Federal Way nets big win over TJ


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The Federal Way Eagles remained in second place in the South Puget Sound League South Division with a pair of tennis victories over their cross-town rivals this week. The Eagles downed Decatur on Monday and knocked off Thomas Jefferson Wednesday.

“Those were two big ones for us,” said Federal Way coach Caroline Meines.

The two victories move Federal Way to 4-1 in the SPSL South, one loss behind undefeated Curtis. Jefferson sits at 5-2 overall in third place and Decatur is 2-5 in league play.

The Eagles downed Jefferson 3-2 Wednesday. They were helped out by a pair of wins in singles play. Freshman Megan Havili downed Jefferson’s Trichell Waldo at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Tine Dismer beat Leisha Maraki at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-4.

The Eagles also won the No. 1 doubles match to finalize the victory. Kristen Yates and Danielle Yellam beat Katie Schultz and Corinna Fabre, 6-3, 6-3.

Jefferson’s two wins came from Natalia Goding and Uyen Tran at No. 2 doubles and Killian Lange and Kristin Woller at No. 3 doubles. Goding and Tran beat Federal Way’s Stephanie Raghubeer and Ann Nguyen, 6-2, 6-1, and Lange and Woller beat Karen Lee and Chelsea White in the best match of the day, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1).

Federal Way 3, Decatur 2

Federal Way got a big win over the Decatur Gators on Monday, 3-2.

The Eagles picked up victories from Lee at No. 2 singles, Yates and Yellam and Dismer and Nguyen.

Lee beat Desiree Nguyen, 6-4, 6-1, Yates and Yellam beat Decatur’s Jill Yotz and Amanda Font, 6-4, 6-4, and Dismer and Nguyen beat Juli Eubanks and Amanda Chraca, 6-1, 6-1.

Decatur’s two victories came from Jamie Chan at No. 1 singles and Amanda Meadows and Liz Phung at No. 2 doubles. Chan beat Federal Way’s Megan Havili in a rugged three-setter, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, and Meadows and Phung downed Stephanie Raghubeer and Anne Tran in another three-setter, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

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