Pearson and Wehrle brothers qualify for district tennis tournament

Lake Washington singles player Brett Pearson and the Kang brother doubles team of Matthew and John Wehrle qualified for the 3A Sea-King district tennis tournament in May.

At the recent 3A KingCo tournament, Pearson defeated Bellevue’s Cameron Yang, 6-2, 6-4, to place first, and the Wehrles took third.

Pearson defeated opponents from Bellevue (6-2, 6-0), Interlake (6-1, 6-2) and Mercer Island (6-1, 6-3) to reach the finals.

The Wehrles defeated opponents from Interlake (6-1, 6-1) and Mercer Island (6-0, 6-0) before losing to Mercer Island’s Jack Mattox/Andrew Kaelin, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, in the semifinals. They then defeated a Mercer Island team to take third; the score wasn’t available at press time.

Lake Washington took third in the team standings, behind first-place Bellevue and runner-up Mercer Island.