Galena doubles team wins state title

Galena High School's Andrew Eklov and Joshua Roach swept their way to the boys doubles championship at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Eklov and Roach won back-to-back matches in straight sets, capped by a 6-1, 7-5 triumph against Bishop Gorman's Zach Amundson and Sklar Gonzalez in the finals at UNLV's Fertitta Tennis Complex. Amundson and Gonzalez came into the tournament as the top seed from the Sunset Region.

The Galena team, seeded No. 1 from the North, also defeated Sunrise Region champs Jason Harper and Ryan Lorenz of Green Valley in the semifials 7-5, 6-3.

In other finals on Saturday, sophomores Cameron Parker and Sabrina Capannolo captured the boys and girls state singles titles. Parker, of Palo Verde, defeated Bonanza's Chris Wilson in the boys final 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. Silverado's Capannolo won the girls singles title when senior teammate Jamie Marshall was forced to withdraw due to illness. The girls match was a rematch of last week's Sunrise Regional final, which Capannolo also won.

Bishop Gorman's Alison Davis and Kirsten Turner captured the girls doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the finals against Aziza Aba-Butain and Jenna Bosa-Edwards.

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