Saturday, May 28, 2016
T-Bird tennis player Sasha Gaeth won three matches and lost only one match at the WIAA State 3A Tennis Tournament at the Tri-City Court Club Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th.
Gaeth placed placed fourth after beating her Garfield high school opponent 6-1, 6-3 in her consolation final.
She started the tournament on Friday morning with a dominating 6-0, 6-1 win over her Hazen high school opponent. She faced a very strong player from Interlake and lost her first match of the season in a quarterfinal match. She bounced back with a very tough match with a top Eastern Washington player from Kennewick and won 7-6 ( 7-3 ), 6-2.
The win moved her into the consolation final with the winner placing 4th and loser placing 7th. Gaeth ended her Spring high school tennis season with a 24-1 record, Wesco South Singles champion, District 1 Singles champion and won 48 sets and lost only 2 sets.
Her T-Bird teammates, District 1 singles champion Gunnar Thorstenson, District 1 doubles champions Kyle Berquist and Hugh Gaevert, District 1 doubles number 2 Ellie Allen-Hatch and Emily Wright, had strong showings but were eliminated early.
Thorstenson, Berquist and Gavert each won one match of three they played.
Coach Arnie Moreno says, "Shorewood players represented their community and school with great tennis and fantastic sportsmanship."