2A Girls Tennis: Bearcats Clip Tigers by Razor-Thin Margin


After W.F. West’s and Centralia’s last match ended in a rare tie, Thursday’s competition nearly ended the same way. The two squads were tied 3-3 at the end of the game, then tied 7-7 in sets until W.F. West won 67 games to 56 to break the tie and come away with the win.

“It was a great battle,” W.F. West coach Jack State said.


  • No. 1: Liza Hopkins (C) def. Claire Kuykendall (WFW), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • No. 2: Kaylinne Dowling (WFW) def. Olivia Wiley (C), 6-0, 6-1
  • No. 3: Nora Sas (C), def. Cadence Edminster (WFW), 7-5, 6-2 


  • No. 1: Maddie Corwin/Maya O’Dell (C) def. Tianna Jeffries/Stephenie Drummond (WFW), 7-5, 6-2
  • No. 2: Mari Ceesay/Hannah Feaster (WFW) def. Serena Stahr/Evie Rooklidge (C), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
  • No. 3: Julia Capen/Grace Sells (WFW) def. Olivia Norros/Emily Wilkerson (C), 6-4, 6-2

“First doubles played very well,” State said. “I was pleased with Mari and Hannah, who came back and won. This is just the 10th time they’ve ever played tennis. Julia and Grace keep getting better and better.”

Friday is the seeding meeting for the sub-district tournament, which is set to take place on Monday and Wednesday at Tumwater and Black Hills high schools.