The Division I state individual tennis tournament is down to the final 16 and there are plenty of area players still in the hunt.

In girls singles action on Friday, Mountain Pointe's Mae Maiefski defeated Sneha Ray of North Canyon, 6-3, 6-2. She will take on Alex Miller of Mountain Ridge, an unexpected opponent on Saturday in the Round of 16 at the Phoenix Tennis Center, as she won by default against No. 1 seed Courtney Amos of Tucson Salpointe.

Desert Vista's Kathryn Hunnucitt lost 6-0, 6-1 to No. 2 Erica Medlin of Gilbert Mesquite. They were doubles partners in USTA play.

In the boys singles tournament, Mountain Pointe's Samuel Wang won by default over Alex Williams of Chandler and faces Boulder Creek's Mark Webb.

Mountain Pointe's Nathan Keso lost 6-2, 6-4 to No. 8 Grant Link of Boulder Creek and Desert Vista's Bryan Wong fell 6-1, 6-1 to Desert Mountain's fourth-seeded C.J. Krimball.

In the boys doubles tournament, Mark Karlsrud and Monty Roth beat Moore and McCannn of Red Mountain in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Desert Vista's Karl Leclerc and Mohammad Saleem defeated Hamilton's tandem of Yuwen and Vargas, 6-4, 6-4.

Desert Vista's Daniel Chen and Connor Whigham lost 6-3, 6-1 No. 7 Kevin Morris and Callum Richman of Horizon.

Saturday's action will include two rounds to get down to Monday's semifinals and finals.



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