Three Liberty Bell High School tennis players kept their seasons alive in the District 1B/2B tournament last week, and traveled to Cashmere on Tuesday (May 19) for a regional meet against A-league teams in hopes of moving on to the state championships.
Josh Frey, who coach Dave Schulz said is peaking at the right time, took third place in district play in the singles competition.
Frey began with an 8-2 win over Pateros followed by a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Okanogan. He then lost to Entiat, 2-6, 3-6, but recovered to again best Pateros, 6-3, 6-4, and Okanogan, 7-6, 6-2, to claim third place.
In doubles play, the team of Dreton Acord and Jesse Schulz made it to the championship match, but fell to Entiat and settled for second place. Earlier, they triumphed over teams from Pateros and White Swan to reach the finals.
Frey, Acord and Schulz qualified to play in Cashmere.
In singles play, Stoney Hulon beat White Swan, 8-1, before falling to Oroville, 0-6, 1-6, and Pateros, 1-6, 1-6. The doubles team of Greyson Alexander and Forest Rickabaugh won over Tonasket, 8-6, then fell to Okanogan, 0-6, 2-6, and Oroville, 0-6, 0-6.
The boys finished second in team competition.
On the girls’ side, Erin Frey won her first match against Lake Roosevelt, 6-0, 6-1, then lost to White Swan, 0-6, 1-6, and Tonasket, 0-6, 0-6. Tiva Ward lost her first-round match to Oroville, 1-8. The doubles team of Emily Alexander and Lucy Dupont lost to Entiat, 5-8, and Sidni and Logan Butler lost to Lake Roosevelt, 7-9.