Mercer Island wins KingCo title | Prep boys tennis

The Mercer Island boys tennis team won the KingCo title on Thursday, after playing in the league tournament at Mount Si High School.

"They did really well," said head coach Jamie Dieveney. "It was really a team effort all the way around."

In the singles competition, Brian Hou finished second overall, while Henry Smith was fourth. Zach Elliott finished in sixth place.

In the doubles tournament, it was an all Mercer Island final.

"It was pretty cool," said the coach.

In the end, Kyle Baska and partner Matt Siefert beat teammates Charlie Williams and Ben Elliott for the Kingco title. The team's third duo Spencer Dillion and Max Tilden finished in fourth place overall.

The top four finished in each tournament earned spots in the SeaKing district competition, which will be held next spring.

"I was very pleased with how the season went," said Dieveney. "A big part of it is the nature in which the boys compete. They are class acts. Every time they represented the school and Island well."

The team hopes to earn their third straight state title next spring, but will have continue to work hard individually in the off season to do so.

"The goal of the team is to win another state title, but it's going to be tough," said the coach.


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