TENNIS: Jefferson's Ziccarelli finishes fourth at SPSL Tournament

The Federal Way School District will be represented by a pair of Thomas Jefferson singles players, along with two doubles' teams at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.

The top-10 finishers in singles' and doubles' action at the South Puget Sound League Tournament, which culminated Saturday at Kent-Meridian High School, advanced to districts.

The district tournament will be held Thursday and Friday at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma. The top-eight finishers advance to the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament.

In singles' action, Jefferson's Breanna Ziccarelli finished up in fourth place after going 3-1 at the SPSL Tournament. Ziccarelli will be joined on the singles' court by TJ freshman Cindy Park. Park won a loser-out, winner-to-districts match over Mount Rainier's Jelena Stevanovic.

Ziccarelli beat Kentwood's Rachel Venn in her opener, 6-2, 6-2, before falling to Bethel's Shelby Sewright in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3. Ziccarelli then followed with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket over Kentridge's Karissa Lau and Auburn's Sandi Mihaylova in the fourth-seventh match, 7-5, 6-3.

Park earned the SPSL's 10th and final seed to districts with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Stevanovic. Park also beat Emerald Ridge's Macy Johansen in her opener, 6-4, 6-2, before losing to Kentridge's Katelyn Overland in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-0.

The Federal Way doubles team of Lauren Lang and Mina Park won three-straight matches after losing their opener, including a win over Beamer's Jenny Hoefel and Kiele Bowman in the fifth/eighth match.

The Raiders ended up in fifth place overall at the SPSL Tournament with 21 team points. Kentridge won the title with 37, followed by Kentwood (25). Beamer ended up 11th and Federal Way tied for 13th overall.

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