Led by 4A IEL Player of the Year Jenny Slaveck, Sandpoint girls tennis takes district title

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(Photo courtesy of KENT ANDERSON) The 2019 4A District 1 girls tennis team champion Sandpoint Bulldogs are, from left to right: Olivia Ramirez, Hadley Goodvin, Jenny Slaveck, Allura Livingston, Tessa Beeman and Lily Anderson.

After romping through 4A District 1 girls tennis play, last Saturday’s districts tournament was more of the same for the Sandpoint girls tennis team, which won the team title behind four all-league performances.

“As expected, our senior-laden girls team won Districts with astounding ease,” Sandpoint tennis head coach Kent Anderson wrote in an email. “It is inspiring watching the level of dedication, discipline and athleticism that this team exhibits every match.”

Sandpoint’s best displays of athleticism arguably came from Jenny Slaveck and the tandem of Allura Livingston and Tessa Beeman. All three girls rolled throughout districts, combining to lose one game throughout the two-day event. Unsurprisingly, all three took home all-league honors, with Slaveck winning 4A IEL Girls Player of the Year.

“Jenny lost only one game in the tournament to set up an all-Sandpoint championship final between Jenny and Hadley Goodvin,” Anderson said. “Hadley fought her way to the finals with her consistent baseline game but it wasn’t quite enough against Jenny’s court presence.”

Although Slaveck beat Goodvin, both earned trips to state. Joining them will be Livingston and Beeman, who dominated girls doubles in league play and at districts.

“Allura and Tessa never lost a game,” Anderson said. “Their play as a doubles team hit the highest stride of the season as they continually placed volleys into the open court and never allowed their opponents a point. Their unforced errors were almost non existent and they played with beyond belief domination.”

The quartet of Bulldogs will play at the 4A State Tennis Tournament this Friday and Saturday, held at various locations throughout Boise. Slaveck and Goodvin will play their singles matches at Julia Davis Park on Friday, starting at 8 a.m. Livingston and Beeman will play at Timberline High School at 9:30 a.m.

4A IEL Tennis Awards

Sandpoint athletes in bold

BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dereck Wendt (Moscow)

GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jenny Slaveck (Sandpoint)

2019 4A IEL All-League Team

BOYS SINGLES: Dereck Wendt (Moscow), Nathan Peck (Lakeland), Peter Goebel (Moscow)

BOYS DOUBLES: Cody Wilding/David Durfee (Lakeland), Riley Paine/Mattias Cornwall (Moscow)

GIRLS SINGLES: Jenny Slaveck (Sandpoint), Hadley Goodvin (Sandpoint), Chloe Sampson (Moscow)

GIRLS DOUBLES: Allura Livingston/Tessa Beeman (Sandpoint), Chloe White/Nikki Johnson (Moscow)

MIXED DOUBLES: Ben Postell/Sammy Eng (Moscow), Caleb Pearson/Abbie Gagnier (Lakeland)

BOYS TEAM SCORES — 1, Lakeland 41. 2, Moscow 29. 3, Sandpoint 22.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES — 1, Sandpoint 52. 2, Moscow 32. 3, Lakeland 18.

4A District 1 Tennis Tournament results

Sandpoint athletes in bold


Championship (winner to state) — Derek Wendt, Moscow, d. Nathan Peck, Lakeland, 6-2, 6-2. Second place (winner to state) — Peck, Lakeland, d. Peter Goebel, Moscow, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.


Championship (winner to state) — Jenny Slaveck, Sandpoint, d. Hadley Goodvin, Sandpoint, 6-1, 6-0. Second place (winner to state) — Goodvin, Sandpoint, d. Chloe Sampson, Moscow, 6-3, 6-1.


Championship (winner to state) — David Durfee/Cody Wilding, Lakeland, d. Declan Plummer/Christian Story, Sandpoint, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Second place (winner to state) — Riley Paine/Mattias Cornwall, Moscow, d. Plummer/Story, Sandpoint, 6-4, 6-3.


Championship (winner to state) — Allura Livingston/Tessa Beeman, Sandpoint, d. Cece Viebrock/Anna Altsuler, Lakeland, 6-0, 6-2. Second place (winner to state) — Chloe White/Nikki Johnson, Moscow, d. Viebrock/Altsuler, Lakeland, 6-0, 6-2.


Championship (winner to state) — Ben Postell/Sammy Eng, Moscow, d. Seifert/Korn, Sandpoint, 6-2, 6-3. Second place (winner to state) — Abbie Gagnier/Caleb Pearson, Lakeland, d. Seifert/Korn, Sandpoint, 6-4, 6-2.

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