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Auburn Valley Summer Tennis Tournament kicks off this weekend

Kaden and Evan Buchan will play in the auburn Valley Summer Tennis League postseason tournament. The tournaments for 6 to 18 year olds, starts Friday and runs through Tuesday at Auburn Riverside and Jefferson high schools.  - Courtesy photo
Kaden and Evan Buchan will play in the auburn Valley Summer Tennis League postseason tournament. The tournaments for 6 to 18 year olds, starts Friday and runs through Tuesday at Auburn Riverside and Jefferson high schools.
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The Auburn Valley Summer Tennis League concludes with its postseason tournament on Friday and Monday and Tuesday at Auburn Riverside and Thomas Jefferson high schools.

The league includes 10 different teams and over 500 kids ages 6 to 18 years old, making the tournament one of the largest in Washington.

Team Buchan Tennis is the only team from the Federal Way area and will have about 50 participants from its team of 120 kids. All four local high schools, Decatur, Federal Way, Jefferson and Beamer, as well as many Federal Way middle and elementary schools, have participants on the team.

On Friday, the boys 14-under and 16-under events will be held at Auburn Riverside, while the 18-under and mixed events will be at Jefferson. On Monday, Auburn Riverside hosts the 10- and 12-under events and hosts the girls 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-under tournaments on Tuesday. All tournaments begin at 8 a.m. and will go until about 3 p.m. each day. Matches are one set to six games.

Other programs in the league are the Ravens from Auburn Riverside, AuSum from Auburn Mountainview, Reality Sports and Sumner from the Bonney Lake/Sumner area, the Boeing Tennis Club, Gregory Seahurst Swim and Tennis Club, Kent Swim and Tennis Club, Olympic View Swim and Tennis Club and Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club.

Team Buchan Tennis is coached by longtime Jefferson tennis coach Andrew Buchan. The team includes seven nephews and one niece of Buchan — Jacob Buchan, Elden Buchan, Jonah Buchan, Kaden Buchan, Evan Buchan, Mia Rosa, Pona Rosa and Kana Rosa are all playing in the tournament this year. Buchan also has another nephew coaching, Makoa Rosa.

 

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