Coronado seniors Sam Grant and Ryland McDermott could have been contenders for the state singles tennis title this year. But the best friends couldn't stand the possibility of ruining each other's dream of being a champion.
Christian Ong and Akshay Daulat had no idea three years ago that they would end up being a part of something special.
Bishop Gorman sophomore Aaron Bailey didn't want to know the score at any point during his team's state championship match against Palo Verde on Friday.
Clark ran its winning streak to 64 consecutive matches and advanced to its fourth straight Division I-A state final by routing South Tahoe 15-3 in a semifinal at the Darling Tennis Center on Thursday.
Palo Verde's girls tennis team hadn't had its starting lineup intact in more than two weeks. It didn't stop the Panthers from advancing to the Division I state tournament.
STATE TENNIS DRAWS
Bishop Gorman's Aaron Bailey breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Coronado's Kyle Harris on Wednesday at the Darling Tennis Center to earn the final boys singles spot in the Division I state tournament.
Brandon Sulzberg came up short in his quest for region and state boys doubles titles when he teamed with Conor Safbom last year.
Tiffany Theophil skipped her first three years of high school tennis.
Palo Verde's girls tennis team will have a chance to defend its Division I state title after winning a play-in match Tuesday for the final state tournament berth.
Clark's Marcus Pasimio and Christian Ong were on different sides of the net in last year's Division I-A Southern Region boys doubles final.
For the second straight day, rain forced the postponement of all region tennis individual quarterfinals Saturday.
Rain postponed quarterfinal action in the region tennis tournaments on Friday.
All matches at Darling Tennis Center (unless noted for Oct. 19 only)