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Raiders stay perfect at 7-0
By CASEY OLSON
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders remained atop the South Puget Sound League South Division with a big 3-2 win over Emerald Ridge on Friday.
The victory moves the Raiders to 7-0 in league play and put them in a tie with the Curtis Vikings. Emerald Ridge drops to 5-2 on the season.
Jewel Sharpe and Shane Odenwalder led the way for the Raiders at No. 1 doubles. The pair was down 4-5 in the first set against Brad Medlock and Adrian Ball. But the undefeated Jefferson duo held serve twice and broke once to win the first set 7-5. The second set was all TJ, as Sharpe and Odenwalder won 6-2.
The Raiders other two wins came from Kenny Fritschy and John Poore at No. 2 doubles. The Jefferson pair beat Justin Hungerford and Kyle Hartley 6-1, 6-0. Zach Bunting and Colin Okazaki downed David Feltner and Shawn Hoey at No. 3 doubles, 6-3, 6-3.
Emerald Ridges Greg Ferry beat Todd Schultz at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2, and Jon Fritz beat Zack Argyle in a rugged three-setter at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
The Gators swept by the Spanaway Lake Sentinels Friday afternoon, 5-0. The win improves Decatur to 4-3 in league play.
Sophomore Chris Rice remained undefeated at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Travis McMahon. Joey Hua beat Jake Nevares, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, at No. 2 singles, Travis Wagner and Tim Blackner beat Cory Grunwald and Ryan Stimer at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 7-5, Kevin Hilden and Barrett Johnson defeated Russel Solsten and Dusty Junkert, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1, and Chris Coble and Skyler Nakashima beat Jun Pak and Kyle Mcgilvray at No. 3 doubles, 6-2, 6-0.
The Eagles picked up a solid 4-1 win over the Bethel Braves on Friday afternoon. The victory improves Federal Way to 4-3 in the SPSL South.
Kyle Sahugan won at No. 1 singles, 7-6, 7-5, Eric Ryan had an easy time at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0, Ben Barta and Derek VanDeWege won at No. 3 doubles, 7-5, 6-0, and the Eagles No. 1 doubles team also won.
The Titans fell to 0-7 in SPSL South action with a 5-0 loss to Puyallup on Friday.