The Sideline

Saturday, October 10, 2015 This Week's Paper
Lions, Tigers headed to 4A tennis districts

Bellarmine Prep will send a singles player and a doubles team to the 4A district tennis meet, while Stadium also will send a doubles pair to districts next weekend after their good results at the Narrows League Meet at the University of Puget Sound on May 3-4.

Senior Veena Ivengar will represent the Lions in the singles tournament after making it all the way to the finals, where she fell 6-1, 6-0 to South Kitsap Kaitlyn Skjonsby. Ivengar earned the second seed to districts, where she will face Auburn’s Aly Siemion – the seventh seed from the SPSL – on May 17 at 9 a.m. The 4A district meet will take place on May 17-18 at the Capitol City Court Club in Olympia.

Joining Ivengar from Bellarmine Prep will be the duo of Lions seniors Kennedy Takehara and Lucy Meske, who defeated Stadium seniors Katie Cribb and Emily Bower 7-5, 6-2 to win the third seed. They will take on Jefferson’s Toni Mullen and Rileigh Qualls on May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Lions seniors Kelly Titus and Meesha Sundarum are the first alternates to the district doubles tournament.

Cribb and Bower, meanwhile, earned the fourth seed to districts and will take on Kentridge’s Kyana Esber and Katie Ly on May 17 at 9:30 a.m.

For full 4A district tennis brackets go to