Doubles partners Carly Caylor and Brandi Swenson have become the state champions. Photo courtesy of Laura Swenson.

Doubles partners Carly Caylor and Brandi Swenson have become the state champions. Photo courtesy of Laura Swenson.

At the 2016 tennis state tournament, doubles partners Brandi Swenson and Carly Caylor won in division III.

They won all six rounds, and competed two weekends, April 22-23 and April 29-30.

There were 64 teams competing in division III.

Swenson and Caylor were the only two from our team who played the second weekend.

The other’s who played the first weekend were, Freshman Byron Panrudkevich, Charlotte DeHoop and Angela Sun, sophomores Brandi Swenson, Alex Sparks and Max Mainman, junior Antonia Maher and senior Carly Caylor, all played at the tennis state tournament this year.

Alex Sparks won his first two rounds the first weekend, but lost the last round. The last round he played the number one seed, and said “It was a close game… 0-6, 0-6.”

Doubles partners, Angela Sun and and Charlotte DeHoop won their first round, but lost the other two in the first weekend. In their second round they played the number three seed.

Antonia Maher won her first round in the first weekend, but lost the other two. In the second round she played the number seven seed.

Doubles partners Max Mainman and Byron Panrudkevich won their first two rounds in the first weekend, then lost in the third round against Tanque Verde.

After the first weekend, Swenson and Caylor were in the top eight in state. When they won all three rounds the second weekend, they were officially 2016 tennis state champions.

When asking Brandi Swenson what it feels like being state champion she said, “It feels unexpected.”

Caylor said, “It feels surreal to be state champion. I’m so proud that Brandi and I were able to be so successful my senior year.”

Caylor was also team captain for the season, so when asking what her favorite part about the season was, she said, “My favorite part was being undefeated, winning states my senior year, and the last shot of my high school career being a winner.”

Congratulations to all the players who went to state!