Stevanovic bows out in two
RICHLAND--Kristina Stevenovic -- the Highline School District's lone representative to the Class 4A state high school girls tennis championships -- found her route blocked on each occasion.
Micca Motzer of Mead detoured the Mount Rainier Ram athlete's path in the opening round action by keeping her on her heels, 6-1, 6-0.
Stevanovic played tougher in her next match on May 24, but Myint-Zu Kyav of Edmonds-Woodway derailed her for good, 6-3, 6-0, on the courts of Richland High School.
Sammi Hampton of Skyview and Angela Chen of Newport engaged in three torrid sets before Hampton recovered from a first set loss to win the singles championship, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club.
Third place went to Sabrina Demerath of Inglemoor. Demerath stroked by Jelena Vidovic of Union in the third-fifth match.