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Vermont tennis titles up for grabs

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A couple of indoor facilities helping out by hosting the boys and girls high school tennis state championships. Both concluding today. We start with the boys at the Edge in South Burlington.

Peter Gibb and Cameron Pierce from Rutland taking on Matt Jenkins and Nikko Pasanen from South Burlington in the doubles final. First set check out the forehand here from Pierce. The two teams going back and forth today.

Later, the Rebbels Pasanen is going to move up to the front of the net and he finds the open area. Pasanen and Jenkins win set one, 6-4.

Match point in the second set and what a way to get it, Jenkins with the serve that can't be returned. Pasanen and Jenkis win set 2, 6-4 to take the state championship in straight sets.

The next court over, it's the singles final Essex's David Ro taking on Cody Yu of South Burlington. Yu trying to give the 3 time state champ a run for his money. A great volley herer results in Ro leaping to put away the point. He takes the first set, 6-1.

Yu not going down without a figh check out the smash here, Ro needs to be 7 feet to get to that one.

But Yu just couldn't keep pace. David Ro wins his fourth straight state championship, 6-1, 6-0. He's the first Vermonter to accomplish that feat. He beat his brother in the semis and a great friend in the finals to get it done.

To Berlin, for the Vermont girls state tennis singles championship. CVU's Kathy Joseph taking on St. Johnsbury's Ayame Yazawa

Yazawa takes the first set 6-2, Joseph the second 6-1. Forcing a tie breaker game to 10 points. Great volley between the two, it's Joseph in the far court with the ridiculous backhand for the early point.

But Yazawa, picking up steam from there. Match point for the native of Japan, and she ends it with the perfect placement of this overhand smash.

The St. Johnsbury sophomore wins her first state title, giving Joseph her first loss of the season in the process. And she thinks this is only the beginning.



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