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4A League and District Champs

Overall: 11-1

League: 9-1


Awards banquet and ice cream fest

Players, parents, and friends are invited to our awards banquet on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 in the commons. We will have awards and ice cream. All interested players are welcome to join afterward for a visit to the soon-to-be demolished Steakburger Golf-o-Rama for 18 holes of good times. No need to bring anything except yourselves. And your uniform if you haven't already returned it....

Olbrich and Click finish 4th in state

Congratulations to Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click who fought their way to a 4th place finish in the 4A State Tennis Tournament in Vancouver this weekend. Despite a loss in the quarterfinals, the duo fought back through the consolation draw to advance to the consolation final where they met a familiar Bellarmine Prep team. Despite a raucous crowd, Abby and Sarah dispatched the Lions for a second straight year, putting a cherry atop an already sweet finish to their season.

Heather Daniels and Catherine Cloakey advanced to the consolation quarterfinals thanks to a tough 3-set win on Friday. Their two points contributed to a team total that put Skyview in fifth place, just out of team trophy recognition.

Abby and Sarah finished the highest of any previous girls player and the team finish was Skyview's best showing.

Good luck to Abby, Sarah, Heather, and Catherine!

If you are looking for information about the state tournament, click here for the girls doubles draw. Scores will be posted at the conclusion of each match. If you want to come watch, the girls doubles competition is scheduled for 11:30, 1:00, and/or 4:00PM on Friday. (Depending on outcomes.) There is no charge for the state tournament, so you have no excuse not to come out and support Skyview and other GSHL competitors in the state tournament. It's going to be a blast!

We're proud of you, girls. We wish you the best!

Daniels and Cloakey off to state

Playing Inglemoor in a pigtail winner-to-state match on Saturday, Heather Daniels and Catherine Cloakey won in a squeaker 6-4, 6-4. Heather has been to post-season for the last three years but has missed a ticket to state. This year, she's in with senior Catherine Cloakey.

Skyview will be represented to two teams in the doubles tournament. This is the first time that two seeds have advanced to the state tournament of the same gender, making a team placement a very real possibility.

Six varsity players make all-league team

In the strongest showing yet for the Storm, six players were recognized by coaches as outstanding players in the league season.

  • Marley Hughes: Singles 1st Team
  • Abby Olbrich/Sarah Click: Doubles 1st Team
  • Heather Daniels/Catherine Cloakey: Doubles 1st Team
  • Carly Wagner: Singles Honorable Mention

Skyview repeats district championship title

(updated 5/15)

Skyview began the 2007 4A GSHL District Tournament as expected--serious, focused, and highly motivated.

Well, that's the official story.

Despite buckets of fun and a decidedly laid back vibe, the Storm reminded folks that when it comes to winning, nobody does it better than Skyview.

Congratulations to our 2007 District Team: Marley Hughes, Carly Wagner, Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Elaura Rifkin, and Lauren Hobson. You are great athletes, great sports, wonderful teammates, and represent the Storm very well indeed. Thanks to all of our parents, friends, teammates, and supporters for showing the love for Skyview Tennis and supporting our hardworking players!

Tournament highlights:

Marley Hughes arrived in a big way in her quarterfinal match against Bettina Ernst of Battle Ground. With a newfound confidence and a powerful ground game, Marley advanced to a semifinal match against Natalya Agarycheva, who ended up winning the tournament for a fourth straight year. Marley bounced back with a very strong match against teammate Carly Wagner. In the consolation final, Marley lost to Mountain View's Jaclyn Webb and placed fourth overall. Great first season, Marley!

Carly Wagner romped through her first round match and played a spirited quarterfinal against a scrappy Jaclyn Webb. Despite similar tenacious styles, the senior from Mountain View had her day. Carly moved to the consolation round where she is expected to advance. Her first match on Saturday featured another 6-0, 6-0 win. Unfortunately, the bad luck of the draw forced her to play teammate Marley Hughes where she lost. Carly placed 5th overall.

Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click moved to the semi-finals without incident, dropping just a handful of games along the way. In the semifinal, Olbrich and Click cruised past Prairie's #1 team and set up a second-straight Skyview-Skyview doubles final.

Heather Daniels and Catherine Cloakey also advanced to the semifinals after surviving a sparky team from Prairie. The three set quarterfinal tested the pair, but they found their way and finished confidently. They began Saturday a little shaky and went three sets against Mountain View's #1 team. But they regrouped to earn their way to a second straight final.

The doubles final(s)

In the intense and hard-fought doubles final, Daniels and Cloakey came out firing, quickly taking control of the set with aggressive net play and laser-accurate passing shots. But Click and Olbrich, facing the loss of their first set of the tournament, battled back. They responded with Abby's carefully placed defensive shots and Sarah's swinging volleys at halfcourt. The match continued with strong exchanges between teammates featuring the best doubles play of the season and demonstrating that Skyview owns girls doubles in 4A GSHL. Sarah and Abby ended up winning 7-5, 6-2 and repeating as district doubles champions.

On Monday afternoon, Catherine and Heather squared off against the #1 team from Prairie for the second place spot and a chance to also go to state. Despite playing in a virtual fishbowl, the Storm team played with amazing poise, executing an aggressive game plan that overwhelmed the younger team from Prairie. Smooth approach shots from Heather and precise putaways from Catherine made the difference in the tough second set.

Other highlights and factoids:

  • Abby and Sarah automatically advance to state where they placed 7th last year.
  • Heather and Catherine advance to the regional playoff next weekend in Tacoma. Winner of that match will advance to state.
  • Heather is a three time district doubles finalist.
  • Abby is a three time distict doubles winner; in her first season, she won with Heather.
  • Carly and Marley's singles performances guaranteed the district title for Skyview. Without their success (and points), Skyview would have tied Prairie.
  • Skyview continues its unbroken string of postseasons. Since 2001, Skyview has advanced to regionals or state every year.

Five varsity players go undefeated

Demonstrating the depth and strength of the 2007 squad, five players went undefeated (even through two tournaments and Columbia River!). This is another record for the Storm.

Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click were undefeated in their #1 doubles position. While both players dabbled in singles, they opted to focus on doubles throughout the season and led the team through several close matches. Highlights included their season-opening win against Columbia River and their domination at the North Kitsap Invitational. They are seeded #1 going into the district tournament and are returning district doubles champions.

Catherine Cloakey and Heather Daniels played most of the season as the Storm's #2 doubles team, but illness took Cloakey out of the mix for much of the season. Despite these challenges, Cloakey's aggressive play combined with Daniels' powerful serve and groundstrokes met with success in both league and tournament play. Catherine and Heather won the #2 doubles bracket at the North Kitsap Invitational and are seeded #2 in the upcoming district tourney.

In many ways, Carly Wagner saved the season for Skyview. Playing both singles and doubles, she was a certain win when she came on the court. In singles, she made short work of strong opponents and earned her own championship medal for a #2 singles win at North Kitsap. Thankfully, she also played strong doubles and filled in for Catherine during her illness. With Heather, she made sure Skyview won its doubles matches, often against very strong teams. She is seeded #6 in the district tournament, but is a dark horse in the bottom half of the draw.

Storm finishes season with win

With the sun shining, the BBQ grilling, and the Storm winning, the 2007 league season came to a close with a 3-2 varsity win and 5-0 JV victory. Carly Wagner completed an undefeated season at singles with a decisive win against one of the leagues future stars. Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Catherine Cloakey, and Heather Daniels ran away to wins in doubles. The JV, more or less complete, routed the Falcons with a sweep. Singles winners were Megan Stanley, Catherine Goodwin, Megan Lanigan, Michelle Cho, Tori Patton, Erin Hillman, and Kayla Strohecker. The C Squad showed they made great progress this season with a much stronger finish than their last outing against Prairie. Winners include some of the next years JV and possibly varsity stars: Carissa Cavilee, Sarah Betts, Grace Provost, Rebecca Oliver, Tori Lazo, Amanda Miller, Miyoko Barrett and Sarah Abebe.

Storm wins second consecutive league title

In another year of firsts and new records, the Storm repeated as GSHL 4A League Champions. Drawing on a deep lineup of players comfortable in either singles or doubles, the Storm weathered a litany of challenges to its roster. Congratulations to Marley Hughes, Carly Wagner, Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Elaura Rifkin, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Stanley for playing great tennis, being great teammates, and representing the Storm both on and off the court.

Storm holds off the Thunder to win league

Despite tenacious play from Mountain View, the Storm proved they're #1 in GSHL 4A Tennis. Doubles made the difference. At #1 doubles, Sarah Click and Abby Olbrich had a relatively easy time, winning in straight sets. Thanks to scrappy play, MV took both #2 and #3 doubles to three sets. Nevertheless, the experience and athleticism of Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Marley Hughes, and Carly Wagner made the day. The JV won as well, revenging a previous loss. Winners were Catherine Goodwin, Michelle Cho, Megan Lanigan, and Erin Hillman.

Storm overruns Battle Ground

Last night, Skyview set a new school record, giving up just five games in five sets against Battle Ground. The effort also featured three 6-0, 6-0 matches, another record.

Double donut winners were Marley Hughes, Carly Wagner, Heather Daniels, and Catherine Cloakey. Other varsity winners were Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Elaura Rifkin, and Megan Stanley.

The JV swept 5-0 with wins going to Lauren Hobson, Megan Lanigan, Michelle Cho, Kelly Hobson, Kayla Strohecker, Tori Patton, and Nakisa Nassersharif.

Storm pillages Viking Invitational

Despite five straight days of matches and threatening weather, the Storm descended on sleepy Poulsbo and notched its first invitational tournament team victory in school history. The team win came on the shoulders of championship wins in three of four categories. Carly Wagner won in 2nd Singles, dropping only five games in six sets. Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click unseated strong doubles teams from Bainbridge Island and Sequim to win at 1st Doubles. Catherine Cloakey and Heather Daniels showed came back to win in three sets in their opening match and never looked back. Marley Hughes placed third in a tough 1st Singles draw.

Thunder claps the Storm

The Mountain View Thunder surprised a tired and illness-depleted varsity squad on Thursday, stealing a 3-2 win against Skyview. Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Heather Daniels, and Carly Wagner won at 1st and 2nd doubles, but that wasn't quite enough. The JV also lost with Megan Lanigan getting the sole win. Payback will come.

Skyview outflanks Evergreen

They came to win and they left just like last time....

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Spring Fling Thing and see Skyview again beat Evergreen 4-1. Despite a stacked doubles lineup, Skyview demonstated its complete domination of doubles. Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click remain the team to beat in SW Washington. They are perfect against the best SW Washington can muster. Catherine Cloakey and Heather Daniels also played peerless tennis, topping Evergreen's usual #1 team. Singles players Marley Hughes and Carly Wagner cruised to double double donuts. Both players won 6-0, 6-0. JV's singles heroines made it three in a row. Lauren Hobson, Catherine Goodwin, and Megan Lanigan won. C Squad winners included Olivia Smith, Maritza Hernandez, Mallory Kamerath, and Jodi Farnsworth.

Skyview tops BG

With another confident 5-0 win, Skyview continued its march to another league championship. Singles wins went to Marley Hughes and Carly Wagner. Doubles wins went to Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Catherine Cloakey, Heather Daniels, Megan Stanley, and Elaura Rifkin. Obrich, Click, Stanley, and Rifkin earned double donut 6-0, 6-0 wins. The JV continued its winning streak with superstars Lauren Hobson, Catherine Goodwin, Megan Lanigan, Tori Patton, and Michelle Cho. The C Squad's effort was cut short by rain, but Carissa Cavilee, Sarah Betts, Grace Provost, and Rebecca Oliver notched quick wins.

Heritage Tourney rescheduled to Friday, May 4

Despite a beautiful Friday and a near-sweep of first round wins, the Storm was no match for the storm. Play was suspended and will resume next Friday. Players will be excused from school at 11AM. Play will begin at 12PM at Prairie, Heritage, and Battle Ground. Check with coaches for your play location.

All Skyview singles players won in the first round: Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Marley Hughes, and Elaura Rifkin. Doubles winners were Heather Daniels and Carly Wagner.

Skyview thumps Heritage

Giving up a mere seven games in five matches, the Storm turned in one of its most thorough victories in years. Winning some singles for the Storm were Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click. At doubles, wins came from Catherine Cloakey, Heather Daniels, Marley Hughes, Carly Wagner, Megan Stanley, and Elaura Rifkin. The JV singles ensured a 3-2 victory. Those wins went to Catherine Goodwin, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Lanigan. C Squad wins went to Liz Burch, Sarah Betts, Maritza Hernandez, and Katelin Kutella.

Plainswomen no match for Storm

The 4A GSHL's last two unbeaten tennis teams matched up yesterday and Skyview showed it's alone at #1. A 4-1 win featured easy straight-set victories from Elaura Rifkin, Sarah Click, Abby Olbrich, Heather Daniels, Carly Wagner, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Stanley. The JV won 3-2 with solid wins from singles players Catherine Goodwin and Tori Patton. In their first JV outings, Karina Jachetti and Sarah Betts The C Squaders with wins included Grace Provost, Rebecca Oliver, Nicole Rosendale, and Carissa Cavilee.

Skyview knocks Falcons out of the air

Skyview continued its winning streak with a confident 3-2 win over Prairie on Friday. Despite losing both singles matches, the triple doubles threat continued to dominate. Sarah Click and Abby Olbrich cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at #1. Straight set victories were earned by Heather Daniels, Carly Wagner, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Stanley.

Girls finish second (but 'outstanding') in GPA

Continuing a long tradition of leading Skyview's scholar-athletes, the girls varsity tennis team had a collective GPA of 3.66, earning an 'outstanding' recognition by the WIAA. Congratulations to the girls track and field team who had an impressive 3.71 GPA this year and placed first. The girls representing tennis are Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Marley Hughes, Carly Wagner, Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Elaura Rifkin, Megan Stanley, and Lauren Hobson. We're proud of you!

Fling Thing! scheduled for April 25

Sunshine (imported from Mexico). Good times. Food. Festivities. Tennis. It's time for Spring Fling Thing again. Invite friends, family, pets, and more to celebrate Skyview Tennis vs. Evergreen on Wednesday, April 25th. All Skyview players are home, whether or not they're playing!

Early practice: bring beverages to share
Middle practice: bring desserts
Late practice: bring chips, veggies, or other munchables

Great article about tennis and sportsmanship

The Washington Post featured a great article about the unique nature of prep tennis--players call their own lines and resolve their own disputes.

"Youth tennis players not only have to wrap their rackets around off-yellow blurs traveling upward of 100 mph, they also must officiate their own matches. They can make more split-second line calls during a single, grunt-filled rally than a baseball umpire might make all week -- and they often have to do it while out of position and out of breath."

This article reminds me why we love the game and the value of tennis in our lives. Article link . If the link expires or doesn't work, let me know. I've saved a copy for the future.

Skyview knocks Falcons out of the air

Skyview continued its winning streak with a confident 3-2 win over Prairie on Friday. Despite losing both singles matches, the triple doubles threat continued to dominate. Sarah Click and Abby Olbrich cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at #1. Straight set victories were earned by Heather Daniels, Carly Wagner, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Stanley.

The JV won 4-1 with victories going to Catherine Goodwin, Megan Lanigan, Tori Patton, Kayla Strohecker, and Michelle Cho.

A massive contingent of C Squaders converged to rack up more wins. Jordan Bean , Annelise Reynolds, Sarah Betts, Carissa Cavilee, Phoebe Stracener, Rachel Baker, Grace Provost, Rebecca Oliver, Star Montgomery, Krista Jachetti, Olivia Smith, and Nakisa Nassersharif all notched wins.

Skyview notches first league win for 2007

Despite the ennui of a lingering spring break, Skyview handily crafted a 5-0 sweep of Heritage. Marley Hughes and Elaura Rifkin both notched their first varsity singles wins, both in straight sets. Doubles winners included Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Megan Stanley, and Lauren Hobson. The JV also won with victories going to Catherine Goodwin, Erin Hillman, Megan Lanigan, and Kayla Strohecker.

Skyview easily drives past Kelso

A solid 4-1 varsity and 5-0 JV wraps up a short pre-season for the varsity and JV. Varsity winners were Carly Wagner, Abby Olbrich, Sarah Click, Heather Daniels, Catherine Cloakey, Lauren Hobson, and Megan Stanley. The JV sweep included Catherine Goodwin, Erin Hillman, Megan Lanigan, Tori Patton, Justine Moncur, Michelle Cho and Kelly Hobson.

Mr. Blastic's Magical C Squad also notched a bunch of wins, many of them 6-0 wipeouts. (Donut wins are denoted with an *). Jordan Bean*, Anellise Reynolds*, Karina Jachetti, Nicole Rosendale, Miyoko Barrett, Sarah Abebe, Grace Provost*, Rebecca Oliver*, Amanda Miller, Star Montgomery, Myah Bilton-Smith, Alejandra Marquez, Laura Tuck*, Caitlin Clark*, Ashley Woster and Sabrina Wharton.

Beat River (past tense)

It's been a very long time since the girls tennis team beat River. Despite last year's district and league championship, Skyview lost to River at beginning of the season 0-5.

This year, we just beat them.

Despite being the first match of the season, Skyview's veterans showed poise against a very seasoned River squad. Carly Wagner was back in unstoppable form winning in straight sets at #2 singles. For the returning district doubles duos, it was a harder fight. Both teams won in three sets. Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click sloughed off a first set loss to win against a returning state-qualifying #1 doubles team. Heather Daniels and Catherine Cloakey overcame a mid-match slump to pull a win in the final stretch against another state-contending team. At #1 JV singles, Elaura Rifkin made it look easy for the only JV win.

Coach Brodhead's Late Great Squad showed they are Skyview's best kept secret, clobbering River. Wins went to Kayla Strohecker, Nakisa Nassersharif, Mallory Kamerath, Olivia Smith, Phoebe Stracener, Kristina Shin, Rachel Baker, Christina Luse, and Maritza Hernandez.

USTA recognizes Skyview Tennis

Skyview is featured in an article about no-cut tennis on the USTA website. Read the article here.