Max Manthou, the state’s top-ranked high school tennis player, has signed his letter of intent with Washington, giving the Huskies one of the top high school players in the country.
A Tacoma native, Manthou plays for Kentwood High and has dominated the state high school scene like few before him. He has won the past three 4A state singles titles, losing just one set in his prep career. He could become the first four-time 4A state champion next spring.
On a national level, Manthou has ranked as high as No. 21 in the class of 2010, according to tennisrecruiting.net. He has competed in a junior Davis Cup tournament as well as the USTA junior national championships.
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Seattle Pacific senior Jessica Pixler ran to her third straight NCAA Division II women’s cross country championship in Evansville, Ind., covering the 6-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 22.6 seconds to become the first Div. II runner to three-peat. The Falcons women also won their third straight team trophy.
Western Washington junior Sarah Porter was second in 20:30.1.