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Davison on track to repeat as state champ
It didnt take South Kitsaps Stephanie Davison long at all to return to the top.
Just a week after being upset in the finals of the Narrows League Tennis Tournament, Davison, the Class 4A defending state champion, avenged her lone loss of the year by downing Bellarmine Prep's Suzie Matzenauer 6-4, 6-3 in the West Central-Southwest District finals on Saturday at the University of Puget Sound.
Both Davison and Matzenauer will move on to the state tournament this weekend in Spokane
Davison easily worked her way through the tournament, getting a chance to defend her state title by finishing in the top seven. The junior had beaten Bellarmines Amy Markoff 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals to set up yet another match with Matzenauer.
Both Davison and Matzenauer are nationally ranked 18-under players. Davison is ranked 26th while Matzenauer is No. 36.
Davsion will enter the state tournament as the No. 1 seed from the district three and will face the No. 3 seed out of district on Friday.
All state matches will be held at Central Valley and University High Schools in Spokane.
Class 4A West-Central District Tennis Tournament
Played May 27-28 at Univ. Puget Sound in Tacoma
Team scores Bellarmine 20, South Kitsap 10, Todd Beamer 7, Decatur 5, Thomas Jefferson 5, North Kitsap 5, Auburn-Riverside 5, Kentridge 4, Emerald Ridge 3, Gig Harbor 3, Central Kitsap 3, Olympia 2, Prairie 2, Olympic 1, Kentwood 1, Hudson's Bay 1, Federal Way 1.
Top 7 advance to state
Semifinals Stephanie Davison (SK) d. Amy Markoff (Bell) 6-2, 6-0; Suzie Matzenauer (Bell) d. Jamie Chan (Dec) 6-0, 6-1.
Championship Davison d. Matzenauer 6-4, 6-3.
3rd/5th Chan d. Markoff 2-6, 6-3,6-2. 4th/6th: Ariel Ohno (KR) d. Natalia Agarycheva (Pr) 6-1, 7-6 (4). 7th/8th: Agarycheva d. Stefanie Dootlittle (Olya) 6-4, 6-4.
Total Package takes second: The Total Package basketball team finished second in the Washington Premier League Playoffs played at Highline Community College last week.
TP lost to Rotary No. 1 70-67 in overtime, getting 20 points from Tippy Burk, 15 points and six rebounds from Steven Gray and 17 points and 10 boards from Clarence Trent.
TP started off the tournament by beating Friends of Hoop No. 2 62-54 behind 14 points and 10 rebounds from Ryan Sweet and 11 points and five assists from Burk.
In the 64-58 semifinal win over Rotary No. 2, Burk scored 18 points while Sweet chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Craig Murray coaches the team of players who are from local high schools.
The team members include Evan Atwater, Tippy Burk, Conner Gehring, L.P. Neloms, and Ryan Sweet from South Kitsap, Steven Gray from Chimacum, Coby Gibler from Bainbridge, Clarence Trent and T.J. Nettles from River Ridge.