Despite losing her first match, South Kitsap senior Kailyn Skjonsby placed eighth during last weekend’s Class 4A state girls tennis championships in Richland.
Skjonsby lost 6-3, 6-1, against Inglemoor’s Sabrina Demerathon on May 24, but recovered to defeat Tahoma’s Maddie Turek and Inglemoor’s Janae Chinn in consolation.
That put her into the fifth- and eighth-place match against Edmonds-Woodway’s Myint-Zu Kyaw. She lost that match 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
This marked the first time Skjonsby placed at state.
She won the 4A Narrows’ girls singles championship in each of the last two seasons.