Decatur’s Jacob Buchan, left, and Elden Buchan pictured after securing a third place finish at West Central Districts tennis tournament. Courtesy photo

Decatur’s Jacob Buchan, left, and Elden Buchan pictured after securing a third place finish at West Central Districts tennis tournament. Courtesy photo

Thomas Jefferson boys tennis wins first place in NPSL

Decatur’s Jacob and Elden Buchan, Thomas Jefferson’s Kana and Pona Rosa qualify for 4A WIAA state tennis tournament in spring.

By Andrew Buchan

For the Mirror

All four Federal Way High Schools competed in the post-season tournaments at Auburn High School and the Boeing Employees Tennis Club last weekend Oct. 28-Nov. 2.

First was the NPSL tournament where Thomas Jefferson dominated the field with 38 points.

Decatur and Kentwood finished in a tie for second with 25 points. Todd Beamer had 13 points and Federal Way scored two.

The Decatur doubles team of Elden Buchan and Jacob Buchan didn’t drop a set to claim the NPSL doubles title.

Elyas Poore from Thomas Jefferson was the top singles finisher taking fourth place. Also qualifying for the West Central District tournament were TJ’s Nick Peterson (fifth), Logan Grall (sixth), Kana Rosa/Pona Rosa (seventh), and Jack Balster/Gabe Borchers (ninth), Decatur’s Elijah Bakam/Luke Dalrymple (eighth), and Todd Beamer’s David Pak (ninth).

Next up was the West Central District tournament to see who would qualify for state.

Decatur’s Elden and Jacob Buchan finished in third place. They will be joined at the state tournament by Thomas Jefferson’s Kana Rosa and Pona Rosa who finished eighth.

The WIAA State Tennis Tournament will be held in Richland, Wash., at the end of May.

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