This story previously omitted Eastmont’s Bekah Waterhouse, a regional qualifier in girls singles. The errors have been corrected in this version.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee boys and girls tennis teams each won district titles Monday in competition that stretched into the evening hours because of rain.
On the girls side, there was an all-Wenatchee final in singles, while a Panthers doubles team also advanced to regionals.
“I was just really proud of all four of our girls today,” said head coach Norm Armstrong.
Amy Scheumann defeated teammate Katie Willis 6-0, 6-3 in the singles final, and completed an impressive personal feat in the process. Scheumann, a senior, was a district champion all four years with the Panthers.
“I don’t know if it’s ever happened,” Armstrong said. “She won the first three in doubles with two different partners, and this year she did it on her own.”
Eastmont’s Bekah Waterhouse finished fourth and is also headed to Spokane.
On the boys side, Hudson Barnhart won a pair of matches to claim the singles title Monday, and remained untested in the tournament.
“Going in he was thought to be the dominant player by far, and nothing changed any of that during the tournament,” said Wenatchee boys coach Ron Zielinski, whose team won its third district title in four years.
Barnhart lost just three games in two straight-set victories.
Wenatchee has two boys doubles teams advancing — Clint Vidano and Jack Rechtin were first and Nick Mandelis and Troy Patterson took third — and Eastmont is also sending a doubles team through to regionals, though not the one the Wildcats expected.
Eastmont’s No. 1 doubles team of Justin Canada and Dillon Delabarre got into a position where they needed to win one of their last two matches to advance, but lost both and had to settle for sixth place, with the top five teams moving on.
Wildcats Aaron Lince and Tyson Andrews, on the other hand, finished fourth and are headed to the regional tournament Friday in Spokane.
Monday’s second day of districts ran several hours late after rain forced much of the competition to be held indoors at the Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club.
“We were supposed to start at 11, and that’s about when it started raining,” Armstrong said. “The WRAC was real gracious. They were so helpful today in helping us get all of our matches in.”
The tournament moved indoors until the rain stopped, then went back outside when the sun reappeared, then ultimately finished up inside because of darkness.
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