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Mercer Island girls tennis players earn Kingco honors | Sports brief

Several members of the Mercer Island High School girls tennis team were recently given All-KingCo honors. The team, which just won its second straight 3A state title, was also the KingCo Crown Division champion.

Freshman Nora Tan was named the most valuable player of the year, and was named to the first team. Other members of the first team from Mercer Island include Chelsea Bailey and Julia Schubach.

Ellie Rudee and Julia Zook were both named to the second team All-KingCo, and Kelly Crandall earned an honorable mention.

Golf tournament honors former Islander coach

The third annual Gary Adrian Memorial Golf tournament, to be held July 11 at Mount Si Golf Course, honors the late Mercer Island coach and teacher.

The event, which gives the proceeds to The First Tee of Great Seattle, is an 18-hole scramble competition, beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 2 p.m. The groups of four will be assigned at the time of entry. The tournament includes dinner at the end of the day and an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m., along with raffle prizes.

Adrian taught and coached in Bellevue, Mercer Island and Lake Washington schools for 32 years. According to the tournament organizers, the event benefits First Tee because of its dedication to ethics and attitudes for sports and life through the vehicle of golf, which was a philosophy used by Adrian.

For more information about the tournament, contact Tournament Chairs Adam Levy at (425) 646-6712 or Ben Garrett at (206) 601-1372. Visit The First Tee Seattle Web site for more information.

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