Photos by Gerardo Bolong
Eunica Serafica of Foster eyes her toss.

Vu and Trieu triumph

By Gerardo Bolong

Evergreen High School juniors swept through all their matches without losing a set culminating with a defeat of of Tyee's Cressa Terrado and Janice Roman in the championship match of the Seamount League girls tennis tournament at the Tyee Educational Complex in SeaTac on Friday, May 16. Both teams will go to to the WCD III district tournament at the Kitsap Tennis Club beginning on May 23.

"They are a new doubles team this year and had to beat a confident and tested doubles team in the final," reported Wolverine head coach Steve Quesinberry. "Hao was a force at the net and Cecilia regulated the baseline and charged forth with appropriate aggression when necessary. They played their best tennis of the year together."

In a consolation match on Sat., May 17, Foster senior Eunica Serafica who was in state singles last season took the third and last seed to district by winning a 6-2, 6-2, match against her opponent from Renton after losing a 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, match against the third-seeded opponent in the semis.

"I was able to hold serve and be consistent in all serves and returns," she said. "I was disappointed in losing in the semis."

Bulldog head coach Sopheak Ngeth described this season's Foster team.

"We lost last season's four year group and we have a new set of girls as a complete rebuild," he said. "Thirty four girls turned out and stayed. most of them were beginners. They learned quickly. Against the No. 2 seed, Eunica just couldn't close it out. After 2 1/2 seasons of doubles, she improved all year and learned more every match. She's very talented and picks up strategy quickly. She'll get extra practice before district."

In singles, Liezel Villanueva of Lindbergh outlasted Kimberly Hoang of renton for the No. seed to district.

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