Plesha brothers win Regional doubles crown


Johnny Plesha unleashes a serve in Saturday's opening round Regional match against Hanford.

Sunnyside High School's top boys tennis players Danny and Johnny Plesha showed their true colors this past weekend as they earned the 3A Regional doubles title on their home court.

To earn a spot at State, the Pleshas entered Regional play in the second round playing against Stevens and Lei of Hanford.

The Plesha's defeated Stevens and Lei 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), advancing them to play against West Valley's A.J. Collinsworth and Torrey Brantner. The victory over the Handford team ensured the Grizzly pair a berth to the state tournament.

In the Regional title match, the Pleshas defeated Collinsworth and Brantner 6-2, 6-1.

Earlier in the season, Brantner and Collinsworth defeated the Plesha brothers as Johnny Plesha was starting the season after an injury.

Their first loss in league doubles play ever, according to Sunnyside High School tennis coach Troy Whittle, the Plesha's came back to defeat the West Valley duo in their second league match-up.

Also earning a spot at State was Grandview singles player Kevin Floyd.

Floyd started the Regional tournament in a loser-out match against Ellensburg's Jonathan Belford. Floyd defeated Belford 6-0, 6-2. In the second round, Floyd defeated Clarkston's Nick Rooney 6-0, 6-2 earning a spot in Regional finals.

Floyd squared off against Eric Wagar of West Valley and lost in a close set 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, which still earned him second place at Regionals and giving him a state berth.

Michael Kantman/Daily Sun News

Johnny Plesha unleashes a serve in Saturday's opening round Regional match against Hanford.


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