Top seeds roll at Washington State Open tennis tournament
All but one of the top 15 seeds remaining advanced to the round of 16 in the tournament's 122nd year.
The top seeds in the open singles division of the Washington State Open had little trouble on Wednesday, as all but one of the remaining 15 top men and women won their matches.
Ashley Anderson of Lynnwood was the only seeded player to lose in the second round, dropping her match 7-6, 6-4 to Brittney Reed of Richland.
The No. 1 seed in the women's open bracket, former UW tennis player Denise Dy, rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Nikole Novikova of Issaquah. Dy won the women's open tournament last year.
The men's No. 3 seed, Brian Wilson of Redmond, defeated Zachary Kosanke of Bellevue 6-2, 6-3. Wilson played tennis at the University of Illinois until 2004 and reached a professional ranking of 232nd in the world in 2007.
Matches in the round of 16 begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Seattle Tennis Club. This is the 122nd year of the tournament, which runs through Sunday.
Silvertips sign defenseman
The Everett Silvertips announced the signing of 15-year-old defenseman Kevin Davis of Kamloops, B.C. to a Western Hockey League Educational Contract.
Davis was Everett's first-round selection in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft in May. He scored 15 goals and added 31 assists last year for the Kamloops Jardine Bantam Blazers.
• Caitlin McCleary, a four-year letterwinner for the Seattle University women's golf team, was nominated for the 2012 Woman of the Year Award by the NCAA.
• Jane Harris and Leslie Folsom of Rainier, Cassie McKinley of Seattle and Flora Weeks of Overlake advanced in the Championship Flight of the WSWGA's State Tournament at Sand Point Country Club.
• The Washington Stealth re-signed two players from its 2012 roster. Goaltender Kevin Croswell and forward Mike Mallory will both enter their second seasons with the Stealth.