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Kitsap County Boys Tennis

(All matches 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


2022 record: 7-4 (53-24)

Coach: Mary McCombs

Key players- Senior Aidan McLennan

Outlook: Bainbridge boys have a lot of depth on the court. However, only one of Bainbridge’s three state qualifiers returns as half of a doubles team. In addition, McCombs will need to find a new ace on the singles side. However, never count out the Spartans in the Olympic League.

Schedule: Sept. 6, Sequim; Sept 7, North Kitsap; Sept. 12, at Kingston; Sept. 13, Port Angeles; Sept. 14, Bremerton; Sept. 19, at North Mason; Sept. 21, Olympic; Sept. 25, at Sequim; Sept. 27, at North Kitsap; Sept. 28, Kingston; Oct. 4, at Port Angeles; Oct. 5, at Bremerton; Oct. 11, North Mason; Oct. 11, at Olympic

North Kitsap

2022 record: 10-1 (66-11)

Coach: Jay DeVries

Key players- Senior Mason Chmielewski and juniors Dayshawn Harper and Indigo Gallagher-Zapf

Outlook: North Kitsap turned heads at the state tournament in the spring of last season. The main attraction was alternate Dayshawn Harper making a run to the podium. In addition, a handful of the doubles partners reunite for hopefully a deeper run at state.

Schedule: Sept. 6, Olympic; Sept. 7, at Bainbridge; Sept. 11, Sequim; Sept. 13, Kingston; Sept. 18, at Port Angeles; Sept. 19, Bremerton; Sept. 21, North Mason; Sept. 25, at Olympic; Sept. 27, Bainbridge; Sept. 28, at Sequim; Oct. 3, at Kingston; Oct. 5, Port Angeles; Oct. 11, at North Mason; Oct. 20-21, League Tournament


2022 record: 1-9 (6-64)

Coach: Mark Calogero

Key Players- Senior Avery Berger

Outlook: Kingston had one of its toughest seasons in recent history. Calogero will look to provide some depth so the Bucs can compete alongside their foes.

Schedule: Sept. 6, at North Mason; Sept. 7, at Olympic; Sept. 12, Bainbridge; Sept. 13, at North Kitsap; Sept. 14, Sequim; Sept. 19, Port Angeles; Sept. 21, at Bremerton; Sept. 25, North Mason; Sept. 27., Olympic; Sept. 28, at Bainbridge; Sept. 29, Olympic; Oct. 3, North Kitsap; Oct. 5, at Sequim; Oct. 10, at Port Angeles; Oct. 13, at Bremerton


2022 record: 2-9 (15-62)

Coach: Kristi Gonzalez

Key players- Sophomore Colby Andrews

Outlook: Gonzalez boosted Olympic’s winning total to three times higher than the previous season. Although a few players have graduated, she has a few young players with potential in the long run.

Schedule: Sept. 6, at North Kitsap; Sept. 7, Kingston; Sept. 11, Port Angeles; Sept. 13, at Bremerton; Sept. 14, North Mason; Sept. 19, at Sequim; Sept. 21, at Bainbridge; Sept. 25, North Kitsap; Sept. 27, at Kingston; Sept. 29, at Kingston; Oct. 3, Bremerton; Oct. 9, Sequim; Oct. 11, Bainbridge; Oct. 20-21 Olympic League Championships; Oct. 27-28 West Central Districts


2022 record: 4-7 (28-49)

Coach: Bryan Webb

Key players- Senior Robert Ungren

Outlook: Bremerton lost two of its top three doubles teams, including its state-qualifying duo. With many new faces, Bremerton will be scrambling to field strong doubles squads and an ace on the singles side. However, the Knights should still be competitive in the Olympic League.

Schedule: Sept. 6, Port Angeles;, Sept. 7, at Sequim; Sept. 11, at North Mason; Sept. 12, Olympic; Sept. 14, at Bainbridge; Sept. 19, at North Kitsap; Sept. 21, Kingston; Sept. 25, Port Angeles; Sept. 27, Sequim; Sept. 28, North Mason; Oct. 3, at Olympic; Oct. 5, Bainbridge; Oct. 11, at North Kitsap; Oct. 13, at Kingston


(All matches 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Central Kitsap

2022 record: 10-4 (51-19)

Coach: Melinda Spannuth

Key Players- Seniors Marcus Brotsky and Kai Junior

Outlook: Even though Central Kitsap struggled in the postseason, all of its top players return for their senior campaign. The Cougars should be dangerous in their league and postseason this year.

Schedule: Sept. 6, Peninsula; Sept. 8, 3 p.m. at North Thurston; Sept. 11, Gig Harbor; Sept. 13, River Ridge; Sept. 15, at Timberline; Sept. 18, Yelm; Sept. 20, Capital; Sept. 22, at Peninsula; Sept. 26, North Thurston; Sept. 28, at Gig Harbor; Oct. 3, at River Ridge; Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Timberline; Oct. 10, at Yelm; Oct. 12, at Capital

South Kitsap

2022 Record: 0-4

Coach: Mark Myers

Key players- Seniors Anton Bloch, Matthew Hickle and Justin Standridge

Outlook: South Kitsap’s struggles continue on the tennis courts. Luckily, only one player graduated, giving the Wolves hope they can develop and jump up the standings this season.

Schedule: Sept. 5, at Sumner; Sept. 7, at Puyallup; Sept. 12, Curtis; Sept. 14, Bethel; Sept. 19, Bellarmine Prep; Sept. 21, at Rogers; Sept. 26, at Emerald Ridge; Sept. 28, Graham-Kapowsin; Oct. 3, Bellarmine Prep; Oct. 5, Puyallup; Oct. 10, Olympia; Oct. 12, at Curtis; Oct. 17, Sumner


2022 record: 13-2 (60-18)

Coach: Dave Kraft

Key players: Senior Eli Kraft and juniors Camden Dickey, Nolan Rowe and Carson Langguth

Outlook: Klahowya returns its second-best doubles squad and top two singles players. In addition, the Eagles had a few young talents on their roster that can fill the shoes at the varsity level. Therefore, Klahowya’s success on the tennis court should be repeated this season.

Schedule: Sept. 7, at Life Christian Academy; Sept. 12, at Eatonville; Sept. 19, at Charles Wright Academy; Sept. 28, at Cascade Christian; Oct. 10, at Annie Wright; Oct. 17, at Vashon; Oct. 19, at East Jefferson