueller, and our No. 4 doubles team Rosa Tobin and Mari Arceo played some great tennis and showed how much they had developed over the season," he said.

"All-in-all, it was two long days of tennis that produced three doubles teams returning for the second day, a sixth-place doubles finish and district doubles champions - all improvements over last season," Peck said. "The girls did a nice job capping off a league championship with solid district performances. They can be very proud of their efforts this season."

The regional tournament is Friday and Saturday in Wenatchee.

Wa-Hi's district tournament

SINGLES - Mary Felt, Wa-Hi, def Ashley Tucker, M.L., 6-3, 6-4; lost to Cori McMurray, Rich, 2-6, 4-6. Jaime Quaresma, Wa-Hi, def Davis, forfeit; lost to Tasha Talbot, Rich, 0-6, 1-6; Danielle Thongdy, Wa-Hi, lost to Sandia Kim, Davis, 0-6, 0-6; def Tori Klein, Ike, 6-1, 6-1; Addie Edwards, Wa-Hi, lost to Kindra Dietrich, Wen, 4-6, 1-6; lost to Racel Lopez, Ike, 3-6, 1-6.

DOUBLES - Tianna Cummings/Claire Konen, Wa-Hi, def Byam/Yilmaz, M.L., 6-4, 6-0; def Boynton/Qui, Rich, 7-5, 6-0; def Cross/Sellstead, Ike, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1; def Demond/Demond, Davis, 6-1, 6-4. Kristine Leier/Chantel Desjarlais, Wa-Hi, def Maiers/Strickland, M.L., 6-0, 6-0; def Muntean/Klos, Rich, 6-1, 6-2; def Hansen/Willis, Wen, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 lost to Demond/Demond, Davis 6-0, 7-6 (7-4); lost to Maier/Jach, to Davis, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3); lost to Hansen/Willis, Wen, 6-3, 6-3. Allison Mehn/Rachel Schueller, Wa-Hi, def Lopez/Pedemonte, Ike, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3); def Hart/Odegaard, M.L., 6-1, 6-1; lost to DeMond/DeMond, Davis, 2-6, 2-6; lost to Hansen/Willis, Wen, 6-2, 6-3; Rosa Tobin/Mari Arceo, Wa-Hi, lost to Maier/Jach, Davis, 3-6, 6-4, 5-7; def Campos/Lumbaugh, Chia, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

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