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Summer Smash alums in the news…

Congratulations to the following Summer Smash alumni, who have had articles written about them this season!

Nick Berni

Andrew and Johnny Schuller

Gunnar Thorstenson

3rd Annual Summer Smash comes to a close

With 75 players from 20 high school players competing, this year’s Summer Smash was our most successful yet!  Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the following:

Girls Gold Champion-  Emily Peterson, Lake Stevens

Girls Silver Champion-  Grace Flitsch, Snohomish

Boys Gold Champion-  Kincaid Norris, Snohomish

Boys Silver Champion-  Levi Buck, South Whidbey


Girls Doubles Champions-  Emily Peterson, Lake Stevens and Kate Ivens, Shorecrest

Boys Doubles Champions-  Anuj Vimawala, Jackson and Kincaid Norris, Snohomish

Mixed Doubles Champions-  Kate Ivens, Shorecrest and Brady Thomas, Jackson

Tournament Player Profiles

Daniel Sohn- Jackson

  1. How long have you been playing tennis? I have been playing tennis for 3 years now
  2.  Where do you practice? I practice at Mill Creek Tennis Club
  3.  What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis? My proudest moment is when I got 3rd at the 4A Districts
  4.  Do you have a favorite player? My favorite player is Rafael Nadal because of his athleticism and great sportsmanship
  5.  How would you describe your game? I would describe my game as a agreesive baseliner. I like to control the point when I play.
  6.  What are your future plans in the sport? I would like to potentially play division 3 college tennis, but currently I hope to qualify for state.

Tessa Rugg- Snohomish

  1. How long have you been playing tennis? When I was around 12 years old I began playing tennis for fun alongside my other sports, but did not start playing more competitively year-round until a few years later.
  2.  Where do you practice? I play at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds.
  3.  Do you play other tournaments? Yes, I play USTA tournaments as well.
  4.  What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis? Winning leagues this year, or winning/placing in a couple USTA tournaments recently.
  5.  Do you have a favorite player? By far my favorite player is Serena Williams because she is relentlessly aggressive yet exceedingly composed in her style of play, and I look up to her amazing drive to achieve in life.
  6.  What are your future plans in the sport? I would like to potentially play in college at the division 3 level and strive to keep improving my game, however my academic interests come first.

Andrew Schuller- Bothell

  1. How long have you been playing tennis?   I started playing tennis in the summers when I was around 6 years old, and then, when I was 11, I began playing year round.
  2. Where do you practice?   I practice at Columbia at Silverlake and Mill Creek Tennis Club.
  3. What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis?  Qualifying to go to Zonals in both the 14s and 16s categories was a big milestone for me.
  4. Do you have a favorite player?   My favorite player is Roger Federer.  I admire his composure on the court, his effortless strokes, and the way he gives back with the Roger Federer Foundation.
  5. How would you describe your game?   I would describe myself as a counter puncher.  I cover the court well and I like to absorb my opponent’s power.  I do not hit many winners, but I place the ball well.


Gunnar Thorstenson- King’s/Shorewood

  1. How long have you been playing tennis?  I started playing on and off when I was about 10 or 11. When I was 13 I started playing year round and have been since.
  2. Where do you practice?  I play at both Harbor Square Athletic Club and Columbia at Silver Lake.
  3. Do you play other tournaments?  I play USTA advanced tournaments year round
  4. What is your proudest accomplishment so far in tennis?  Winning districts singles as a sophomore and getting 4th in state as a junior were both big accomplishments for me.
  5. What are your future plans in the sport?  I definitely want to play in college. I think I’ll be playing at a division 3 school but I’m not sure where yet. I want to be improving in college and after, through the next decade and hopefully longer.

2016 Tournament in pictures

Mixed Doubles players Samantha Berni, Tessa Rugg, Brock Belcher and Jordan Megiveron
Boys Silver champ Jonathan Stoll
Boys Doubles champs Devon Kashisian and Grayson Turley
Girls Silver champ Megan Lever
Mixed Doubles finalists Grayson Turley, Nicole Ung, Hailey Rehnfeldt, and Nick Berni
Girls Doubles champs Kiana Akazawa and Katri Shields
Boys Gold finalists Jeremy Ansdell and Kincaid Norris
Boys Gold champ Kincaid Norris
Mixed Doubles champs Grayson Turley and Nicole Ung
Girls Gold champ Emma Silber

Day One Complete!

After almost 11 hours of play, Day One of competition is complete!  Here are the remaining matches for Day Two:

Boys Doubles Final:                                                                                                                                    Kincaid Norris/Palmer Hodges v Grayson Turley/Devon Kashisian  9:15 AM

Boys Silver Consolation:                                                                                                                                          Justin Jones v Dominic Jensen    10 AM                                                                                                            Jones/Jensen winner v Conner Shields  12 PM                                                                                              Winner v Robert Lee  1:30 PM

Boys Silver Main Draw:                                                                                                                                             Cade Harris v Kristian Mock   2 PM                                                                                                                     Jonathan Stoll v Adam Kwalchyk  2 PM                                                                                                           Final   4 PM

Girls Silver:                                                                                                                                                                   Jordan Danly v Megan Lever  1 PM                                                                                                                     Robynn Maciel v Jordan Danly  2:30 PM                                                                                                           Robynn Maciel v Megan Lever 4 PM

Girls Gold Consolation:                                                                                                                                           Hailey Rehnfeldt v Tessa Rugg  2 PM                                                                                                                 Nicole Ung v Burke/Shields Loser 3:30 or v Rehnfeldt/Rugg Winner 4:00

Girls Gold Main Draw:                                                                                                                                               Anna Burke v Katri Shields  1 PM                                                                                                                         Emma Silber v Burke/Shields Winner  3 PM

Mixed Doubles Consolation:                                                                                                                                 Megiveron /Berni v Rugg/Belcher  6 PM

Mixed Doubles Final:                                                                                                                                                 Turley/Ung v Berni/Rehnfeldt  7 PM

Boys Gold Consolation:                                                                                                                                       Aditya Iyer v Connor Guthrie  5 PM                                                                                                                     Nick Adell v Palmer Hodges  5 PM                                                                                                                       Final   6:30 PM

Boys Gold Main Draw:                                                                                                                                               Kincaid Norris v Anuj Vimawala  4:30 PM                                                                                                         Gunnar Thorstenson v Jeremy Ansdell  4:30 PM                                                                                           Final  6:30 PM