RICHLAND — Davis’ DeMond twins are bringing home some hardware.
Pirate seniors Erica and Megumi DeMond won two of three matches Friday to ensure themselves their second medal in three consecutive trips to the Class 4A state tennis tournament.
The DeMonds bounced back form a hard-fought quarterfinal loss to Garfield’s Fiona Cerf and Alexia Fite, the 2012 third-place finishers and the team Davis coach Eric Robbins says is “the class of the tournament,” with an emphatic 6-2, 6-0 victory against Olympia’s Allie Batista and Gemma Robinson to advance to the medal round at Richland High School.
They’ll do no worse than matching their seventh-place finish of 2011. A victory today gives them fourth.
“We’re so proud of them,” Robbins said. “They’re feeling really confident and I’m really confident in them.”
Eisenhower junior Claire Bohoskey saw her second trip to the state tournament end with a pair of losses Friday. The CBBN district champion also qualified as a freshman.
CLASS 4A LOCALS
At Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland and Hanford High Schools
Singles — first round: Megan Hagerty (Graham Kapowsin) d. Claire Bohoskey (Eisenhower) 7-5, 6-3. Consolation: Sydney Wallace (Union) d. Bohoskey (Ei) 6-0, 6-1..
Doubles — first round: Erica DeMond-Megumi DeMond (Davis) d. Rachel Kelson-Catty Zhang (Olympia) 6-0, 7-5. Quarterfinals: Fiona Cerf-Alexia Fife (Garfield) d. E. DeMond-M. DeMond (D) 6-4, 6-3. Consolation:E. DeMond-M. DeMond (D) d. Allie Batista-Gemma Robinson (Oly) 6-2, 6-0.