Esther Kwon and Jen Lewis are no longer on opposite ends of the tennis court. They are in this together.
The two Camas High School sophomores, who faced each other in the 3A district singles title last year, captured the 4A district doubles championship Saturday, at the Vancouver Tennis Center.
“We were one and two last year. I’m so proud we were able to win it all again for our school this year,” Lewis said. “It’s a lot less pressure playing with someone I’m very good friends with off the court.”
Kwon and Lewis kicked off the tournament by sweeping two teams from Evergreen Friday. They came back on Saturday and beat Skyview’s Kristina Metz and Macy Belleu 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals. Kwon and Lewis then defeated Union’s Courtney Newell and Rhiannon Morfin 6-1, 6-0. They won a total of 48 games in the tournament, and only gave away four.
“It’s a wonderful experience for them to be able to have that moment together,” said head coach Jonathan Burton. “Tennis can be a lonely sport when you’re out there all alone. Playing doubles gives them a whole new outlook on the game.