Amberly Au and Karolina Dobiecka take the girls doubles title as Westview brings home first Class 6A state team title

Right before Saturday, Westview Substantial Faculty had nothing at all gold from ladies tennis in its trophy situation. No teams had at any time won a point out title, and the Wildcats experienced never ever gained a singles or doubles championship.

But which is all over now.

On Saturday, Westview’s Amberly Au and Karolina Dobiecka took household the Course 6A women doubles title in convincing manner and led the Wildcats to the program’s initial crew title.

Westview completed the event with 25 group details. In 2nd spot was Jesuit with 16 and Clackamas was third with 10.

And whilst the crew title feels great, Dobiecka and Au agreed that the very best experience was to just take the title for mentor Tom Lefor, who has been coaching Westview ladies tennis because 2007.

“It feels fantastic,” explained Dobiecka. “I believe it implies the most for our coach. He’s been coaching tennis for 15 decades now at Westview. He’s a very tricky doing work coach and he’s hardly ever had a software this robust. I think it just means the planet to him to be ready to last but not least choose a state title.”

Exterior of the girls doubles champions Westview bought group factors from ladies doubles workforce Riho Iijima and Tessa Rozendal, who took 3rd in the levels of competition, and Neena Feldman, who took second in singles.

When requested what the toughness of the Westview plan was, Au explained it was both of those the sizing of the method and each individual member’s potential to have achievements at the state tournament.

“The total workforce generally.”

Workforce chemistry is also a important component in the Wildcats’ achievements.

“We’ve been so beneficial and so connected as a spouse and children,” Dobiecka explained. “We’re a large spouse and children. It’s just this sort of a solid setting and absolutely everyone is so supportive.”

In the state finals, Au and Dobiecka observed them selves facing common opponents: Jesuit’s Mishi Batinkova and Libby Day.

“We’ve played them just before and we have overwhelmed them prior to,” mentioned Dobiecka. “So we knew we could beat them yet again. Honestly I believe we ended up just so comfortable participating in with a single a different that we just realized we experienced to be aggressive and take edge when we could.”

Although they had been playing their Metro League rivals, Dobiecka claimed the largest alter to Saturday’s bout was the surroundings. Immediately after a soaked spring moved quite a few tennis matches indoors, Dobiecka and Au identified on their own taking part in the finals in the solar on Saturday.

“We performed districts indoors and a ton of matches indoors,” Dobiecka stated. “So taking part in outside the house was a little little bit of a alter for us.”

On the singles aspect, Clackamas sophomore Lauren Han also produced university historical past in winning the Course 6A girls singles state championship. She’s the 1st Cavalier to do so.

Han conquer Westview’s Neena Feldman in the championship match 6-3, 6-4.

Libby Blair of Sprague placed 3rd, beating Jesuit’s Carissa Gerung 6-2, 6-2. Grant’s Marina Seidi received the consolation title, beating Allie Rist of Grants Go in the finals 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

— Nik Streng, [email protected], @NikStreng