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Overall: 5-2

League: 4-2

Friday 10/1
V only @ Skyview

Tuesday 10/5
V/JV only @ River
C @ Skyview

Wednesday 10/6
Battle Ground
V only @ Skyview

Wednesday 10/6
JV/C @

Friday 10/8
V @

Kleinman and Lyons place 3rd at MV Tourney

Filling up most of their Saturday with gutsy and smart doubles, Lukas Kleinman and Nigel Lyons battled to a hard-fought 3rd place finish in a strong field of teams. Despite losing to a powerhouse team team from Olympia in the semifinals, their wins against both River doubles teams got them a medal and confidence going into the busy week ahead.

Additional matches added and moved

Note these key changes:

  • Monday's match vs. Evergreen moved to Thursday
  • Monday's C Squad match is still on (weather permitting) at Union
  • Tuesday is the makeup varsity/JV match v. Union at Skyview
  • Wednesday we've added a C match vs. River at Skyview
  • Thursday is the Evergreen makeup for varsity only

Of course, it will all likely get further confused thanks to our lovely weather.

BG first victim of the Storm

Kent Andreasen led the Storm with a double donut win at #1 singles while the rest of the varsity represented equally well. Winners were Nate Coleman, Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Chris Erkkila, Ryan Budnik, Daniel Harris and Tyler Peterson. JV winners were Matt Fleischauer, Nate Wooden, Kyle Williams, Troy Carpenter and Geo Cloakey.

Practice details

We have a strong returning varsity and JV and great number of returning and new C squaders. As a result, we will run two practices a night. Starting Wednesday, we will do a C squad practice from 3:30-4:30. The varsity/JV practice will run from 4:30-6:00. Pleyers will be notified on Tuesday which practice they will begin with. That may change as challenges take place over the next few weeks. Once school begins, the C squad practices will go from 3:00-4:00 and varsity/JV from 4:30-6:00.

Here comes the Storm

Boys season is just weeks away. With a host of returning seniors and state finalist Kent Andreasen, Skyview boys may have their best shot ever at notching a league or district title. No pressure, guys....

First practice is August 23rd at 4PM. If you are cleared, you can practice. If you're not cleared, please show up at 4 for information about the coming season.

Varsity wins fifth straight district title

Led by a two-peat championship singles win by Brittany Ellingsen, the Storm made it five in a row for the district team title. Anna Romanovsky finished 3rd in singles. Sonya Hampton and Kristina Metz finished 4th in doubles. Naseeb Bhangal and Amy Click finished 5th in doubles. Tara Carrie and Kelly Hobson finished 7th. All players contributed to the overall team points which matched Mt. View for a shared district title.

Ellingsen cruised to her second straight singles title and another trip to regionals this coming weekend vs. the #3 finisher from the King Co league. This match will take place at the Vancouver Tennis Center on Saturday at 2:15.

Skyview alums still playing together

A great article from the Columbian from earlier in the spring.

Skyview shines in all-league recognition

Brittany Ellingsen was voted Player of the Year as part of the GSHL 4A Girls Tennis All-League Team. Joining her on first team were freshmen Sonya Hampton and Kristina Metz (doubles). Second team recognition went to Anna Romanovsky (singles) and Naseeb Bhangal and Amy Click (doubles). Tara Carrie and Kelly Hobson received Honorable Mention.

Varsity tops MV for a first place tie

Behind confident singles wins from Brittany Ellingsen and Anna Romanovsky, the little engine that could (Kelly Hobson and Tara Carrie) upset the #3 doubles team from Mountain View to beat the Thunder. Having lost the first match 2-3, this evens the score and should allow Skyview nothing less than a tie for the league title. Skyview last won the league title in 2008. A win against Kelso on Wednesday would make it 4 league titles in the last five years.

JV wins big 'ol trophy

The Storm gave up only one match in fifteen contests as they cruised to a championship in the Thunder JV Tournament. Besting strong teams from Mt. View, Union and Prairie, the girls made it look easy in the spring sunshine.

Skyview was represented by Heidi Johnson, Emily Irwin, Savannah Bukant, Melani Ortiz, Caroline Marso, Ray Mathis, Ale Marquez and Marie Ross.

Mid-season update

Sorry, I've been neglecting the site. Trying to catch up. Here's a quick summary.

Despite a close loss to Mt. View in our first matchup, Skyview has won all other league matches to date. Our record is 5-1 in league, and as expected, it's a Thunder-Storm horse race.

In the Mt. View Tourney, Skyview represented well with strong performances. The doubles team of Kristina Metz and Sonya Hampton battled to a 4th place finish in a very strong field. Both Brittany Ellingsen and Anna Romanovsky cruised to semifinal battles vs. Union powerhouses. Their losses put them in a playoff for the #3 and #4 spots in the A singles bracket. Tara Carrie was the queen of the tournament in a great dark horse run to the championship of the B singles bracket. In a three-hour three-set brawl, she outlasted a tough BG opponent to win her draw.

Players standing out include perennial powerhouse Brittany Ellingsen. At 7-3 overall, Brittany has been untouched at singles vs. 4A players. Anna Romanovsky has stepped in for some singles with a strong showing at the Mt. View Tourney. In league singles matches, she is undefeated. Freshmen Sonya Hampton and Kristina Metz have stepped up in a big way to earn and own the #1 doubles spot. They too had great success at the MV Tourney. Since then, they have racked up three straight wins against strong league opposition. Amy Click and Naseeb Bhangal have likewise clicked into overdrive at #2 doubles. They are unbeaten in that position. Finally, Tara Carrie is rocking both the singles and doubles game. She currently has the best record (9-3 overall) with a championship performance at the MV Tourney and a good habit of winning matches wherever or whatever she's playing.

Skyview starts strong with two league wins

Last week, the Storm opened the season with a 3-2 win over Heritage. Leading this close win were Brittany Ellingsen, Tara Carrie, Kristina Metz and Sonya Hampton. On Tuesday, the Storm looked even stronger against the Tigers of Battle Ground. Varsity winners were Brittany Ellingsen, Anna Romanovsky, Naseeb Bhangal, Kristina Metz, Sonya Hampton, Amy Click and Tara Carrie.

Ellingsen featured in Columbian

Two-time state qualifier Brittany Ellingsen was featured this weekend in the Columbian. See the article and intense picture here.

Storm opens with a split

With two non-league matches now in the bag, Skyview wins one and loses one. On Friday, Skyview lost to River despite three close three-set matches. The sole varsity winners were Anna Romanovsky and Naseeb Bhangal at #1 doubles. The JV winner was Amy Click.

On Monday, Skyview topped the Falcons 4-2 with a stronger showing. Varsity winners were Brittany Ellingsen at singles and a doubles sweep with wins for Anna Romanovsky, Naseeb Bhangal, Tara Carrie, Kristina Metz, Amy Click and Heidi Johnson. JV winners were Laura Tuck, Maddie Van Liew, Sarah Abebe, Caroline Marso, Devon Zahm and Marie Ross.

Bus departure times changing

All away buses to matches will now leave at 2:20, not 2:30 as they have historically. Students that miss the bus and wish to play will need to be transported by parents (not other students or siblings) to the match location. We will not generally excuse students from class early to catch the bus. Therefore, it's essential the players bring necessary clothing and equipment and be ready right afterschool.

Third week schedule and updates

Thursday: jamboree make-up day; JV/C have regular practices
Friday: match vs. River; V/JV at Skyview; C squad at River. There is a one-way bus to River leaving Skyview at 2:30.

Updates 'n stuff

Optional Saturday practices:

  • 10: C Squad practice and challenges (if you are behind in practices, c'mon out. If you've signed up for challenges into upper practice, be there ready to play. If courts are wet at 10, return at 2PM as a back-up time.
  • 12: V/JV practice (if you are behind in practices and need to make one up)
  • 2: C squad practice and challenges if rained out at 10

Last call for clearances:

You have until Monday at 2PM to clear for tennis. We have re-opened clearances for players for a limited time. Get off your couch and get yourself cleared!

Second week schedule

67 players out's the practice plan:

C Squad: Warmup/workout at 2:15; hit the courts at 2:30-3:30
V/JV: Warmup/workout at 3:00; hit the courts at 3:30-5:00

If it rains, here's the VTC schedule for varsity and JV

No courts

Let's get the party started

As of 10:30AM Tuesday, we have 61 players out. The weather remains clear and we have a great team of coaches. Things are good.

If students/parents need a copy of the permission form, here it is.

Practice schedule for week one

Monday: All players start in library at 2:30; practice done by 4:15

Initial varsity/JV group: 3:15 at VTC if raining
C squad 2:15 in circuit training room; practice until 3:30

Initial varsity/JV group: 2:30 at VTC if raining
C squad 2:15 in circuit training room; practice until 3:30

All players have flexible workout at Skyview; indoor run and training from 12:15-2:00. Check in with Coach Stewart
Varsity/JV challenge matches

Regular practice schedule depending on weather

Andreasen advances to state

In last weekend's bi-district playoff, Kent Andreasen easily advanced to the state tournament for a second year. He will represent Skyview and the GSHL at the state tournament in Kennewick in May.

Andreasen repeats as district champ

Without dropping a set, Kent Andreasen cruised to a second straight singles championship, beating Aaron Blevins of Mountain View. Andreasen was undefeated this season. Third-place finishes from Chris Erkkila in singles and Nigel Lyons/Lukas Kleinman in doubles helped propel the Storm to a second-place district finish. All three came back from semifinal losses to win through the consolation bracket. All Skyview players advanced to the second day of competition, helping Skyview with team points. Ryan Budnik/Daniel Harris finished 5th and Matt Fleischauer/Nate Wooden finished 7th.

Skyview well represented on all-league team

Skyview placed six players on the GSHL 4A All-League team. Kent Andreasen earned earning his first Player of the Year honor and is the first Skyview boys player to get that recognition. Here are the winners:

  • Kent Andreasen-First Team Singles
  • Chris Erkkila-Second Team Singles
  • Nigel Lyons/Lukas Kleinman-First Team Doubles
  • Ryan Budnik/Daniel Harris-Second Team Doubles

Skyview finishes strong, looking to districts

Despite a close loss to Mountain View, the Storm finished another strong season. Several players stood out as varsity leaders. They will certainly be a force this weekend at the district tournament.

Kent Andreasen stood out among team members and the league. Undefeated with key wins against Aaron Blevins at MV in both singles and doubles, Andreasen is well-positioned for a return to the championship match on Saturday. He has notched USTA wins against other top 3A and 4A regional standouts he hopes to meet in Kennewick.

Chris Erkkila returned to tennis after a one-year hiatus and has made his presence known. 10-2 overall with a 7-1 league record, Erkkila has a stellar record in both singles and doubles. Highlights include an undefeated league singles season with big wins at #1 vs. Heritage and Prairie. More recently, he teamed up with Kent to win at #1 doubles vs. Mt. View.

Nigel Lyons and Lukas Kleinman have been a solid force at #1 doubles. Aside from two three-set losses to Mountain View, they have not dropped a set in league play. As a team, they're

Ryan Budnik and Daniel Harris have emerged as Skyview's '2nd' doubles team. While playing behind Lyons and Kleinman in league matches, Budnik and Harris are undefeated in league play and are easily one of the top four doubles teams in 4A. Their solid win at Mt. View and straight set wins are indications they'd be #1 if they weren't playing behind such a strong roster.

BG goes down to the ground

The Storm swept the Tigers for a varsity-only win. Kent Andreasen and Chris Erkkila secured singles wins while Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Daniel Harris, Nate Coleman, Troy Carpenter and Ben Pirtle earned doubles victories.

Storm graduate Olbrich headed to nationals

Abby Olbrich (2008) won big at the Wilson/ITA Pacific Northwest Regionals at Linfield College yesterday. In fact, she won both the singles and doubles championships, besting Natalya Agarycheva (Prairie 2007) in both finals. She will represent Linfield in Alabama later this month. Abby was a four-year varsity player at Skyview, earning trips to state in 2007 and 2008. More info here.

JV and C squad matches added!

To compensate from some of the smaller league teams, we've added two matches for JV and C Squads:

  • Wednesday, October 7 at Camas
  • Monday, October 12 at Prairie

Storm ends the week with a win

In their second match vs. Heritage, the Storm got things done. Chris Erkkila added to his singles record with a straight set win. Doubles swept again with wins going to Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Ryan Budnik, Daniel Harris, Ben Pirtle and Nate Coleman.

The JV also dominated with W's going to Troy Carpenter, Connor Harwood and Kyle Williams. Doubles wins went to Nate Wooden, Mike Johnson and the Andrews Wilmington and Prince.

Storm sets the record straight with Prairie

Revenging a close loss earlier in the season, the Storm stomped back to a 5-1 rout of the Falcons. Great singles finishes for Chris Erkkila and Ben Pirtle led the way with a run of the doubles matches. Doubles winners were Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Ryan Budnik, Nate Coleman, Daniel Harris and Tyler Peterson.

JV kept their undefeated season alive winning a 3-3 tiebreaker thanks to a close loss by Nate Wooden at #1 and lopsided wins by doubles. Doubles winners were Andrew Prince, Andrew Wilmington, Geo Cloakey, Connor Harwood, Jake Johnson and Kyle Williams.

Plainsmen planted

The Storm cruised to a varsity win over Evergreen. Singles winners were Chris Erkkila and Matt Fleischauer. Doubles wins were racked up by Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Daniel Harris, Ryan Budnik, Nate Coleman and Tyler Peterson. The JV swept 1-0 with a win going to The Mansters (Ben Pirtle and Troy Carpenter.)

Thunder and Storm clap (and cheer)

Thanks to the cheers of the Storm cross-country teams, the Storm battled well vs. league powerhouse Mt. View. The varsity came up short with two doubles matches lost in three sets. But Kent Andreasen easily dispatched one of the only serious challenges in 4A by winning in straight sets against Aaron Blevins.

The JV fared much better with a 4-1 roll over the Thunder. They remain unbeaten and few if any teams will be able to threaten a perfect season. Winners were Ethan Young, Ben Pirtle, Troy Carpenter, Mike Johnson, Nate Wooden, Andrew Prince and Andrew Wilmington.

The C Squad put a rhino slam on Mt. View, cruising to a 5-2 finish. Big winners were Geo Cloakey, Connor Harwood, Shane Bowman, Rudy Ostergard, Austin DeClerck, Max Smith, Spencer Hall, Derek Nassersharif, Andrew Anthony and Taylor McDonnell.

Battle Ground falls to doubles juggernaut

Behind strong doubles performances, the Storm secured a win against a short-handed Tigers squad. Winning for the Storm were Nigel Lyons, Chris Erkkila, Daniel Harris, Matt Fleischauer, Troy Carpenter and Ben Pirtle.

Skyview bags Timberwolves

Last night, the Storm Mens Tennis Team opened the league season by opening a can on the Heritage Timberwolves. Responding to a challenge to win big, the boys bagged Timberwolves like a Carhartt-clad Montanan.

Varsity swept with wins going to Kent Andreasen, Tyler Peterson, Lukas Kleinman, Nigel Lyons, Chris Erkkila, Ryan Budnik, Daniel Harris and Matty Fleischauer.

The JV also got some maple bar action with solid wins going to Troy Carpenter, Nate Coleman, Andrew Wilmington, Andrew Prince, Mike Johnson, Nate Wooden, Geo Cloakey and Connor Harwood.

Skyview loses against tough Chieftains

Kent Andreasen, Nigel Lyons and Lukas Kleinman managed wins in a tough 2-4 loss to River. Both players won in straight sets.

JV cruised to 5-1 victory with Troy Carpenter, Ben Pirtle, Andrew Prince, Geo Cloakey, Kyle Williams, Jake Johnson and Ethan Young.

C Squad superstars were Zach Silvey, Max Smith, Rudy Ostergard, Shane Bowman, Derek Nassersharif and Spencer Hall.

Skyview splits 3-3 with Prairie

They call it a win, we'll call it a draw. Doubles put the wins on the board with Lukas Kleinman, Nigel Lyons, Chris Erkkila, Ryan Budnik, Daniel Harris and Matty Fleischauer getting victories.

The JV continued their winning ways behind Andre Wilmington, Geo Cloakey, Connor Harwood, Zach Silvey and Kyle Williams.

Super C performances went to Austin deClerck, Andrew Anthony, Cameron Mehl and Derek Nassersharif.

Let's start with a win!

It may be early in the season, but Skyview's looking good. Well, we're bound to look good in new uniforms. And we are a handsome bunch. But on to the results....

How about a win against a tough Camas squad? I think I'll take it! Kent Andreasen led the team with a solid straight set win at #1 singles. His effort was not wasted since 2nd and 3rd doubles did their job with confident wins. Hats off to Chris Erkkila, Ryan Budnik, Daniel Harris and Matty Fleischauer.

The JV showed some great depth with a 4-1 roll. Nate Coleman won easily at #1 singles while doubles cleaned up behind him. Doubles winners were Michael Johnson, Nate Wooden, Geo Cloakey, Conner Harwood, Kyle Williams and Zach Silvey. Additional wins came from Andre Wilmington, Jake Johnson, Rudy Ostergard and Shane Bowman.

Houston, we're ready for takeoff

The weather's perfect. The numbers are perfect. Could this be a great season?

Practices will continue at 4PM daily during the week of August 31-Sept. 4. We will begin running challenge matches during and before practice to establish a varsity and JV ladder. If you haven't yet cleared, you can still do so. Just get the paperwork and forms into the business office and bring your clearance form to practice.

Mt. View's tourney-crazy!

The month of September will feature not one, but three special tournaments in which Skyview will be participating.

Varsity Jamboree: September 9th
Top 9 players will compete in a round-robin event against some of the toughest teams in SW Washington--Mt. View, Union and Camas.
Location: Camas

JV Tournament: September 12th
Eight JV players will compete in a pool-play tournament vs. top teams in 3A and 4A in both singles and doubles.
Location: Union and Mt. View

Varsity Invitational: September 18th and 19th
Eight varsity players will compete in a district-style tournament. This is a classic tournament that routinely features state qualifiers in both 3A and 4A leagues.
Location: Union and Mt. View

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Ellingsen claims district singles title

Sophomore Brittany Ellingsen surprised everyone but herself and perhaps a few believers when she rolled to a district singles championship over rival Chaeran Kim of Mountain View. With a rocket serve, unreturnable winners and a focus that can only be described as ice-cold, Ellingeson cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory, revenging an early-season three-set loss to Kim at Skyview. Tori Patton and Naseeb Bhangal earned a 5th place finish in doubles while Kelly Hobson earned a hard-fought 5th place finish in singles. Marley Hughes and Anna Romanovsky will be playing Monday night for a 2nd place finish. Brittany earns a trip to Mercer Island next Saturday to earn a state berth.

To read the Columbian article, click this link.

Mid-season perspectives

Sorry for the lack of play-by-play this season. To catch up on the season to-date, here are some thoughts about successes so far.

Brittany Ellingsen and Marley Hughes are among the top 4 singles players in 4A this season. They have anchored close 3-2 team wins for the Storm and have had strong win/loss records so far. Brittany hit her stride at the Heritage Tournament with a very poised showings against Wang from River and Le from Union, both standouts in 3A. Marley has been quietly winning matches and piling up success either at the #2 singles slot or in doubles with Anna Romanovsky.

Anna Romanovsky has also shown promise in both singles and doubles. In singles, she placed second in the Heritage Tournament in the B singles draw. Most recently, she notched Skyview's sole varsity win vs. River in doubles with Marley.

Zach Lyons wins Amber Goheen Harlan Scholarship

Senior superstar Zach Lyons won the coveted AGH Scholarship for 2009. Zach played varsity tennis for Skyview for four years and went to state in 2008. Last year, teammate Craig Johnson won the award. Congrats Zach!

Banquet recognizes boys superstars

The boys wrapped up one of its best seasons with a good time at the Vancouver Tennis Center. The team winners were:

Team Captain: Zach Lyons
Most Inspirational: Bryce Church
Most Improved: Lukas Kleinman
Varsity Rookie of the Year: Kent Andreasen
JV Rookies of the Year: Daniel Harris and Andrew Wilmington

Andreasen wins singles championship

Freshman Kent Andreasen battled back from a 2-5 deficit in the third set to win in one of GSHL most exciting singles finals in many years. Kent led the squad in scoring to give Skyview a 2nd place district finish, its best-ever performance. Kent overcame Michael Blevins of Mt. View who played pitch-perfect tennis, frustrating Andreasen's attempts at breaking and pulling ahead. In the end, Andreasen found his way back to win five unanswered games and a singles championship for the Storm.

Zach Lyons avenged his regular season loss in a textbook defeat of rival Jeff Lowndes from Heritage. After losing to Blevins in the semis, Zach worked his way to the consolation final where he played outstanding points against a very strong Heritage opponent.

Bryce Church and Nigel Lyons played their best doubles of the season over two days, only losing in the semis to the eventual second place finishers. They too won in the consolation finals over a surprisingly strong Kelso team. Bryce, Nigel and Zach placed third in the tournament.

Lukas Kleinman and Stuart Osby placed fifth in the tournament with several strong matches, unfortunately ending their tournament at the hands of teammates Church and Lyons. This last match demonstrated just how far Skyview's doubles teams had come.

Skyview places six on all-league team

Kent Andreasen was voted as co-player of the year with Mt. View's Michael Blevins. Kent is the first boys player to get this recognition. Other players on the team included:

  • Zach Lyons, Singles Second Team
  • Nigel Lyons/Bryce Church, Doubles First Team
  • Stuart Ostby/Lukas Kleinman, Doubles Second Team

This recognition is voted on by coaches based on their league performance. Kudos to our great players!

Storm finishes season a strong 2nd

In its last three matches, the Storm clinched their best league finish ever. Last night, the Storm shut down Kelso with solid play throughout. Singles winners were Zach Lyons and Kevin Harris. Doubles winners were Bryce Church, Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Stuart Ostby, Ryan Budnik and Reilly Peavey. JV winners were Danial Harris, Andrew Prince Andrew Wilmington, Shunhei Tamatsuka, Ethan Young, Zach Silvey, Josh Dever, Mike Johnson and Matt Fleischauer.

On Tuesday, the Storm clocked Heritage, giving up less than a dozen games in varsity. Singles winners were Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons. Doubles winners were Bryce Church, Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Stuart Ostby, Ryan Budnik and Kevin Harris.

Storm varsity notches 3.8 GPA!

Keeping a strong tradition as scholar-athletes, the boys varsity team earned the highest level of recognition from the WIAA for their collective GPA this season. End of year recognition will go to the following players who played in at least one varsity match:

Kent Andreasen, Ryan Budnik, Bryce Church, Kevin Harris, Lukas Kleinman, Nigel Lyons, Zach Lyons, Stuart Ostby, Reilly Peavey, Tyler Peterson, Andrew Prince and Ethan Young.

Storm sweeps Evergreen

With the season closing rapidly, the Storm cruised to a solid win vs. the Plainsmen. Winners were Zach Lyons, Reilly Peavey, Nigel Lyons, Bryce Church, Lukas Kleinman, Stuart Ostby, Ryan Budnik and Kevin Harris.

C Squad wraps season at Prairie

The surging C squad wrapped up their season with a bevy of dubs. Victors were Troy Carpenter, Andrew Kimitsuka, Matt Fleischauer, Mike Johnson, Jake Johnson, Nate Wooden, Ryan Skordahl, Kyle Benko, Varun Sawal, Eric Hoeffner, Nate Coleman, Conner Harwood, Josh Dever, Keaton Malone and Andrew Fulton.

Congrats to Coach Goss and the biggest, baddest C squad in SW Washington. We have more C squaders than the entire teams of Evergreen, Heritage and Kelso combined. And our C squad could and would beat them if they had the chance. Yeah, they’re that good.

Storm falls to the Thunder

Despite some strong doubles play, the Storm fell short of an upset against league champion Mt. View. Solid singles wins went to Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyon. C squad wins went to Mike Johnson, Matt Fleischauer, Troy Carpenter, Andrew Kimitsuka, Eric Hoeffner, Nate Coleman, Ryan Skordah, Kyle Benko, Keaton Malone and Yuki Kimitsuka. Rock on C Squad!!!!

Heritage match rescheduled for next Tuesday

Thursday's planned reschedule has been postponed due to transportation problems. We will play Heritage on October 14 at home. Varsity and JV will play at Skyview. On that same day, the C Squad will travel to Ridgefield for their own match.

Battle Ground win clinches 2nd place finish

Last night the Storm effectively guaranteed its best league finish in history with a solid win over Battle Ground. Skyview is now 5-1 and has clinched second place going into Wednesday’s huge home match  vs. league leader Mountain View. A win on Wednesday would put us into a tie for league championship.

Last night’s winners included Kent Andreasen, Zach Lyons, Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Stuart Ostby, Ryan Budnik and Kevin Harris. JV winners were Tyler Peterson, Reilly Peavey, Daniel Harris, Shunhei Tamatsuka, Andrew Prince, Andrew Wilmington, Zach Silvey and Josh Dever.

Skyview tops Evergreen and Kelso

Bouncing back from a loss to the Thunder, the Storm took it out on other 4A opponents. Skyview beat the Plainsmen in record time. Varsity inners were Zach Lyons, Bryce Church, Nigel Lyons, Kevin Harris, Reilly Peavey, Tyler Peterson and Andrew Prince.

Against Kelso, Skyview winners were Zach Lyons, Kevin Harris, Bryce Church and Nigel Lyons. JV winners were Andrew Wilmington, Daniel Harris, Zach Silvey and Josh Dever.

Thunder claps the Storm

Okay, they've got game. Skyview came out with a handful of wins against a very strong Mt. View team. Sole varsity winners were Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons who had to battle to three sets to beat a very tough doubles pair from MV. C Squad wins went to Spenser Hall and Chris Ellis.

Storm defends flank v. Battle Ground

Despite stacking doubles, BG failed to secure a necessary doubles sweep against the Storm. Easily winning in singles were Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons. Clinching the win for Skyview were Bryce Church and Nigel Lyons.

Skyview starts league season with win

A solid 4-1 win was fueled by some depth from the Skyview 'bench.' With a few key varsity players out, the Storm remained strong vs. the Timberwolves. A singles win by Kevin Harris added to a sweep of doubles matches. Winners in doubles were Stuart Ostby, Nigel Lyons, Lukas Kleinman, Ryan Budnik, Tyler Peterson and Reilly Peavey.

Andreasen/Lyons own doubs at Thunder Invite

When you put two of SW Washington's best players together, only good things can happen. Skyview superstars Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons teamed up to take the doubles title at this weekend's Thunder Invitational Tournament. They easily handled the best doubles that Vancouver can muster winning in straight sets in the final. This was the first time that Kent and Zach have played together.

Lukas Kleinman won the B Singles consolation final, going 3-1 for the tournament.

Skyview was represented by Kent, Zach, Lukas, Bryce Church, Nigel Lyons, Ryan Budnik, Stuart Ostby and Kevin Harris.

Beat River II

Showing that last year's win was not a fluke, Skyview prevailed in a battle royale (that's French) with erstwhile North End rival Columbia River. Despite clean singles wins by Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons, doubles turned into a siege--all three matches went three sets. Using the ZCS (formerly known as the MLS) scoring, Skyview had to win one match out of three. After #1 and #2 doubles lost, it was up to Kevin Harris and Ryan Budnik to save the day. Down 5-6 in the third set, they held on and rallied to beat the Chieftains to make it three straight for the Storm.

JV made it look much easier with a sweep. Singles winners were Reilly Peavey, Ethan Young and Andrew Prince. Doubles winners were Daniel Harris, Andrew Wilmington, Josh Dever, Zach Silvey, Matt Fleischauer and Mike Johnson.

C Squad superstars were Troy Carpenter, Andrew Kimitsuka, Eric Hoeffner, Nate Coleman, Yuki Tamatsuka, Spenser Hall, Jake Johnson, Nate Wooden, Ryan Skordahl and Kyle Benko.

Big day Monday

We will playing not one, but two matches on Monday. Our varsity and JV will play at Heritage. (Depending on how many they have.) Everyone else will continue on to Prairie for another C Squad extravaganza.

Welcome Coach Gowen!

Thanks to our big numbers, we have added a third coach, Skyview counselor Jay Gowen. With years of experience as a tennis coach in the Seattle area. Jay brings expertise and skills to our outstanding coaching staff. He joins Jim Goss and Mark Ray who have been leading the Storm boys this season.

Skyview knocks Falcons flat...finally

After suffering seasons of losses to perennial powerhouse Prairie, the Storm ushered in a new era with a confident 6-0 thumping of the Falcons. Despite playing the extended varsity format used by 3A teams, Skyview showed its depth with wins through both singles and doubles. This is a historic match both for its first-ever win vs. Prairie and the fact that it was a 6 match (vs. 5 match) varsity win. Mighty sweet indeed.

Varsity singles wins went to Kent Andreasen, Zach Lyons and a first-ever varsity win for Tyler Peterson. First season doubles wins went to Bryce Church/Nigel Lyons and Kevin Harris/Ryan Budnik. Lukas Kleinman and Stuart Ostby won their third-straight doubles victory at the #2 spot.

JV winners were Reilly "Barracuda" Peavey, Daniel Harris, Andrew Wilmington, Zach Silvey and Josh Dever.

C Squad winners were Troy Carpenter, Andrew Kimitsuka, Mike Johnson, Matt Fleischauer, Ben Pirtle, Varun Sawal, Andrew Fulton, Keaton Malone, Jake Johnson, Nate Wooden, Alex Cady and Spencer Hall.

Matches added

We are adding several more matches to allow our JV and C Squad to play, particularly since our 4A competitors don't have large teams. (Like we do...) We will playing Ridgefield away on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 17
Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, October 14

We will also try to schedule another JV/C squad match vs. Prairie in the coming days.

Storm goes .500 in first two matches

In their first match of the season, Skyview met a very tough Union squad. The sole winners to emerge were returning senior Zach Lyons at #2 singles. The only JV winner was Ryan Budnik. C squad victors were Andrew Kimitsuka, Troy Carpenter, Yuki Tamatsuka and Josh Dever.

On Thursday, the Storm notched their first win with a close one at Camas. Winning in singles were Kent Andreasen and Zach Lyons. Doubles winners were Lukas Kleinman and Stuart Osbty. JV winners were Ethan Young, Zach Silvey and Josh Dever.

Freakin' FIFTY!

Skyview Boys Tennis can now count itself in the rarefied heights of HUGE teams. On Tuesday, we cleared our 50th player, unofficially one of the largest boys teams ever in SW Washington. I'm feeling the love, how about you?

We will be working to add some C-only matches to give our players some more opportunities to play. Stay tuned for updates to our schedule.

Practice details for week 2

Due to large numbers and the need for speed with our top players, we will be splitting practices beginning September 1. Players will be notified of preliminary assignments on Friday. These assignments are subject to change as we begin challenge matches and sort out our large numbers of great players. Remember that we do not cut and make every effort to give all players as many matches as possible.

First match moved

Our first match vs. Camas has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 11. Good news for late clears and those who missed a practice or two....

We will now start our season against the super-strong Union squad on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

We're 30% bigger!

After a record turnout last season (35), we Phelpsed that record with a massive 46 cleared as of 8/29. This makes Skyview Tennis THE largest program in SW Washington for both boys and girls. 122 players cleared for tennis in 2008. Always no-cut. Always having a good time.

New JV Tournament added

Thanks to the dedication of Mt. View coach Mat Clark, we will attending a first-ever JV tournament on Saturday, September 13. Details will follow soon. This tournament will feature players #9-15 on the roster and allow them a unique pool-play competition.

Let 'er we go!

Call me impetuous, but I've got a feeling the 2008 boys season will be MASSIVE! It all begins on Monday, August 25 at 4PM. If it's clear, we'll be on the courts. If it's wet, we'll be in the media center. Practice schedule is listed below:

9/25-9/29: All players practice from 4-6
10/1: Early practice: 2:30-4; Late practice: 4:30-6
10/2: Season and regular practices begin

A couple of important notes.

  1. You need to be cleared in the business office in order to practice. No clearance. No practice.
  2. If you have extenuating circumstances that will force you to miss practice, let Coach Ray know either on the first day of practice or before.
  3. There are only 10 practice days before our first match with Camas. Ten practices are required. Miss a practice and miss the first match.
  4. We will run two practices during the regular season. The early practice will run from 2:30-4. The second will run from 4:30-6. The later practice will be for varsity and JV players to be determined during the first week or practice. We are a no-cut team. Even if you don't make varsity or JV, you will be able to practice and play matches. Everyone plays!

Banquet recognizes Skyview superstars

A record crowd of Skyview players, parents and friends brought the 2008 season to a close on Tuesday. In addition to individual player recognitions, the following players will be added to the Skyview Tennis Hall of Fame.

Team Captain: Abby Olbrich
Most Improved:
Carly Wagner and Marley Hughes
Most Inspirational:
Dayle Powell
Varsity Rookie of the Year:
Brittany Ellingsen
JV Rookie of the Year:
Anna Romanovsky

Fall boys season taking shape

Coming off 2007's breakthrough season, the boys fall season is looking EXCITING! With Zach Lyons coming off a top 8 finish in singles at state, four returning varsity players and promising newcomers, Skyview looks to go from #3 to #1 in 2008. Our pre-season schedule is designed to match our super-strong squad against SW Washington's best: Camas, Prairie, Union and River. (They're all 3A.) Check back later this spring and summer for more updates. Our tentative scehdule is already posted here.

Pickup workouts for tennis

If you are interested in summer tennis workouts, Coach Ray will be arranging weekly open-court sessions at the Skyview courts. This is open to any current or incoming Skyview players and both girls and boys are welcome. If interested, send Coach Ray an email with your name and cellphone number. He'll be in touch!

Lyons as darkhorse runs into the top 8

For a player that wasn't supposed to play in state, Zach Lyons did pretty dang well. How well? He is the highest-finishing boys singles player in Skyview's 4A history. He placed in the top 8 at state playing in a very difficult singles draw. While Skyview has had higher-placing doubles teams at state, Zach demonstrated his skills in the lonely and challenging world of state singles. He will return to lead the team in the fall as they attempt to continue to make history for the fast-growing boys squad.

For archive of Spring 07 Season, click here

For archive of Boys and Girls 07-08 Season, click here