Agye Mintah, Grade 9 at Annie Wright Schools, won the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 1A tennis tournament on Saturday, May 28, at the Yakima Tennis Club, to become the 2016 singles state champion.
Agye did not drop a single game in her first three matches. In the final match, against last year’s state champion Sasha Cayward from Forest Ridge, she won the first set 7-5 and was up in the second set 1-0 before Sasha retired due to a leg injury.
Reigning locally from Tacoma, Agye has had a passion for tennis since she was three years old. She was number one in the Pacific Northwest U12s for three years in a row. At 14 years old, she is currently number 20 in the U18s while managing to maintain a 3.57 GPA. In May she was named Emerald City League Tennis Rookie of the Year, and now she can add state champ to her repertoire.