YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Davis doubles duo of twins Erica and Megumi DeMond will cap their prep tennis careers at a place they’ve become accustom to on Memorial Day weekend — state.
The DeMonds rolled to the CBBN district title to nab the conference’s lone berth to the Class 4A state tournament this weekend in the Tri-Cities. Play begins Friday morning at Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland and Hanford High Schools.
It’s the third straight state entry for the Pirates seniors. After claiming seventh place as sophomores, the duo fell just a match short of the medal round last year.
This spring they rolled through conference playing singles but teamed up for the Coke Classic top-flight doubles title and a runner-up finish at the Inland Empire Invitational in Spokane.
“They’re playing great; their confidence level is really high,” Pirates coach Eric Robbins said. “It’s the best I’ve ever seen them play.”
At rival Eisenhower, Claire Bohoskey was easily the class of the conference in singles play. The junior raced through the district tournament dropping just eight games in her three matches to claim the title and state berth.
Bohoskey, who is ranked 31st in the Northwest for her age division by the United State Tennis Association, returns to the state tournament after coming a victory short at regionals last year. She advanced to the consolation semifinals of the 2011 state tournament.
CLASS 4A LOCAL FIRST-ROUND PAIRINGS
At Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland and Hanford High Schools
Claire Bohoskey, Eisenhower vs. Megan Hagerty, Graham Kapowsin.
Erica DeMond-Megumi DeMond, Davis vs. Rachel Kelson-Catty Zhang, Olympia.