Havlii, Leaning share Player of the Year


The Mirror

Megan Havili and Judy Liening have one more year together on the Todd Beamer High School tennis team. And that’s not real good news for their opponents next season.

During their two years as a doubles team at Beamer, Havili and Liening, have put together a pretty impressive resume. Havili, a junior, and Liening, a sophomore, finished up in fourth place at last year’s Class 4A State Championships in their first season together.

The pair followed that up with an impressive second-place finish this season. Havili and Liening lost to the three-time state champions, Alita Fisher and Katie Kennel from Bellarmine Prep, in the 2005 final match. The good news is that Fisher and Kennel won’t be together when next season rolls around.

The strong postseason performance earned Havili and Liening the Mirror’s All-City Tennis co-Players of the Year.

Joining Havili and Liening on the All-City team are three members of the Thomas Jefferson team that finished up in second place in the South Puget Sound League South behind Emerald Ridge.

Doubles players Uyen Tran and Leisha Muraki made their first appearance together at the state tournament. Tran and Muraki won their opening-round match, but then dropped two straight in Spokane. They finished third at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.

Corinna Fabre played a bulk of the season at the No. 1-singles position, where she posted a solid 7-2 record. She teamed up with Claudia Miernowski to form a doubles team in the postseason.

But the most accomplished singles player during the regular season was Decatur’s Jamie Chan. The senior lost only one match during the SPSL South year, but came back to win the league tournament. Chan advanced to state for the second time, winning one and losing two in Spokane. Chan was also named the SPSL South Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

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