Bishop Gorman’s Lucas Hammond and Durango’s Averiana Mitchell earned the final two singles spots in the Class 4A state tennis tournaments by winning play-in matches at Darling Tennis Center on Tuesday.
Hammond, who finished third in the Sunset Region tournament, downed Coronado’s Ethan Quandt, 6-2, 6-1 in the boys singles play-in match. Quandt finished third in the Sunrise Region tournament.
Mitchell topped Liberty’s Madison Knoblock, 6-3, 6-4 to earn a spot in the state quarterfinals, which begin Friday at Darling Tennis Center.
Desert Oasis’ Caiden Jacob and Tyler Parlade grabbed the final spot in the boys doubles quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Liberty’s Kevin Blomquist and Garrison Burk.
Coronado’s Carly Poste and Ava Nhiasi prevented a Sunset sweep of the play-ins by topping Gorman’s Courtney Wolfson and Emma Figueredo, 6-3, 6-3 in the girls doubles match.
Final spots in the Class 3A state quarterfinals also were determined Tuesday with fifth-place matches in the Southern Region tournament at Darling Center.
Desert Pines’ Treasure Nyame outlasted Moapa Valley’s Chase Hadley, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in boys singles.
In girls singles, Cheyenne’s Ludovica Piccioli downed teammate Kennedy Vincent, 6-1, 6-3.
In boys doubles, The Meadows’ Peyton Sachs and Ahmed Nadeem defeated Boulder City’s Tanner Montgomery and Karson Bailey, 7-6 (7), 6-1.
Boulder City’s Natalie Bowman and Katelyn Fox grabbed the final girls doubles spot with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over The Meadows’ Elena Paradiso and Shayna Indyg.