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Originally published Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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Tennis state championships at a glance

Max Manthou of Kentwood is looking for third straight 4A singles title.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Class 4A

WHERE: Tri-City Court Club and Kamiakin High School, Kennewick.

FRIDAY: Matches start at 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY: Finals at noon.

2008 BOYS CHAMPIONS: Singles, Max Manthou, Kentwood. Doubles, Willie Guo and Ryan Cho, Edmonds-Woodway.

2008 GIRLS CHAMPIONS: Singles, Christy Sipes, Gig Harbor. Doubles, Aya Sugimoto and Corinne Wurden, Central Kitsap.

Class 3A

WHERE: Vancouver Tennis Center.

FRIDAY: Matches start at 8 a.m.

SATURDAY: Finals at 10:15 a.m.

2008 BOYS CHAMPIONS: Singles, Davis Mangham, Lakeside. Doubles, Max Franklin and Matt Ellis, Mercer Island.

2008 GIRLS CHAMPIONS: Singles, Brittany Reed, Kamiakin. Doubles, Demi Warner and Alison Welch, Kamiakin.



Max Manthou, Jr., Kentwood, won the 4A tournament in his freshman and sophomore years.

Matt Overland, Jr., Kentridge, took third in last year's 4A tournament.

Kevin Kosanke, Sr., Bellevue, Sea-King 3A District champion went undefeated in fall regular season.

Max Franklin, Mercer Island, won 3A doubles last year and returns this spring with a new partner, Andrew Smith.

BOYS SCOOP: Manthou is the favorite to run his 4A state title streak to three years; the 3A tournament should be more unpredictable.


Meghan Cassens, So., Decatur, finished as 4A runner-up in her freshman year.

Christina Le, Jr., Union, returns after third-place 3A finish last year.

Natalie Allen, So., Holy Names, two-time Metro champ took fifth in 3A last spring.

Julia Galbraith and Nell Shonnard of Bellarmine Prep are the 4A doubles favorites after taking second last year.

GIRLS SCOOP: With Sipes leaving high-school tennis this year, Cassens has a great shot at the 4A title in just her sophomore year. Le and Allen should contend for the 3A title.

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