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PREP SPORTS WRAP: TJ tennis remains unbeaten in SPSL Central play; Decatur loses golf showdown
Jefferson remained unbeaten and on top of the SPSL Central with a 5-0 sweep of Beamer Tuesday. The win moved the Raiders to 5-0 in league play and dropped the Titans to 1-4.
Jefferson's wins came from Alex Chan at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1, Alex Lee at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, Zach Martin and Cameron Martin at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, Abishek Murali and Tyler Hamashima at No. 2, 6-3, 6-1, and Richard Ban and Vivek Ramaunjan at No. 3, 6-1, 6-2.
Decatur lost 3-2 to Lakes Tuesday in SPSL 3A action. The Gators got wins from J.J. Hegenauer at No. 1 singles, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Sam Dalin and Lindsey Sanchez at No. 3 doubles, 7-6, 6-2.
The defending South Puget Sound League 3A Division champion Decatur Gators lost a showdown with the Enumclaw Hornets Tuesday, 154-121. The match between the two top contenders in the league took place at the Enumclaw Golf Course. Sophomore Celia Beyke led the Gators with a 42 and Miranda Lehman and Taylor Trembly both fired 49s.
The Todd Beamer Titans won their SPSL Central match with Curtis Tuesday at Sumner Meadows, 62-29. Amanda Imm was medalist with a 49.
On the boys' side, Decatur downed Enumclaw, 77-68, at Twin Lakes in a tight SPSL 3A match. Carsten Olufson led the way with a 1-over par, 37. Teammates Tyler Finneseth and Spencer Clapp followed with matching 38s.
The TJ boys outlasted Federal Way Tuesday, 75-64, at Riverbend thanks to a 38 from Travis Shflik. Jefferson's AJ Seo followed with a 39.
Curtis downed Beamer in the SPSL Central, 92-68. The Titans' low scorer was Tyler Martinez with a 1-over, 36.
Federal Way and Beamer both played to a pair of 2-2 draws Tuesday night in SPSL South action.
The Eagles (2-0-2) tied Emerald Ridge thanks to goals from Sydney Slagg and Bianca Arizpe. Beamer's (1-2-1) goals came from Emily Gunderson and Maddy Colson.
The Decatur Gators remained winless with a 4-1 loss to Kennedy Catholic Monday night in Federal Way. The Gators (0-3-0) got their only goal from Kelly McCluskey on a penalty kick.
The Federal Way Eagles improved to 2-2 in non-league play with a win over Jefferson Monday night, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14.
The Eagles were led by Luaipou Lologo, who had 14 kills, 12 assists and 17 digs. Autisia Westerlund finished with 13 kills, 18 digs and three aces.
Jefferson (1-3) got six kills, 13 assists and 17 digs from Leone Tanielu.
Beamer (3-2) lost a heart-breaker to Kentridge Monday night, 25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-13. The Titans got 22 kills from Megan Huff and 14 kills, 41 assists and 10 digs from Sophie Miller.
Federal Way lost a non-league dual meet to Stadium Tuesday, 116-66. The Eagles' victories came from Kenna Ramey in the 50-yard freestyle (24.8) and 100 butterfly (59.8), Kaia Barth in the 100 free (58.76) and Tia Thomas in diving (189.3).
Jefferson swept away Kentridge and Kent-Meridian Wednesday in SPSL action in Kent. The Raider boys beat Kentridge, 23-34, and Kent-Meridian, 19-40, and got a race win from Yohan Gebrehiwet in 17:13.78. The TJ girls downed Kentridge, 21-34, and Kent-Meridian, 25-30. Kelin Doner won the race in 20:43.40.
Federal Way split their meets Wednesday against Spanaway Lake and Emerald Ridge. The girls beat Spanaway Lake, 21-39, and lost to Emerald Ridge, 19-36. The Eagles were led by the fourth-place finish of Rachel Arnold (22:23).
The Federal Way boys also beat Spanaway Lake, 21-39, and lost to Emerald Ridge, 24-35. Mussie Simon won the race in an impressive time of 17:22.