State Tennis Roundup: Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth takes fourth, North Kitsap’s Karly Rojas finishes sixth

SEATTLE — Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth and North Kitsap’s Karly Rojas represented Kitsap as its only two state placers at the 2A girls state singles tennis championship at Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Nemeth, a senior in her final tournament, placed fourth. Rojas, a freshman making her state tournament debut, finished sixth.

Rebounding after a loss in straight sets in the quarter finals, Nemeth beat Tiffany Phout of East Valley (Spokane) 6-2, 6-2, then knocked of Mary-Frances Ballew of Selah 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to take fourth.

Rojas reached the semifinals but had to play Foster senior Ana Rios for a second straight week and Rios took the match 6-4, 6-1. Rojas then took on Luciana Sobrino of Liberty and Sobrino prevailed 6-1, 6-0.

Bremerton’s singles player Garrett Lawson and the North Kitsap doubles team of Jared Reister and Logan Chmielewski also qualified for state, but did not place.

Central Kitsap’s Madison Scruggs and Candice McKee won their first match, but lost the next two and did not place.