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Skyview 2013 State Champs 

Overall: District Champs 9 Years Straight

Varsity: 13-0

JV: 9-3

C: 6-5

League:

 


 

 

News:

Boys Tennis—Practice begins on Monday August 25th, 2014.  Please be at the tennis courts at 2:30 pm ready to practice.  There will be an important team meeting on the first day of practice, so even if you have not turned in your Athletic Clearance Packet, please come to the meeting. However, you cannot participate physically in practice until you are officially cleared. This is a no-cut sport, so all are welcome to join the team.  If you are interested in 'Pickup Workouts' this summer to get ready for the season, send an email to jay.gowen@vansd.org with your name, email address, and cell number. We'll let you know if and when we'll hold these open workouts for new or returning players. Everything you need to know is at http://skyview.vansd.org/tennis/ 
You can also follow the storm tennis twitter account by texting “FOLLOW stormtennis” to the number 40404.  Hit the courts as often as possible this summer and be ready to go August 25th at 2:30.

Ooops, Super-Sam did it again! 3rd State Title in 3 years! The legend continues! Skyview places 4th as a team in the team competition. See the article in the Columbian.

http://blogs.columbian.com/high-school-sports/2013/06/17/skyview-tennis-more-than-just-three-players-at-state/

 

This year's Practice Schedule when courts are dry: Varsity 2:15-4:00, JV 2:45-4:20, C 3:45-5:15. This provides more court time, more instruction, and more overall hitting than 1 or 2 practices only.

 

 

 

REMINDER: BUSES ARE ONE WAY FOR ALL MATCHES EXCEPT RA LONG!

ALL PLAYERS ELIGIBLE WITH 10 PRACTICES OR MORE PRIOR TO TOMORROW WILL RIDE THE BUS AND PLAY A MATCH AT PRAIRIE. ALL OTHER PLAYERS WILL HAVE A PRACTICE HERE AT SKYVIEW FROM 2:30-4:00.

All players with 10 practices will play here today against River. No match at River today. Everyone is home. Be here at 2:30 for practice all players playing or not. Team meeting at 2:45

Picture Day will be Monday September 30th at 2:30 before our match at home against Evergreen. Come see Gowen for order forms or print them from the picture website http://www.petersonsphotography.com/images/Sports_Order_Form_Rev._1.4_Part_A_and_B_.pdf

 

 

PRACTICE UPDATE: Thursday August 29th: Courts drying still. Practice if weather holds will be from 3:15 to 4:30.

Friday August 30th: Practice will be from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Let your parents and rides know.

Lets carry this years success to next year. Here is the info on the coming tennis season!

Boys TennisPractice begins on Monday August 26th, 2013.  Please be at the tennis courts at 2:30 pm ready to practice.  There will be an important team meeting on the first day of practice, so even if you have not turned in your Athletic Clearance Packet, please come to the meeting. You cannot participate physically in practice however until you are cleared. This is a no-cut sport, so all are welcome to join the team.  If you are interested in 'Pickup Workouts' this summer to get ready for the season, send an email to jay.gowen@vansd.org with your name, email address, and cell number. We'll let you know if and when we'll hold these open workouts for new or returning players. Everything you need to know is at http://skyview.vansd.org/tennis/  You can also follow the storm tennis twitter account by texting “FOLLOW stormtennis” to the number 40404.  Hit the courts as often as possible this summer and be ready to go August 26th at 2:30.

http://blogs.columbian.com/high-school-sports/2013/06/17/skyview-tennis-more-than-just-three-players-at-state/

CONGRATS TO OUR TEAM FOR BEING LEAGUE, DISTRICT, REGIONAL, AND FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER, 2013 STATE CHAMPIONS AS A TENNIS TEAM. SAMMI HAMPTON EARNED HER 2ND STRAIGHT SINGLES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND KRISTINA METZ/MACY BALLEW BLEW THEIR OPPONENTS OUT OF THE WATER TO EARN 4TH PLACE AND FINALIZE OUR TEAM TITLE! THIS SEASON WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AND WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE MEMORIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS TEAM!

Team rings: TEAM RINGS ARE $139. SEE GOWEN IF YOU WANT TO ORDER ONE!

 

 

Congratulations to the NOW 8 year in a row district champions Skyview Girl's Tennis Team. They capped another amazing league/district season with the league championship and district championship last night. Sammi Hampton won 1st place in singles and Kristina Metz/Macy Ballew clinched our team title with a strong dominating performance over a good Union 1 team. EVERY PLAYER on varsity contributed points to make this our BEST team effort EVER. Great job. So proud of you all! :)

Tennis Banquet for entire team is Monday June 10th at 6:00 PM in the commons. Was earliest date they would give us. Please mark your calendars. Assignments will come after state is over at the end of May.

Match for entire team at Camas today. Bus at 2:30. Should rain out though.

Picture day is Monday at 2:30 for entire team. Print and bring photo form at this link http://www.petersonsphotography.com/images/Sports_Order_Form_Rev._1.4_Part_A_and_B_.pdf

 

Match for top 15 today at Vancouver Tennis Center against Fort. No bus. Be there by 2:45. See Gowen on whether you are playing or not.

Picture Day for entire team: Varsity, JV and C team is Monday April 22nd at 2:30 on the courts before the match. Be there ready to go as we only have a half hour or so to get all the pictures done. See Gowen for order forms or go to petersonsphotography.com click on sports, then click on school sports order form.

 

MATCH AGAINST RIVER TOMORROW: NO BUS! DRIVE YOURSELVES ONLY OR GET A RIDE WITH YOUR FAMILY OR ONLY THOSE ON PERMISSION SLIP. VARSITY, JV SINGLES, AND JV 1 DOUBLES WILL BE AT RIVER ASAP TO START THE MATCH AROUND 2:45. THE REST OF JV DOUBLES AND C TEAM WILL BE AT SKYVIEW.

MOUNTAIN VIEW TOURNAMENT: FRIDAY/SATURDAY VARSITY ONLY: NO BUS ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. BE AT CLUB GREEN MEADOWS BY 3:20 ON FRIDAY FOR MATCHES AND 10:30 AM ON SATURDAY. WILL KNOW MORE FRIDAY AT 3:20.

 

Remember, shirt order forms are due today. If you have not turned in your permission slip, do so before the next match. See Schedule link for updated match schedule.

 

 

1st Match today for all players eligible with 10 practices. All of varsity and JV singles will be at Skyview by 2:45. Match starts 3:15. All JV doubles and all of C team will be on the bus leaving at 2:15 for Prairie High School. Go Storm!

Regular Non rain out Schedule is Monday-Friday: C team practice 2:15-3:30 and varsity/JV practice from 3:15-5:00 PM. Saturday practices T.B.D.

Tentative Rain out Schedule is the following but could change on court availability:

Mon: C team upper gym 2:15-3:15, Upper practice at VTC from 2:30-4:45

Tuesday: C team upper gym 2:15-3:15, Upper practice at VTC 3:30-4:45

Wednesday: C team upper gym 2:15-2:45, Upper practice at VTC 2:30-4:45

Thursday: C team upper gym 2:15-3:15, Upper practice TBD (Meadows someweeks from 3:00-4:30 when courts are available)

Friday: C team: To be determined, Upper practice VTC 2:30-4:45

See Gowen with questions on anything! Lets get players out!

 

 

1st practice at 2:30 today on the courts if dry. If they are wet, meet in the 800 wing computer lab!

PRE SEASON GIRL'S TENNIS MEETING TOMORROW FEBRUARY 16TH AT 7:20 AM IN THE 800 WING WITH GOWEN FOR ALL GIRL'S POSSIBLY INTERESTED IN PLAYING TENNIS THIS SPRING. WE WILL ALSO LOOK AT POTENTIAL UNIFORMS. STORM GIRL'S TENNIS!

1st Meeting/Practice for Girl's Tennis for ALL GIRL'S INTERESTED will be Monday February 25th at 2:30 either on the courts if weather cooperates or in the 800 wing computer lab if rainy. All girls should attend the meeting whether cleared or not but only those cleared and eligible can begin practicing. Start practicing now to get ready for a historic season!

 

 

 

The team potluck PIZZA diner and DESSERT banquet will be Monday October 29th at 6:00 PM in the commonsVarsity/JV: bring pizza to share with everyone.C Team bring a dessert to share with everyone.Utensils, plates, napkins, etc will be provided.

Congrats to all the Storm team for doing awesome at Districts. Especially to Geo Cloakey and Rudy Ostergard for taking charge and earning 3rd place and a spot at the regional tournament in Tumwater this weekend. They rocked!

 

 

 

 

C Match added for Thursday at Home against Columbia River. Varsity and JV have bus for Heritage that leaves at 2:30 that day.

Last JV/C practice is this Wednesday.

Varsity only practices start Friday at 2:15.

Districts for varsity only are October 18th, 19th, and 20th at VTC.

Team Banquet for ALL PLAYERS AND FAMILIES is Monday October 29th at 6:00 PM in the Commons.

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity and JV Home Match today 9-27-12 VS Heritage. C practice after school until 3:00. No JV or C practice Friday. Varsity only tournament Friday/Saturday at Club Green Meadows. Bus leaves Friday only at 2:30. Matches start at 3:30.

Match Monday October 1st against Union. Varsity and JV Singles has a bus that leaves at 2:30. JV Doubles and C team are Home.

A c match has been added today AT COLUMBIA RIVER. Bus leaves at 2:15 for entire team. C team will get dropped off at River, Varsity/JV will get dropped off at Battle Ground. Go Storm!

Regular Practice Today Tuesday.

Varsity and JV Singles match at home against Union on Wednesday. JV doubles and all of C team ride the bus at 2:30 to Union and play there.

Regular practice Monday and Tuesday. Varsity only match at Hudson's Bay on Wednesday. One way Bus leaves at 2:15. Practice for JV and C team at 2:15. Normal Practice for all Thursday. Varsity and JV match at Mark Morris on Friday. 2 way bus leaves at 2:00 PM.

Practice will end by 4:00 PM today. There will be practice Monday Morning: Labor Day at 9:00 AM. You must have 10 practices before you can play in the first match which is Wednesday September 5th at River for varsity and JV and home for C team.

Also our season's schedule is uploaded on the schedule tab. We might add some C matches with teams that are available and have the numbers so keep checking for updates. Players will also be told daily about any changes.

Boys tennis has begun and practice is Monday-Friday from 2:30-4:15. Contact Coach Gowen at jay.gowen@vansd.org if you have any questions.

You can also recieve live updates by following our storm twitter account. To sign up, text FOLLOW stormtennis to 40404.

Championships are earned in the offseason so hit the courts as much as possible this summer. We've got a lot of work to do. Go STORM TENNIS!

Check out the article on Sammi Hampton all region girl's tennis player of the year!!

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/jun/14/sammi-hampton/ 

Check out the article on Kent Andreasen all region boy's tennis player of the year!!

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/jun/15/kent-andreasen/ 

 

 

 

 

 

The tennis awards POTLUCK DINNER banquet for all players/parents is Monday June 11th at 6:00 in the library. Please come a little early to help set up.

Here are the potluck food assignments:
9th graders=desserts
10th graders=salad with dressing
11th graders=fruit tray, mixed fruit, etc
12th graders=paper goods, utensils, cups, etc
Seniors please email Rayna’s mother Catalina telling her what you are bringing. Rdh933@msn.com 

2. Please wash and bring your uniforms to Mr. Ray in the library.

 

News:
Super start of season

We've got about 65 girls cleared and practicing. We've got a great freshman class to build our dominant future. And it's currently sunny! (Don't look at the weather forecast for next week. Not good.)

We've added an embedded Google Calendar for our schedule which will allow us to better maintain and update the schedule for all. If you've got Google skills, you can add this calendar to your own to have it current and on your computer or phone when you need it!

News:
Let's go girls!

The crocus are coming up. The rainfall has increased. It must be time for spring tennis! Practice starts Monday, February 27. All players should meet in the library at 2:30. If you are not cleared, please attend the meeting at 2:30 to find out what's up. Get cleared. The secret numbers for the season: 1-4-7-12-??

News:
History-making year for the Storm Boys and Girls

Skyview enjoyed a truly epic year of success for our tennis program. This is an embarassment of riches that reflects so well on our players, our parents, our coaches and our school. Congratulations to all for a year of hard work, great tennis and fantastic teamwork!

Girls first...

  • Over 65 players turned out for Skyview Tennis making our program the most consistently massive program in SW Washington
  • Our JV was undefeated in league
  • Our varsity has now finished as league champions in five of the last six seasons
  • Britanna are 2011 District Doubles Champions
  • Brittany Ellingsen is a three-time district champion
  • Skyview Girls are now six-time GSHL district champions. Only one team has had four or five straight championships. That would be Skyview in 2009 and 2010 respectively
  • Britanna and Kristara earned the first-ever regional team trophy for either boys or girls in the West Central Tournament
  • We qualified a historic-high four girls to the state championship
  • We won our first state team trophy ever for the girls program, our second-place finish is also the highest team finish for either boys or girls
  • Brittany and Anna have been selected as Columbian Girls Tennis All-Region Athletes of the Year
  • And then Brittany and Anna are 4A doubles state champions
  • Brittany and Anna are both playing in college next year. Brit at Eastern and Anna at Seattle U.

And then the boys...

  • 4A Academic State Champions
  • Kent placed 4th in singles at state
  • Kent is Columbian Boys Tennis All-Region Athlete of the Year, again.
  • Lukas Kleinman will be playing tennis at Linfield
  • Chris Erkkila hopes to be playing at Pacific Lutheran

News:
Make that Girls AND Boys All-Region Athletes of the Year

Coming soon to a Columbian near you--Kent Andreasen, again All-Region Boys Tennis Player of the Year!

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jun/18/bounce-back-ability-keeps-andreasen-among-best-in/

News:
Brit and Anna All-Region Athletes of the Year

Great article and picture of Columbian All-Region athletes of the year...Britanna!

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jun/10/doubles-decision-pays-off-for-skyview-pair/

News:
Brittany and Anna are State Champions!

What more can you say? Here's the video of the exciting final point:

http://vancouver.katu.com/news/sports-recreation/skyview-doubles-team-wins-4a-state-championship/440777

News:
Storm make history at State

In a tough singles bracket, Kent Andreasen battled through to win-out and earn a 4th place finish. Kristina Metz and Tara Carrie won a critical loser-out match on Friday to finish 9th, but more importantly score two team points which clinched a first-ever team trophy for the girls. The Storm came in second place which bests the third place finish for boys last year.

News:
Let's make that a six-peat

The Storm girls continued their dominance in post-season with an unprecedented sixth-straight district title. Facing a must-win match vs. Battle Ground on Monday, Kristina Metz and Tara Carrie fought off nerves and illness to prevail, earning them a berth at the regional tournament and edging out Battle Ground for a 22-21 team finish.

On Saturday, Brittany Ellingsen and Anna Romanovsky won the doubles championship in a win over Metz and Carrie. They will also advance to the regional tournament in Tacoma this week as the GSHL 4A #1 seed.

Essential to the overall district team title strategy, strong singles finishes by Sonya Hampton (4th) and Caroline Marso (5th) made the difference. Rayna Mathis and Darby Tinker were also part of Skyview's district championship team.

Match:
Tied, not broken

So, I was wrong. We tied for a second-straight league title, this year with Battle Ground. Skyview has now had all or part of the league title for 5 of the last six seasons. Go Storm!

News:
Andreasen and Erkkila off to regionals

The Skyview boys will send two players as GSHL 4A singles seeds into the regional tournament in Tacoma next week. Kent Andreasen was runner-up in the district final and Chris Erkkila placed 3rd. Because the original #1 seed is unable to play, both Kent and Chris move up and move into the draw. Play begins on May 19.

News:
Boys are 4A Academic State Champions

For the second time in the history of our program, the boys have earned top state scholar-athlete recognition for the 2010-11 season. They will be recognized at the state tournament in Vancouver later this month. Team members are Kent Andreasen, Ryan Budnik, Nate Coleman, Chris Erkkila, Matt Fleischauer, Daniel Harris, Lukas Kleinman, Nigel Lyons, and Tyler Peterson.

News:
Kleinman to play tennis at Linfield

Senior Lukas Kleinman has chosen to play tennis at Linfield next fall. Lukas has been with the Storm for four years and finished third in doubles with Nigel Lyons this last year. He will join three other Skyview alums who have played for Linfield. Good luck, Luke!

Match:
Ten wins. One more league W to go.

The Storm swept Evergreen behind two strong singles matches from Caroline Marso and Rayna Mathis. Doubles ran the table with Kristara and HeiDar and Melemily putting some stickers on their cans of Rip It.

Match:
Storm sweeps three Union matches

Led by a strong singles showing by Caroline Marso, the Storm beat the Titans 4-1 in their last of three dual matches. Doubles swept as still-unbeaten Britanna and Kristara continued dominating opponents. Also winning were Rayna Mathis and Darby Tinker at doubles.

Match:
Storm back on track

Skyview got its eighth league win, completing a three-match sweep vs. Heritage. Winners were Caroline Marso, Britanna, Kristara and RayDar. JV winners were Emily Irwin and Melani Ortiz.

Match:
Ouch. Ocho is the loneliest number.

The Battle Ground Tigers bit the Storm varsity to give Skyview its first loss of the season. Despite doubles wins from Britanna and Kristara, it wasn't enough to overcome a strong BG squad. The JV remained unbeaten with a strong showing from Emily Irwin, Melani Ortiz, Caroline Marso, Savannah Bukant, Deidre Dockter and Katie Nash.

Match:
Seven heaven

Demonstrating Skyview's depth of talent, the Storm picked up another sweep with a 5-0 win vs. Evergreen. Singles winners were Sonya Hampton and Heidi Johnson. Doubles winners were Kristara, Ray-o-line, and Melemily.

The JV remained unbeaten with their own sweep. Winners were Savannah Bukant, Priya Kudva, Marie Ross and Devon Zahm. Awesome JV showings from Ali Olson, Cambria Prentice-Watson, Deidre Dockter and Katie Nash made it a meal!

Match:
Make that two vs. Union

Despite a plucky Union squad, the Storm prevailed 3-2 in the second of three matches vs. the Titans. With two three-set matches, doubles made the difference. Winners were Britanna, Kristara, and Hei Ray. JV won handily 4-0 before a rain cancellation.

Match:
Four straight in league

The Storm collected its fourth league win in a close one vs. rival Union HS. Ray Mathis saved the day with a clutch singles win at #1. Doubles wins came from Britanna and Kristara.

Match:
Second sweep for Storm

Varsity, JV and C squads swept Evergreen on Monday with all players and teams winning. Varsity winners were Sonya Hampton, Emily Irwin, Brittany Ellingsen, Anna Romanovsky, Tara Carrie, Kristina Metz, Rayna Mathis and Darby Tinker.

JV winners were Melani Ortiz, Caroline Marso, Marie Ross, Devon Zahm, Priya Kudva, Amanda Egan, Megan Kimitsuka and Tiffany Calverly.

Match:
Timberwolves extinct

The Storm traveled to Heritage last night and swept all varsity, JV and C matches. Varsity winners were Sonya Hampton, Emily Irwin, Brittany Ellingsen, Anna Romanovsky, Kristina Metz, Tara Carrie, Heidi Johnson and Melani Ortiz.

JV winners were Darby Tinker, Marie Ross, Devon Zahm, Caroline Marso, Rayna Mathis, Priya Kudva and Amanda Egan.

News:
Twitter...not just for parents anymore

We will be posting updates, scores, late-breaking news and Tweety information to the Stormtennis Twitter feed. All players should sign up to keep up with what's breaking with the Storm Tennis scene. We will tweet all changes to practices and matches via Twitter.

Here's how:

How to Follow via SMS/Text Message: Send a text to 40404 with the words "follow stormtennis" in a message to Twitter to start following us. You will get updates and information by text as they're posted.

How to Follow on the Web: Click "follow" under any profile picture on Twitter. Or click "Who to follow" on the main page and select "stormtennis."

News:
Alumni Olbrich rocks the hardwoods

Playing both tennis AND basketball at Linfield, Abby continues with her super-human athletic skills. Article from the Columbian.:

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