The champs are back to defend their title.
Sequim High junior Jessica Dietzman and sophomore Kalli Wiker swept through four matches at the Olympic League tournament last week to capture their second league title in as many seasons, and now look to repeat at West Central District 2A champions at the district tourney set for May 17-18 at Kitsap Athletic Club in Bremerton.
Dietzman and Wiker opened the league tourney with a 6-0, 6-0 win over North Mason’s Kailey Green and Rachel Youngman, and added a 6-1, 6-2 win over Olympic’s Karli Taylor and Alex Valenzuela.
In the semifinals, Dietzman and Wiker topped North Kitsap’s Grace Hansen and Jamsinon Jacobson (6-1, 6-2), then beat Emry Bohlman and Sydney Troy of Olympic 6-2, 6-3 in the league championship.
Dietzman and Wiker are now 15-0 this season.
Teammates McKenna Hastings and Ashley Rosales were one win from meeting their teammates in the league finals after winning their first two matches, but dropped a 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 match to Olympic’s Bohlman and Troy in the semis. The Sequim duo then fell to a North Kitsap team in the consolation bracket, missing a chance at advancing to districts. Hastings and Rosales finished 16-2 on the season.
Amanda He and Arlene Law opened the league tourney with a three-set thriller over North Kitsap’s Noey Barreith and Geneva Newell (5-7, 6-4, 7-5), coming back from down match point in the third set for the win. The Sequim duo won one of their next three matches, also falling one win short of a district tourney berth (Barreith and Newell went on to earn a district berth). He and Law finished 14-2 on the season.
In singles play, Sequim’s Isabelle Hugoniot won her first match, a 6-0, 6-0 decision over North Mason’s Hailey Connell, before falling to Bulldog Makinna Skonsby in the quarterfinals. Hugoniot topped Sequim teammate Melissa Porter in the next match before getting eliminated by Olympic’s Ryleigh Barrett in her fourth match. Hugoniot finished 7-7 on the season.
Teammates Porter and Eden Johnson each went 1-2 in the tourney play.
The top six singles players and doubles teams at districts advance to the state 2A tourney, set for May 24-25 at the University of Washington’s Nordstrom Center in Seattle.
Last season, Dietzman and Wiker lost just one set in three matches before falling in straight sets to 2A champs Katrina Kuntz and Nina Vongsaly of Sammamish.