The Sehome boys tennis team won or tied for its 11th straight district tournament title Tuesday and advanced two entries to the state tournament at the Class 2A bi-district tournament at Skagit Valley College.
Sehome’s Shane Lynette, who entered as the top seed in the singles draw, beat Bellingham’s Owen Morrison 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals, Sammamish’s Sam Koy 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals and Sedro-Woolley’s Kyle Beuse 6-3, 6-3 in the championship match to claim the singles crowd and defend his title from last year. Beuse and Koy, who finished third, also earned berths into the state singles draw next spring.
Lynette also will be joined at state by teammates William Zhang and Michael Bornstein, who finished second in the doubles draw. They beat Liberty’s Cade Hughes and Connor Hunt 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and Bellingham’s Koal Reyes-Schulze and Ben Grabau 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals before falling 6-2, 6-1 to Liberty’s Marco Sobrino and Bryan Le. Liberty’s Calvin and Colby Vuong earned the bi-district’s third berth to state.
Sehome scored 19 points, beating out Liberty’s 16 and Bellingham’s 14. Bellingham and Sehome tied for the district title in 2014, and the Red Raiders were the last team to win the crown outright in 2006.
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Length of Sehome’s run of district titles corrected Oct. 19, 2017.