West, South co-champs in tennis

September 29, 2012 

Whitney Williams of South High was the only top-seeded player to capture a championship Saturday at the Cook Inlet Conference tennis finals at the Alaska Club North.

Williams breezed to the girls singles title by blanking West's Ava Lekander, 6-0, 6-0. She got through her semifinal match without dropping a set too.

Elsewhere, upsets abounded:

• Second-seeded Eddie Lewis of South upset West's top-seeded Reed Lekander to take the boys singles title, 6-4, 6-3.

• Lauren Drake and Adrienne Fox of Dimond took the girls doubles title by outlasting top-seeded Katrina Brown and Grace Weinstein of West, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

• Andrew Kim and Ryan Roys, the No. 2 seed from East, took the boys double title with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over West's John Gutsch and Keenan Hodges, who reached the final by stopping top-seeded Alex Elson and Robert Miller of South in the semifinals.

• Second-seeded Alec Parry and Ellen Rumley of East took the mixed doubles crown with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Service's Aden Moon and Jessica Piraino, who upended top-seeded Anton Clark and Saharra McKee of West in the semifinals, 6-3, 6-3.

West and South shared the team championship, with both teams finishing with 17 points.

Cook Inlet Conference tennis championships

Alaska Club North

Team scores - 1) tie, West and South 17; 3) Dimond 11; 4) East 10.

Boys singles

Final - Eddie Lewis (So) def. Reed Lekander (W) 6-4, 6-3. Semifinals - Lewis (So) def. Cole Fox (D) 6-1, 6-2; Lekander (W) def. Justin Wolfe (So) 6-0, 6-0.

Girls singles

Final - Whitney Williams (So) def. Ava Lekander (W) 6-0, 6-0. Semifinals - Williams (So) def. Elana Fortson (W) (3) 6-0, 6-0; Lekander (W) def. Hannah Hansmeier (So) 6-1, 6-1.

Boys doubles

Final - Andrew Kim/Ryan Roys (E) def. John Gutsch/Keenan Hodges (W) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Semifinals - Gutsch/Hodges (W) def. Alex Elson/Robert Miller (So) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Girls doubles

Final - Lauren Drake/Adrienne Fox (D) def. Katrina Brown/Grace Weinstein (W) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. Semifinals - Drake/Fox (D) def. Madeline Boslough/Alli Haynes (W) 6-0, 6-0; Brown/Weinstein (W) def. Palden Flynn-Zoey Flynn (So) 6-4, 6-1.

Mixed doubles

Final - Alec Parry-Ellen Rumley (E) def. Aden Moon-Jessica Piraino (Se), 6-2, 6-1. Semifinals - Moon/Piraino (Se) def. Anton Clark/Saharra McKee (W) 6-3, 6-3; Parry/Rumley (E) def. Victoria Goss /Alex Shercliffe (C) 6-0, 6-1.

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