Top seeds prevail in CIC quarterfinals
The top seeds all picked up quarterfinal victories Friday in the Cook Inlet Conference tennis championships at The Alaska Club North.
For top-seeded singles players Whitney Williams of South and Reed Lekander of West, getting into the semifinals was a breeze. Both posted 6-0, 6-0 victories.
The No. 1 girls double team of Katie Brown and Alli Haynes of West also posted a shutout, but the top-seeded boys doubles team of Daniel Frentzel and Justin Wolfe of South were tested in a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Dimond's Alex Ahn and Chad Balmes.
The top-seeded mixed doubles team of Palden Flynn and Bryce Foster of South plays its first match in Saturday's semifinals.
West owns a narrow lead in the team standings with 13 points. South and Dimond follow with 10 apiece.
Finals will be played Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. (boy doubles, girls doubles) and 3:30 p.m. (mixed doubles, boys singles, girls singles).
Cook Inlet Conference tennis championships
Alaska Club North
Team scores -- West 13, South 10, Dimond 10, East 7, Service 6, Chugiak 4, Bartlett 1
Boys singles -- Cole Fox (D) d. Ian Kroloff (Se) 6-2; 6-0. Diego Velez-Gonzalez (C) d. Robbie Brewer (E) 6-0; 6-0. Eli Neslund (E) d. Anthony Plagge (Se) 6-3; 6-2. Reed Lekander (W) d. Alex Wong (So) 6-0; 6-0.
Girls singles -- Ava Lekander (W) d. Cheryl Anspach (B) 6-0; 6-0. Adrienne Fox (D) d. Cristina Whitworth (So) 6-0; 6-1. Ellen Rumley (E) d. Megan Ahn (D) 7-5; 6-0. Whitney Williams (So) d. Sarada Prasad (Se) 6-0; 6-0.
Boys doubles -- Anderson/Hodges (W) d. Bonney/Lekites (C) 6-1; 6-2. Alexander/Stone (D) d. Hayhurst/Rutherford (So) 6-4; 6-7; 6-3.Ortland/Scott (W) d. (3) Moon/Morgan (Se) 6-3; 3-6; 6-4. Frentzel/Wolfe (So) d. Ahn)/Balmes (D) 6-3; 6-4.
Girls doubles -- Baker/Flynn (So) d. Alversado/Rice (E) 6-0; 6-0. (3) Falconer/Kennedy (W) d. Lillis/Salanguit (Se) 6-1; 6-1. Angmo/Carey (D) d. Horton/Williams (E) 7-5; 7-5. Brown/Haynes (W) d. Almario/Matthew (So) 6-0; 6-0.
Mixed doubles -- Clark/Silverman (W) d. Grant/Wight-Crask (E) 6-4; 6-4. Boyer/Haines (C) d. McCormackSolis (D) 6-0; 6-3. Bruce/Stone (Se) d. Baird/Lay (B) 6-0; 6-0.