Our own Tara Carrie designed graphics for both our t's and hoodies. We've also got a few other goodies to trick out your look this spring. You must turn in forms and money to the business office by Wednesday, March 28th.
Here's the form.
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!
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-??
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!
- 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
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!
Brit and Anna All-Region Athletes of the Year
Great article and picture of Columbian All-Region athletes of the year...Britanna!
Brittany and Anna are State Champions!
What more can you say? Here's the video of the exciting final point:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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