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WCHS tennis teams celebrate seasons
Coach David Dunlap gave his Lady Pioneer tennis team certificates for a successful 2011 season. Members of the team are, front row, from left, Madison Todd and Catherine Hobbs. Back row, Tanisha Ramirez, Peyton Baker, Kat McCormick, Elizabeth Oxley and Susie Brown. - photo by Jeff Simmons
The Warren County High School tennis teams gathered one last time at McMinnville Civic Center this season so coach David Dunlap could shower his team with praise after a successful season.The boys tennis team repeated as District 6-AAA regular season and tournament champions, while the Lady Pioneers made strides in district play this season, winning three matches.Because of the success of the Pioneers, coach Dunlap had a number of All-District 6-AAA awards to hand out. Five of his six singles players received all-district recognition, beginning with top-seeded junior Seth Grissom.Grissom and sophomore Shunsuke Nakashima took turns playing No. 1 singles matches for Warren County this season and Grissom finished with an impressive 14-2 record and won the individual District 6-AAA tournament in singles.Nakashima was also awarded all-district in singles, along with teammates Thomas Locke, Bryce Caten and Will Marttala.Nakashima, Locke and Marttala carried the distinction of being named All-District 6-AAA in both singles and doubles.