Juneau-Douglas hosts tennis tournaments today through Sunday


The JDHS tennis team 2019 with the Sportsmanship Award of the state championships. (ASAA)

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at The Kalé tennis team, a combination of Thunder Mountain and JDHS players, is hosting a tournament at the Alaska Club Juneau Valley this weekend.

The Recess Round Robin fundraiser starts tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The team plays against club members.

All participants and spectators are required to wear a mask.

This season’s roster includes:

Seniors – Jaymie Collman (TM), Liam Penn (JD), Will Rehfeldt (JD), Alain Soltys-Gray (TM), Callan Smith (JD) and Brendan West (JD).

Juniors – Kean Buss (JD), Anna Dale (JD), Katie Pikul (JD), Gloria Bixby (JD), Karter Kohlhase (JD) and Krishna Bathija (JD).

Sophomores – Elizabeth Djajalie (TM), Joshua Kessler (TM), Chelsea Ligsay (JD), Sam Cheng (JD), Paul King (JD) and Kyra Wood (JD)

Freshmen – Dylan Sowa (JD), Milina Mazon (JD), Taliesin Paul (JD), Finley Rautianinen (JD), Alex Rehfeldt (JD), Hayden Soboloff (TM), Eero Woolford (JD) and Lucas Mattson (TM).

The team played at the Anchorage Invitational earlier in the season. Results were not yet available at the time of going to press.

The Region V tennis tournament will take place September 22-25 at the Alaska Club Juneau Valley, and the Alaska School Activities Association State Championships will be held October 7-9 in Anchorage.

The state categories are girls singles, boys singles, girls doubles, boys doubles and mixed doubles. Eight players are selected with two substitutes. JDHS is allowed to select eight players as there are no other tennis teams in Region V.

Last season’s JDHS qualifiers included Anna Dale, Jaymie Collman, Callan Smith, Brendan West, Adelie McMillian (completed), Liam Penn, Will Rehfeldt and Katie Pikul.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team did not participate in the state and the event only included players from Colony, Dimond, Lathrop, Palmer, South Anchorage, Wasilla, West Anchorage and West Valley.

Juneau-Douglas finished fifth in the 2019 state tournament, won by co-champions South and West Anchorage. At this state tournament, the Crimson Bears won the Sportsmanship Award; Anna Dale took fifth place in the girls’ singles; William Smoker and Will Rehfeldt took fifth place in the boys’ doubles; Olivia Moore and Jaymie Collman took third place in the girls’ doubles; and Liam Penn and Adelie McMillan finished fourth in mixed doubles.

Above – JDHS Girls Doubles Team in action at the 2019 ASAA State Championships. (ASAA).

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