William Smoker, left, volleys in front of his partner, Will Rehfeldt as they play against Luke Bibb and Reed Loree at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Smoker and Rehfeldt won the match 6-0, 6-0, and will play Liam Penn and Callan Smith in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

William Smoker, left, volleys in front of his partner, Will Rehfeldt as they play against Luke Bibb and Reed Loree at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Smoker and Rehfeldt won the match 6-0, 6-0, and will play Liam Penn and Callan Smith in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

JDHS hosts Region V tennis

See shots from the boys doubles tourney.

The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé tennis team is playing this week in the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC.

The boys doubles tournament kicked off Wednesday, with Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker defeating Luke Bibb and Reed Loree, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals. In the other semifinal, Callan Smith and Liam Penn took down Kevin Kooistra and Alain Soltys-Gray, 6-2, 6-1. Rehfeldt-Smoker will take on Smith-Penn on Saturday afternoon for the boys doubles championship.

The boys singles and girls singles tournaments kicked off last night and tonight, respectively, and the girls doubles tournament will take place Saturday. There are 25 team members this year on the Crimson Bears.

JDHS will send eight student athletes to the state tennis championships in two weeks at the Alaska Club East in Anchorage. The Crimson Bears placed fourth at last year’s state tournament.

Kevin Kooistra returns a forehand as he plays doubles with partner Alain Soltys-Gray as they play against Liam Penn and Callan Smith at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kevin Kooistra returns a forehand as he plays doubles with partner Alain Soltys-Gray as they play against Liam Penn and Callan Smith at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alain Soltys-Gray returns a volley as he plays doubles with partner Kevin Kooistra as they play against Liam Penn and Callan Smith at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alain Soltys-Gray returns a volley as he plays doubles with partner Kevin Kooistra as they play against Liam Penn and Callan Smith at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Callan Smith returns a volley as he plays doubles with partner Liam Penn, background, against Kevin Kooistra and Alain Soltys-Gray at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Callan Smith returns a volley as he plays doubles with partner Liam Penn, background, against Kevin Kooistra and Alain Soltys-Gray at the Region V Tennis Tournament at The Alaska Club/JRC on Wednesday. Penn and Smith won the match 6-2, 6-1, and will play Will Rehfeldt and William Smoker in the final on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com.


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