Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
                                Interlake Saints singles player Addie Eklund, left, won the KingCo 3A singles tournament at Mercer Island High School on May 4. The doubles duo of Olivia Sun (center) and Sylvia Eklund (right) captured the KingCo 3A doubles tournament championship.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman Interlake Saints singles player Addie Eklund, left, won the KingCo 3A singles tournament at Mercer Island High School on May 4. The doubles duo of Olivia Sun (center) and Sylvia Eklund (right) captured the KingCo 3A doubles tournament championship.

Saints win KingCo 3A tennis tournament championship

Interlake tennis team finishes regular season with undefeated record.

Dominating the action at the net has been a proverbial mode of operation for the Interlake Saints girls tennis team throughout the 2018 season.

The Saints, who compiled an undefeated overall record of 12-0 during regular season dual matches, earned first place at the KingCo 3A tennis tournament on May 3-4 on Mercer Island. The Saints compiled 56 team points at the tourney.

“We have been very dominant this year. The next closest school (second-place finisher) had 19 points,” Interlake head coach Matthew Perlman said.

The dynamic doubles duo consisting of Olivia Sun/Sylvia Eklund won the doubles tournament title. Interlake freshman Addie Eklund won the singles tournament as well. Interlake junior Angel Le captured second place in the singles tournament. The doubles squad of Jessica Liang/Shereyaa Mukund registered a second-place finish in the doubles tournament.

Perlman was proud the KingCo tournament championship matches in both the singles and doubles tourney consisted of Saints athletes.

“We had an all-Interlake doubles and singles final. We also had a player (Abby Nash) take third place in singles (tournament). We had seven of our nine entires into the KingCo tournament advance to districts next week, which is fantastic,” Perlman said. “It is an amazing feeling and it gives the girls a lot of confidence to know they’re playing on a team that is so highly skilled. They just continue to excel.”

Perlman said the Saints tennis players don’t only thrive on the tennis court, they epitomize what it means to be a true student-athlete.

“They are amazing. They’ve really represented Interlake’s core values very well, which are integrity, humanity and scholarship. They take very rigorous course schedules and are just excellent well-balanced student athletes. This has been a really cool and unbelievable season,” he said.

Interlake will compete at the Class 3A 2018 Sea-King district tennis tournament on May 16-17 at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.


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