It was a good day on the courts and at the links for Mountlake Terrace High School student athletes as three members of the girls tennis team and two members of the boys golf team qualified for state championships in their respective sports.
Hawk Nicki Bouche punched her ticket to the WIAA 3A Girls State Tennis Championships by winning her way into the finals of the 3A District 1 tourney at Stanwood. Bouche won two singles’ matches on Tuesday and will compete for the district championship on Wednesday, May 21, against Daniella Brengelmann of Shorewood; both Bouche and Brengelmann will be heading to state no matter the outcome of their district championship match.
Terrace’s doubles pair of Allison Lorraine and Tina Liu are also heading to the state tournament as they have earned a spot in the 3A District 1 tourney doubles championship. Liu and Lorraine will face Mariah Orcutt and Alyssa Sanford of Stanwood for the district doubles crown.
The WIAA 3A Girls State Tennis Championships are slated to take place May 30-31 at the Tri-City Court Club and Kamiakin High School in Kennewick.
MTHS golfers Matt Jenson and Mike Jenson have qualified for the WIAA 3A Boys Golf State Championships after their top 14 finishes at the 3A District 1 tourney in Everett this week. Matt placed fifth in the district championships with a two-day score of 157, while Mike finished sixth with a score of 160. Shorecrest’s Trent Jones won the 3A District 1 championship by three strokes with a score of 150.
The boys state golf tournament will take place over two days, May 28-29, at the 6,600-yard Tri Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield. The field of 80 golfers will be cut in half for the second day of play.
MTHS results at 3A District 1 Girls Tennis Tournament (Day 1)
Singles: Nicki Bouche (MTHS) defeated Amber Smith () 6-0, 6-2 in quarterfinals; Bouche defeated Madeline Mahler (Glacier Peak) 6-3, 6-3 in semifinals
Doubles: Allison Lorraine / Tina Liu defeated Faith Franssen / Caterina Amsler (Oak Harbor) 6-1, 6-2 in quarterfinals; Lorraine / Liu defeated Alessia Piazzi / Kylie Stevens (Stanwood) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in semifinals
MTHS results at 3A District 1 Golf Tournament (at Everett Golf and Country Club, par 72, May 19-20)
Day 1: Matt Jenson 77, Mike Jenson 82, Miles Allen 94, Drew Williams 95
Day 2: Mike Jenson 78, Matt Jenson 80
Two-day totals: Matt Henson 157 (fifth in 3A District 1 Boys Golf Championships), Mike Jenson 160 (sixth in 3A District 1 Boys Golf Championships)
— By Doug Petrowski