Islander netters win 3A KingCo tournament title

The Mercer Island High School girls tennis squad recently won the 3A KingCo tournament title and advanced to districts. Top row, left to right: Coach Carol Gullstad, third-place KingCo doubles partners Izzy Roe and Mira Patel, second-place KingCo doubles partners Ava Chatalas and Rachel Garton, first-place KingCo doubles partners Ella Simpson and Jaya Manhas and coach Julie Stillman. Bottom row, left to right: Maya Wong, Sanan Karami and fourth-place KingCo singles player Chloe DeGracia. The doubles teams of Simpson-Manhas (No. 1) and Garton-Chatalas (No. 2), and singles player DeGracia (No. 6) advanced to state. The Roe-Patel doubles squad (No. 7) is a state alternate. Photo courtesy of Niraj Patel