Richland senior Zach Fisher and junior Trent Prussing, the top two boys singles players in the Mid-Columbia Conference, are teaming up to play doubles in the 4A district tennis tournament that begins today.
“I really want to go out with a win and we are trying to get a state title,” said Fisher, who was named Mid-Columbia Conference player of the year. “In singles, there are some really good underclassmen (from the west side) and I hate to lose. I’d love to win a district title in singles, but our chances are better in doubles.”
The boys singles and doubles will be played at Richland High School, while the girls matches will be at Hanford High School. Action begins at 10 a.m.
Fisher, a senior, ran the table in the MCC, going 8-0. He also won singles titles at Inland Empire and the Tri-City Invite. He finished third at state in doubles last year with Travis Zuroske.
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Prussing was 8-0 at No. 2 singles for the Bombers, and teamed up with Callum Pe to win the No. 1 doubles title at the Tri-City Invite. Prussing and Fisher have not played together in a match this season.
“We played a USTA tournament together in Yakima,” Fisher said. “We have been practicing a lot together. We are excited to see what is coming for us.”
The 3A district tournament begins at 10 a.m. today, with the girls at Southridge High School and the boys at Kamiakin High School.