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Local juniors lead Robinswood team to Nationals | Community sports news
A Robinswood Tennis Center junior team brought home a sixth place finish from the USTA 18 & Under National Championship in Columbia, South Carolina, led by a host of local athletes.
After dropping its first match to the Caribbean championship team from Puerto Rico, the Robinswood team came back with three straight wins over teams from New York, Minnesota and Texas to finish sixth.
Robinswood won the Pacific Northwest title in Yakima to earn their spot in the National Championship tournament.
Players competed best of five matches in boys and girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles during the tournaments.
Edwin Carlos, Newport, sophomore
Cameron Coe, Mercer Island, junior
Travis Kayahara, Newport, sophomore
Thiago Bandiera, Eastlake, sophomore
Rachel DeCaires, Eastside Catholic, sophomore
Melanie Lee, Mercer Island, junior
Miji Suhr, Mercer Island, sophomore
Megan Bastian, Eastside Catholic, junior
Coach Jason Chapman, Robinswood Tennis Center