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IC West sends both teams to state tennis tournament

Wins over Ankeny and CR Wash punch Trojans’ ticket
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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s boys tennis team won two key matches Saturday, May 20, to advance to the state semifinals Tuesday, May 30, at the Prairie Ridge Tennis Complex in Ankeny. The Trojans are the Class 2A defending state champions.
West High defeated Ankeny, 5-0, at Coe College in Cedar Rapids in a Class 2A substate final, and knocked off Cedar Rapids Washington later in the afternoon at the Westfield Tennis Club in Cedar Rapids in a state quarterfinal match, 5-1. The Warriors defeated Mason City 5-0 to make it to the final.

Iowa City West (ICW) 5 – Ankeny (A) 0
Jiung Jung (ICW) def. Griffin Laib 6-1, 6-1.
Cole Schneider (ICW) def. Ryan Dauterive 6-1, 6-1.
Jack Wenzel (ICW) def. Logan Scheer 6-2, 6-0.
Sam Shin (ICW) def. Marcus Francis 6-0, 6-1.
Brad DiLeo (ICW) was leading Andrew Snyder 6-1, 4-0; did not finish.
Sasha Chackalakal (ICW) def. Jayce Georgen 6-0, 6-2.

Iowa City West (ICW) 5 – CR Washington (CRW) 1
Jiung Jung (ICW) def. Ty Sherman 6-1, 6-1.
Cole Schneider (ICW) def. Rami Scheetz 6-4, 6-4.
Jack Wenzel (ICW) def. Parker Muller 7-5, 6-1.
Will Rizer (CRW) def. Sam Shin 6-3, 6-4.
Brad DiLeo (ICW) def. Ethan Wickham 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Sasha Chackalakal (ICW) def. Bennett Blumenthal 6-2, 6-2.

Wins over Hempstead and City High clinch tournament berth for Women of Troy
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IOWA CITY– Three wins sent the Iowa City West High Women of Troy to the 2017 state tennis championships. West blew out Burlington, 5-0, on Saturday, May 13, at home and knocked off Dubuque Hempstead, 5-0, in a Class 2A Region 3 semifinal match Saturday, May 20, also at home.

Emma Koch (ICW) def. Joyce Sun 6-3, 6-0.
Kaily Speer (ICW) def. Lauren Tressel 6-0, 6-2.
Abby Jans (ICW) def. Lauren Ludescher 6-2, 6-4.
Vivian Mitchell (ICW) def. Megan Oberfoell 6-2, 6-2.
Meg Moreland (ICW) def. Kerry Houlihan 6-1, 6-2.

The win advanced West to the regional final later in the day against rival City High with the Women of Troy taking the 5-1 win.

Emma Koch (ICW) def. Bihotza James-Lejarcegui 6-2, 6-1.
Kaily Speer (ICW) def. Lucy Wagner 6-1, 6-2.
Abby Jans (ICW) def. Amelia Prybil 6-2, 7-5.
Jessica Moonjely (ICW) def. Mary Liebig 6-1, 6-0.
Vivian Mitchell (ICW) def. Caroline Carter 6-1, 6-4.
Kelsy Law (ICH) def. Meg Moreland 6-2, 6-2.

The state meet started Tuesday, May 23, at the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Tennis Complex. Individual play and doubles is set for Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, in Ankeny (Class 2A) while team play continues for the final four teams (surviving May 23’s first round) in Ankeny (Class 2A) on Saturday, June 3.