NK wins state 2A boys title in doubles

Viking places 7th in singles for girls

Josh Smith and Drake Jones of North Kitsap won the state title in doubles at the 2A tournament in Seattle Saturday.

Teammate Teegan DeVries placed seventh at state in singles, losing to Lotte Steinback of Selah for fourth place, 7-5, 6-1.

Smith-Jones took the crown with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Quentin Garretson-Malachi Young of Selah. Earlier Saturday, in the semifinals, they edged Connor Lee-Ambrose Wang of Pullman 7-5, 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker).

They advanced to the quarterfinals, first beating Michael Soule-Damon Gunderson 6-1, 6-4 and following that up with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Bridger Wakey-Sawyer Nicholes of Anacortes.

DeVries went 2-1 in matches last Friday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington campus. She opened with an easy 6-0, 6-0 win over Molly Romancock of Hockinson, but then fell to Rhoda Wang of Pullman 6-0, 6-1. To get into the trophy round, she then beat Ari Domniti of Columbia River in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

Two other boys doubles teams from NK also competed at state.

Carl Burchill-Ethan Gillespie won their opening match 6-3, 7-5 over Kolby Uhlenkott-Garrison Holland of Pullman, but then fell to Garretson-Young 7-6, 6-2. They were then knocked out of the tourney with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Clive Iwersen-Isaac Knickrehm of Bellingham.

Vikings Garrett Rhoads-Ryan Williams lost their two state matches — 6-2, 6-2 to Joseph Chung-Aaron Boggess of W.F. West and 7-5, 6-3 to Eldride-Eiera of Enumclaw.


For the Kingston boys last week in Olympia, Orlando Chiquiti shot an 83 after shooting a 79 Tuesday. Ashton Purser scored a 94.

For the North Kitsap boys, Mac McKinnon shot a 91 and Jake Poggi a 102.

Ben Sweet of Sequim and Zach Miller of White River tied for first, both with rounds of 71, 71 for an overall score of 142. Von Wasson of Centralia had the low score on the first day with a 69, but he shot a 75.


North Kitsap’s girls softball team was quickly eliminated in the state 2A fastball tournament last week in Selah.

The Vikings, seeded 11th, were beaten soundly by No. 6 Tumwater 18-0 in five innings.

Since they lost, they had to play soon after and fell to No. 14 Rochester 8-3.

Ryan Williams at the net.
Ethan Gillespie serves while Carl Burchill plays the net in their state match.

Ethan Gillespie serves while Carl Burchill plays the net in their state match.