Boys tennis/fall golf preview: Singles or doubles, Capital's Doug Doenges will play

mwochnick@theolympian.comSeptember 11, 2013 

Capital senior Doug Doenges can usually be found playing tennis (he was third in state in doubles) or studying so he can attend the University of Pennsylvania.

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Boys tennis/fall golf preview story: Singles or doubles, Capital's Doug Doenges will play

BOYS TENNIS PRIMER

WHAT TO WATCH THIS SEASON

He’s just a sophomore, but Capital’s Ty Gentry is one of the nation’s top players in his age group, according to tennisrecruiting.net, gaining attention from multiple Pacific-12 Conference programs. He entered the 2A state tournament in May undefeated before losing to Sehome’s Avery West in the singles championship match. When doubles teammates Doug Doenges and Mathias Burlingame of Capital team up toward the end of the fall, they’ll be one of the top doubles teams. The Cougars pair placed third at May’s 2A state tournament. … Kyle Wooten and Will Berghoff of Olympia are returning 4A state participants for the Bears, who will turn to freshman Jamie Bautista for No. 1 singles. Twins Nolan and William Godfrey will team up in doubles for the first time in high school. … Jack State starts his 40th year of coaching tennis at W.F. West. Bearcats senior Daniel Bloomdahl, who paired with Kenny Saari for a sixth-place finish at state in doubles, moves to singles. … Centralia, with a record turnout of 21 players, features a trio of Corwin brothers, senior Micah, junior Josiah and sophomore Noah, and the Martin twins – Nick and Chris – at No. 1 doubles. Micah Corwin already won his first match at No. 1 singles against Washougal, 6-4, 6-4. … Kristine Mosher, Timberline’s girls tennis coach the past four years, doubles up as the Blazers boys coach.

10 players to watch

Jason Agtarap, North Thurston, sr.
Daniel Bloomdahl, W.F. West, sr.
Jimmy Do, Black Hills, sr.
Doug Doenges, Capital, sr.
Ty Gentry, Capital, so.
Kyle Wooten, Olympia, jr.
Will Berghoff, Olympia, jr.
Ryan Gudbranson, Tumwater, sr.
Jeff Tafoya, Timberline, sr.
Micah Corwin, Centralia, sr.

FALL BOYS GOLF PRIMER

WHAT TO WATCH THIS SEASON

The cream of the crop the past few years in District IV has been W.F. West, which earned a runner-up team finish at the 2A state tournament at Chambers Bay in the spring. Fellow District IV foe Hockinson won the 2A team title after the Hawks and W.F. West also went 1-2 at the District IV championships. … Coaches say the 2A Evergreen Conference is wide open this year, and Black Hills could be a threat behind seniors Jake Shier, who is home-schooled, and Ryan Waldron. The Wolves won the inaugural Thunderbird Invitational last week at The Home Course in DuPont behind Shier’s 80. Right behind were Tumwater seniors Heath Ohnemus (81) and Luke Hare, a 2013 state participant (83). … Joel Christopher, who placed 13th at state, and state alternate Brent Chapin, led an experienced Capital team that won 10 matches last fall. Boys golf in 2A and 1A has the season in the fall with the state tournament in May. The boys 4A, 3A and 2B boys golf regular season is in the spring.

7 fall golfers to watch

Heath Ohnemus, Tumwater, sr.
Luke Hare, Tumwater, sr.
jake Shier, Black Hills, sr.
Joel Christopher, Capital, sr.
Tucker Voetberg, Centralia, jr.
Ryan Waldron, Black Hills, sr.
Deric Hawes, Rochester, sr.

-- Meg Wochnick, staff writer

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