Doubling Up

Palisades High sophomore tennis player Kalea Martin (right) and partner Keynon Thompkins of Los Angeles won the Girls 16-and-under doubles title at the Dudley Cup Junior Open for the second straight year last weekend in Santa Monica. The duo defeated Cherry Sidney of Redondo Beach and Amelie Harris of Los Angeles 8-3 in the semifinals, then knocked off the Rancho Palos Verdes pair of Kate Iwamoto and Mayu Nishizawa 8-5 in the championship match. Martin and Thompkins beat Pali High’s Sofia Arvin and Sidney Bae of Los Angeles in the final last spring. Martin and Halsey Hulse swept 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles to help the Dolphins edge Granada Hills for their sixth straight City team crown, then reunited to sweep the the Highlanders’ Anisa Londhe and Jennifer Parandian 6-4, 7-5 to take third place in the City Individual doubles tournament at Balboa Sports Center.