Hazen senior, freshman duo finish second in state | Girls Tennis

Sophia Kissin, left, and Misa Takami pose with their medals. Courtesy photo Brian Takami

A duo from Hazen High School, Misa Takami and Sophia Kissin, came in second place in the 4A state tournament.

The 4A and 2A state tennis tournaments were held May 26 and 27.

The 4A took place at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Hanford High School in Richland and the 2A was played at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

4A

The Hazen Highlanders girls tennis team tied with Camas and Wenatchee for fifth place with a score of 10 points.

On May 26 Marcus Lee and James Chen lost their first round match to a duo from Bothell 2-0.

In a loser out game, Lee and Chen lost 2-1 to Todd Beamer ending their season.

Takami and Kissin won their first round match 2-0 over a pair from West Valley.

Continuing their winning ways, the pair beat Kennedy Catholic 2-0.

In the semifinals May 27, Takami and Kissin beat a pair from Ferris 2-0.

To finish in second place, Takami and Kissin lost 2-0 to a duo from Newport High School.

Prior to their No. 2 state finish, Takami and Kissin won five matches to claim the North Puget Sound League doubles title and won four matches to claim the West Central 3 District championship title.

Both Takami and Kissin were named to the NPSL Cascade Division all-league first team. And Takami, a senior at Hazen, was named NPSL singles player of the year after she finished the season undefeated in both singles and doubles with a 13-0 record.

This past weekend was Takami fourth consecutive trip to state but her first as a double team.

Kissin, a freshman, will likely compete as a singles player next year, Gail Ellis, Hazen head coach, said in an email.

2A

The Liberty Patriots boys tennis team finished in a two way tie for sixth place with a team score of 9 points.

Ethan Le and Bryan Le from Liberty won their first match 2-0 against a pair from East Valley (Yakima).

The two continued their winning ways beating a duo from Sequim 2-0.

Entering day two Le and Le lost 2-0 to Clarkston.

The duo played a pair from Kingston and won 2-0. The win placed the two in third place in the 2A state tournament.

The Lindbergh Eagles boys tennis team came in 13th place with a score of 5 points.

Donovan Dang and Patrick Tiamzon from Lindbergh play in the first round May 26.

The duo beat a pair from Mark Morris 3-0.

Dang and Tiamzon lost its next match 2-1 to Kingston.

Following that loss, the duo beat a Highline double team 2-1. Continuing their season May 27, Dang and Tiamzon lost 2-0 to another Highline duo.

The loss landed Dang and Tiamzon in seventh place.

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