Sequim junior Jessica Dietzman returns a volley in a March 20 match against Kingston. Dietzman and doubles partner Kalli WIker improved to 5-0 on the season against Olympic, as the Wolves remained perfect in league play. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim junior Jessica Dietzman returns a volley in a March 20 match against Kingston. Dietzman and doubles partner Kalli WIker improved to 5-0 on the season against Olympic, as the Wolves remained perfect in league play. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Girls tennis: Sequim nets big wins over NK, Olympic

Olympic League standings

Team Rec.

Sequim 8-0

North Kitsap 7-1

Olympic 4-2

Kingston 4-3

Port Angeles 4-3

North Mason 3-5

Chimacum 1-6

Bremerton 1-6

Klahowya 1-7

The top spot in the Olympic League — for now — belongs to Sequim’s Wolves.

Despite losses in two singles matches, a deep Sequim squad knocked off North Kitsap — the defending state 2A champs — in a 5-2 decision on March 27, ending the Vikings’ 26-match Olympic League winning streak.

Coupled with a key win over Olympic, Sequim is 8-0 heading into spring break.

“We were very fortunate,” Sequim coach Mark Textor said.

Jessica Dietzman and Kalli Wiker topped No. 1 Vikings duo Noey Barreith and Geneva Newell, while McKenna Hastings and Ashley Rosales won in No. 2 doubles play against NK’s Grace Hanson and Jamison Jacobson (6-2, 6-4).

Amanda He and Arlene Law added a straight set win in No. 3 doubles, as did Emily Bundy and Melissa Porter in No. 4 doubles play.

Eden Johnson added a key win in No. 3 singles play, topping Emma Harper 7-6 (7-4), 6-0.

Karly Rojas and Riley Robodeux had singles wins for North Kitsap.

Following the win over North Kitsap, Sequim (7-0) added a key 5-2 win at Olympic on March 28, with matches decided similar to SHS’s win over North Kitsap.

“I thought the girls showed a lot of grit, especially in the Olympic match,” Textor said. “We were tired. We had a tough match the day before (against NK) and traveled. There could have been an emotional letdown (because) we hadn’t beaten North in a long time. They just kept fighting. Some girls were battling sicknesses.”

The Trojans, behind strong matches from Marissa Nameth and Ryleigh Barrett, took the top two singles matches, but Sequim swept Olympic in all doubles matches and picked up a straight-set win from Eden Johnson in No. 3 singles.

“We’re especially getting great play from Eden Johnson in singles,” Textor said. “Isabelle Hugoniot and Olivia Preston have played very well and very hard.”

Dietzman and Wiker improved to 5-0 on the season with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Emry Bohlman and Sydney Troy, while Hastings and Rosales stayed perfect on the season (6-0) with a key 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-8 win over DJ Cherry and Kaylani Riley. He and Law prevailed in No. 3 doubles with a straight set win versus Alani Pajimula and Kiarra Richards, while Bundy and Chloe Goldate survived a 6-4, 6-4 win in No. 4 doubles play against Kayeigh Byers and Jamie Prei.

Sequim started the week with a 7-0 shutout of North Mason on March 25.

With Dietzman out, Sequim got singles wins from Isabelle Hugoniot (6-2, 6-2 over Hailey Connell), Preston (6-0, 6-1 over Kody Wynn) and Johnson (6-0, 6-0 over Montana Field).

Hastings and Wiker teamed up in No. 1 doubles play for a win, edging Bre Gaschel and Makinna Skjorsby 6-2 and 7-5. Also picking up wins for the Wolves were He and Rosales, Porter and Goldate, and Corrine Klinger and Kayli Prorok.

Looking ahead

Sequim returns from spring break to face their cross-peninsula rivals in Port Angeles on April 10, then play at 1A Klahowya on April 11.

The Wolves host Chimacum on April 15 before two more away matches: April 17 at Kingston and April 22 at North Mason.

Sequim closes the season with two tough matches at home: April 24 versus North Kitsap and April 29 against Olympic.

“Both teams were missing a player or two, so they’ll be tough again,” Textor said, “but we’re tough, too. They should be good matches.”

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