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Boise boys, Borah girls claim 5A tennis titles; Eagle’s Tzeng, Borah’s Binder win singles
2/19/2018 12:53 PM

The Boise boys won the 5A team title and Borah the 5A girls championship. Borah’s Sydnie Binder won the 5A girls singles title, defeating Timberline’s Devon Austin-Canning 6-2, 6-1. Boise’s doubles team of Eric Lim and Nicholas Byrne defeated Madison’s team, 6-4, 6-0, and Boise’s girls doubles team of Jennifer Wong and Greta Walser won a thriller over Borah’s team, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8).Columbia’s Lysandra Zamudio and Michael Davis won mixed doubles.

Binder, who was runner-up the past two years in 5A singles, capped off a perfect 28-0 season Saturday with her title.

“There’s nothing wrong with making it to the finals. But there’s just something different about winning it,” Binder said. “This year I wasn’t the underdog anymore.”

Binder, whose grandfather, Tony Binder, is the team’s head coach, is moving to Portland. Her mother, Traci, coaches at Pacific University. Traci Binder had been the Lions’ coach until this season.

“This is it here,” Sydnie Binder said. “(There was) a little more pressure to win it this year. But it’s good.”
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