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Federal Way wins early-season duel with Raiders
The Federal Way Eagles boys tennis team got the best of cross-district rival Jefferson Tuesday afternoon in an early season South Puget Sound League North Division battle between a pair of undefeated teams.
The Eagles rolled to a 3-2 win and all three of their victories came in three sets. Adding to the drama of the match was the fact that all three of Federal Ways wins came after they dropped the first set.
Jesse Johnson fought back to win the final two sets at No. 2 singles after dropping the first set to TJs Dae Yi, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Max Ward and Brian Shaw did the same thing at No. 1 singles, as did Federal Ways No. 3 doubles team of Sam Conklin and Brad Lewis. Ward and Shaw downed TJs Branden Muraki and Makoa Rosa, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Conklin and Lewis downed Chase McLaughlin and Kevin Park, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Jeffersons two wins came from Joe Lee at No. 1 singles in impressive fashion over Jake Stewart, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) and Derek Moore and Brandyn Gomez at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 7-5.
The win moves Federal Way to 3-0 and drops TJ to 2-1.
The Todd Beamer Titans remained unbeaten on the season with an impressive 4-0 win over the Curtis Vikings Tuesday night in their opening game of the South Puget Sound League South Division season.
The Titans (3-0-0) got three second-half goals to put the game out of reach. Megan Miller tallied two goals, and Nicole Peterson and Brittany Orr both tallied single goals for the Titans. Maia Kurnik picked up her second shutout of the season in net.
The Decatur Gators picked up their first win of the season Tuesday over Kent-Meridian, 6-1. Decatur got a pair of goals from Jennifer Kanesta and single goals from Jenna Peterson, Krystal Arredondo, Laura Bressler and Sarah Isaac.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, email@example.com