Top tennis seeds advance after opening round of Washington State Open | Northwest Briefing
The top eight seeds all won in the men's open division of the Washington State Open at the Seattle Tennis Club on Tuesday. Top-seeded Clement Reix of...
The top eight seeds all won in the men's open division of the Washington State Open at the Seattle Tennis Club on Tuesday. Top-seeded Clement Reix of Reno, Nev., defeated Zach Blakeslee of Olympia, score not available.
No. 2 seed Rudolf Siwy of Fresno defeated Vicente Varas of Sammamish 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Third-seeded Brian Wilson of Redmond defeated Dion Earl of Snohomish 6-1, 6-0. Fourth-seeded Joel Kielbowicz of Scottsdale, Ariz., earned a 6-0, 6-3 win over Kyle Rapp of Encinitas, Calif.
No. 5 seed Oren Motevassel of Rancho Mirage, Calif., defeated Scott Goldner of Lake Oswego, Ore., 6-2, 6-3.
Sixth-seeded Nathaniel Schnugg of Medford, Ore., defeated Avery West of Bellingham, 6-2, 6-1.
Seventh-seeded Marton Bots of Seattle earned a 6-2, 6-0 win over Oliver Sindayigaya of Lewiston, Idaho. Eighth-seeded Brian Battistone of Las Vegas, defeated Stephen Perkins of Seattle, 6-3, 6-2.
The Open has a record 585 entrants in 43 events.
Play continues daily at 10 a.m. through Sunday.
Denise Kieffer of Fircrest defeated Linda Spear 2 and 1 in the opening round of the Washington State Women's Golf Association state tournament at Sand Point Country Club.
In other championship flight results, Jane Harris (Rainier) beat Katie Kintner (Everett) 4 and 3. Leslie Folsom (Rainier) beat Sue Ursino (Sahalee) on the 20th hole. Dona Dunovant (Walla Walla) beat Jenny Park (Skagit) 3 and 2. Cassie McKinley (Seattle) beat Robin Cole (Yakima) 6 and 5; Sharon Drummey (Rainier) beat Nancy Elgin (Yakima) on the 21st hole. Gretchen Klein (Grays Harbor) beat Denise Jeffries (Bellingham) 4 and 3, and Flora Weeks (Overlake) beat Cathy Uptain (Mill Creek) 4 and 2.
• Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan each shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Western Amateur Championship at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill., leaving the Husky duo tied for 28th out of 156 golfers.
• Washington Huskies Kelli Bowers and Jennifer Yang shot 6-over 78 and are tied for 19th after the first round of the Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio.
• Montana State men's basketball coach Brad Huse has suspended two players who were arrested over the weekend and charged with stealing from parked vehicles in Bozeman.
Huse did not confirm the arrests, but said junior forwards Jeff Budinich of Kentlake High and Tre Johnson of Reno, Nev., will not participate in team-related activities after violating program rules over the weekend.
Budinich and Johnson have pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle and two counts of theft after a GPS unit was taken from one vehicle and a camera and backpack were taken from another early Sunday.
• Seattle University women's soccer has been picked to finish third by coaches in the Western Athletic Conference. Redhawks junior Monique Escalera was also named to the WAC preseason all-conference team.
Compiled from sports-information departments and other sources.