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Floyd, Diaz advance to Regional competition

CONNELL - After two days of Sub-district tennis play, Grandview High School's Kevin Floyd came out on top Monday afternoon, defeating Toppenish's Daniel Serna 6-0, 6-0 in the final set of the singles competition.

The tournament, in which Floyd came out as the #1 boys singles player in the 2A District, started Saturday and finished Monday afternoon.

"Kevin pretty much cruised through the tournament and didn't give up a game," said Grandview Coach Charlie Diaz.

Grandview's Marco Diaz will also be moving on to the Regional competition, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, at the Yakima Tennis Club.

Diaz placed fourth in the singles competition behind Serna and Toppenish's Ethan Ramos, according to Diaz. Diaz's two losses for the tournament were against Serna and Ramos, whom he played for third place.

At the tournament Diaz defeated Peter Anderson of Othello 6-0, 6-4 and East Valley's Scott LeBree 6-0, 7-5 before losing to Ramos 6-3, 6-3.

At the regional match, Diaz said Floyd will begin to see better competition as players from the Northern League come together for the event. From the Regional competition, the top five players will move on to the State competition, scheduled for June 3 and 4.

For the past two years Floyd has placed fourth at the State competition, according to Diaz.

"He lost in the first round both years," he said. "Last year he lost to the defending State champion in the first round and the year before it was to the #2 player."

Diaz said that Floyd is a favorite in the 2A league this year.

This is Diaz's first chance at postseason play, according the coach.

"He's playing well," Diaz added.

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