Davis leads Wolves to third-place finish
June 12, 2008 · Updated 2:58 PM
Stephanie Davison is working her way back into tennis form and thats bad news for the rest of the Narrows league.
Davison, a sophomore at South Kitsap, back from a short layoff to have her wisdom teeth removed, returned in fine fashion at Saturdays Narrows League Tennis Invitational, taking the No. 1 singles title and helping the Wolves to a third-place finish.
I wasnt playing very good, but I won, Davison said. Ive been taking a break from tennis, so Im trying to get back in. Im trying to work my way back up.
She did just that, downing Gig Harbors Alex Blakely 6-1, 6-0 to take the title.
Shes not on top of her game that were used too, South coach Todd Olson said. But shes playing into it quite well.
Enumclaw won the team title with 35 points while Gig Harbor was second at 32 and South third with 31.
It was really close, Olson said. It came down to the wire. We did really well.
Souths Charlotte Duren won the No. 2 singles title by beating Leiana Howard of Bremerton 6-0, 6-0.
Shes playing good right now, Olson said of Duren. Shes beat a lot of schools No. 1 players.
I think our singles are really strong, Davison said. Our doubles could definitely play at a higher level, but Im not worried about it. I think well be fine.
South had no doubles teams in any of the days finals, but Olson said he was happy with the direction his team is headed.
Singles, weve strong in that all year, came out and dominated, Olsen said. Our doubles also did fairly well. We did some new matchups today so players are still trying to get used to each other.
They did well, Olsen said. Theres still some communication issues since they have new partners.
Olson has been tinkering with his doubles lineups lately, trying to get the matchups as the state playoffs grow nearer.
Were pretty happy with the performance, Olson said. Doubles is starting to come along. Weve only lost one divisional match so were sitting pretty good.
My doubles teams are really young so Im happy with the progress theyve made throughout the year, Olson said. Theyre getting all the patterns down and getting everything down. Theyre playing really well. We can definitely be stronger and we will.
South faced North Kitsap late Monday and will compete in the West Central District tournament in late May.