Region V Tennis Champions Crowned

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kalé tennis team, a mix of Juneau and Thunder Mountain students, crowned their Region V tournament champions during weekend play at the Juneau Valley Alaska Club.

      In the championship finals for Boys Singles JDHS senior Will Rehfeldt defeated classmate Liam Penn 4-2, 4-1. The double elimination bracket also featured Callan Smith (JD, sr), Brendan West (JD, so.), Alain Soltys-Gray (TM, sr.), Krishna Bathija (JD, jr.), Dylan Sowa (JD, fr.), Kean Buss (JD, jr.),  Josh Kessler (TM, jr.) and Karter Kohlhase (JD, jr.).

      For the Girls Singles title JDHS junior Katie Pikul defeated classmate Anna Dale 6-2, 6-3. The double elimination bracket also included Jaymie Collman (TM, sr.), Gloria Bixby (JD, jr.), Chelsea Ligsay (JD, so.) and Elizabeth Djajalie (TM, so.).

      For the Boys Doubles crown JDHS sophomore Brendan West and senior Will Rehfeldt defeated seniors Callan Smith and Liam Penn 5-7, 7-5 (11). The double elimination bracket also included Josh Kessler (TM, jr.) & Krishna Bathija (JD, jr.), Kean Buss (JD, jr.) & Karter Kohlhase (JD, jr.), and Alain Soltys-Gray (TM, sr.) & freshman Dylan Sowa (JD, fr.).

      For the Girls Doubles title TMHS sophomore Elizabeth Djajalie and JDHS junior Katie Pikul defeated TMHS senior Jaymie Collman and JDHS junior Anna Dale 4-6, 7-5 (8). The double elimination bracket also included Chelsea Ligsay (JD, so.) & Gloria Bixby (JD, jr.).

      For the Mixed Doubles championship Anna Dale (JD, jr.) & Liam Penn (JD, sr.) defeated Jaymie Collman (TM, sr.) & Will Rehfeldt (JD, sr.) 6-2, 2-6 (7). The single elimination bracket included Brendan West (JD, so.) & Gloria Bixby (JD, jr.), Chelsea Ligsay (JD, so.) & Karter Kohlhase (JD, jr.)  Alain Soltys-Gray (TM, sr.) & Elizabeth Djajalie (TM, so.) and Callan Smith (JD, sr) & Katie Pikul (JD, jr.).

      In the Dev Doubles final Eero Woolford (JD, fr.) & Finley Rautianinen (JD, fr.) defeated Kyra Wood (TM, so.) & Paul King (JD, so.) 6-3. The double elimination bracket also included Hayden Soboloff (TM, fr.) & Milina Mazon (JD, fr.), Alex Rehfeldt (JD, fr.) & Lucas Mattson (TM, fr.), and Sam Cheng (JD, so.) & Taliesin Paul (JD, fr.).

      The tennis team will select eight players to compete at the ASAA State Tennis Championships in Anchorage, Oct. 7-9.

      This season’s roster included:

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

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