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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:45 pm

The individual portion of the state tennis tournament came to an end over the weekend for area players.

None of the entrants from Mountain Pointe or Desert Vista were able to advance to the Elite Eight.

The team state tournament began with ninth-seeded Desert Vista girls beating No. 8 Millennium Wednesday 5-4 to advance to Tuesday’s quarterfinal match at No. 1 Xavier.

The Thunder boys, also seeded No. 9, got past No. 8 Millennium, 5-1, and faces No. 1 Brophy on Tuesday in the quartefinals.

In the individual tournament, Desert Vista was able to get to the Sweet 16 in each tournament.

The combination of Sanjay Ramiah and Daniel Chen played well before losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to fifth-seeded Daniel Hollands and Chrisman Smith of Mesquite.

The Thunder duo of Jennifer Kahn and Carolyn Roth, who were seeded sixth, fell 6-4, 6-1 to the unseeded combo of Kelly Maroney and Shannon Headley of Pinnacle.

In singles action, Mohammed Saleem was defeated by Mesquite’s fifth-seeded Nick Cunningham, 6-1, 6-1, while eighth-seeded Tori Kammerzel, filling in the for the injured Melissa Kahn, lost 6-2, 6-2 to Mesa Mountain View’s Hanna Nelson.

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