Lewis and Gianan earn doubles bi-district title

Kwon places second in singles

Jen Lewis and Hannah Gianan are now bi-district and district doubles tennis champions.

All eyes will be on these two Papermakers to see if they can complete the sweep at the state tournament this weekend, in Richland.

“We’re good friends. Both of us are relaxed and having a good time while playing,” Gianan said. “Remember to have fun, stay focused, play our game and we’ll be fine.”

Gianan and Lewis proved winning the district title wasn’t a fluke when they meet Union’s Jelena Vidovic and Sydney Wallace again in the championship round of the bi-district tournament Saturday, at the Capital City Club in Olympia.

Gianan said the rematch was a lot closer, but the two Papermakers prevailed 7-6 (3), 6-4.

“It was definitely a good match,” Gianan said. “The people cheering us on helped out, and we were able to stay focused the whole time.”

Lewis and Gianan enjoyed spending time with Vidovic and Wallace off the court.

“Even though it’s competition, it’s very friendly competition,” Lewis said.

Esther Kwon earned second place for Camas in the single’s bracket. She defeated Jessica Lam (Kentridge) 6-4, 6-4; Christine Ly (Kentridge) 6-2, 6-1; and Megan Hagerty (Graham Kapowsin) 6-1, 6-3 to get to the finals. Skyview’s Sammi Hampton beat Kwon 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match.

“I’m very happy with the way Esther has played,” said Camas head coach Jonathan Burton. “She’s making powerful shots down the line, mixing her attack well and becoming unpredictable to her opponents. She’s just a very focused person on the court right now.”

Briggs and Zach reach state

Washougal doubles team Haley Briggs and Christina Zach qualified for the 2A state tournament Friday and Saturday, at the Nordic Tennis Center in Seattle.