5A tournament at three Boise sites
The 5A tournament is Friday and Saturday at the Boise Racquet & Swim Club, and Capital and Bishop Kelly high schools. Championship matches begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at BRSC.
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Borah senior Kyle Whittaker takes the No. 1 seed coming off a District Three title and a second-place finish at state in 2014. Also back are last year’s third-place (Centennial’s Gavin Hatter) and fourth-place (Boise’s Jacob Schoenherr) finishers.
Boise senior Bianca Mok is a strong favorite to win her fourth consecutive state title.
Eagle senior Andrew Tzeng, who won state last year with a different partner, has teamed up with younger brother Adam this season. The Tzengs are undefeated.
Eagle’s Amelia Cogan and Skylar Schossberger are undefeated in 21 matches. Timberline’s Brooke Hadley won state last season with Kourtney Brown, but Hadley has a new partner in Devon Austin-Canning. The duo finished second at the district tournament behind Cogan and Schossberger.
Meridian’s David Galway took second last year to Idaho Falls with then-teammate Hannah Uhlenkott. Galway is paired with Uhlenkott’s younger sister, Sophie, this season. They are seeded first.
Back to defend their titles are Canyon Ridge’s Cole Hunt (boys singles) and Century’s Alex Kempf and Sydney McRoberts (girls doubles). State play is Friday and Saturday at Timberline High, Appleton Tennis Center and Fort Boise. Championship matches begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Appleton.