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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-5 ATHLETE.00 THE WEEK Tennis still thrills Shelton senior By EMILY HANSON emi/y@masoncounly com Jusiin Demattos still re- members nearly every detail of his first victory for the Shelton boys tennis team. The SHS senior remembers that the match was in Yelm his freshman year. He remembers that he played doubles. And he remembers what it felt like. "It was scary, but great," De- mattos, 17, said. "It was a great way to get that first win out of the way." Four years later, winning matches is still exciting for De- mattos. "It feels good, always," De- mattos said. "When it gets close, it gets scary." Demattos began playing ten- nis in seventh grade through the youth tennis camp SHS head coach John Perry hosts ev- ery summer. "I thought it might be fun," Demattos said with a shrug. Is tennis still fun? "Oh, yeah," he replied as a grin lit up his face. "i love the play style. It's calm and quiet," he said. "It can be a team sport, a single sport. It can be anything you want it to be, really." After competing at the 3A West Central District III cham- pionship last fall, Demattos' goal this year is to reach the 3A WIAA State Boys Tennis Championship, which will be played in the spring. "i think we have a good chance at districts," he said. Although Demattos started this season as a doubles player, he switched to playing singles when his partner, senior Andrew Johnson, injured his collarbone. "I like playing singles right now," Demattos said. He stated he'd like to play tennis in college at the Division IH level. "rm looking at Whitman Col- lege (in Walla Walla). rd love to go there," Demattos said. "They have the programs I want to study and a good tennis team." Although he hasn't decided what he wants to major in, De- mattes said his interests include astronomy, politics, physics and business. Academically, Demattos should be well prepared for what- ever subject he chooses to pursue. He has a 3.97 GPA and is ranked third in his class. Outside of regular classes, Demattos is the treasurer of the Key Club and a National Honor Society member. "I try, to do all the volunteer stuff for Key Club," he said. "It's the high school version of Ki- wanis and I plan to join Circle K, the college version, next year." He said he enjoys Key Club because of the people and the volunteer work. "It's a great way to help the community and the fundraisers are a lot of fun," Demattos said. When he has down time Justin Demattos School: Shelton High School Fall sportc Boys tennis Favorite team: Seattle Mariners Favorite  Blue Ro/e models." "Either John Perry or my for- mer baseball coach, Craig Gregory. They're both great coaches. G-man (SHS assistant tennis coach Dann Gagnon) is a great coach,too." Would you walk around in a tutu like teammate Danny Dracobly? "It depends on what it's for. If it's for spirit week, yes. If it's just random, I don't know." Demattos away from school, tennis and volunteer work, Demattos said he enjoys playing video games. Which is his favorite video game? "Don't even get me started on the subject," he replied while laughing. SPORTS CALENDAR THURSDAY Shelton girls swimming at 3A Narrows League Diving Championship at Foss. Time to be determined. North Mason boys tennis at 2A Olympic League Championship at North Kitsap High School Time to be determined. North Mason cross- country at 2A Olympic League Championship 4:30 p.m at The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim Shelton junior varsity girls soccer vs. Olympia 5 p.m. at Highclimber Stadium. North Mason junior varsity girls soccer vs. Olympic 5 p.m. at Phil Pugh Stadium. North Mason junior varsity volleyball vs. Olympic 5 p.m. Mary M. Knight varsity volleyball 6 p.m. at Naselle. North Mason varsity volleyball vs. Olympic 6:15 p.m. Shelton varsity volleyball vs. Peninsula 6:30 p.m. in the Mini Dome. North Mason varsity girls soccer vs. Olympic 6:45 p.m. at Phil Pugh Stadium. Shelton varsity girls soccer vs. Lincoln 7 p.m. at Highclimber Stadium. FRIDAY Shelton boys tennis at 3A Narrows League Championship day 1 at Capitol City Tennis Center in Tumwater Time to be determined Shelton girls swimming at 3A Narrows League Swimming Championship at Mount Tahoma. Time to be determined. Shelton varsity football 7 p.m. at Mount Tahoma. North Mason varsity football 7 p.m. at Bremerton. SATURDAY Shelton junior varsity volleyball 8:30 a.m. at Black Hills Junior Varsity Tournament, Sheiton boys tennis at 3A Narrows League Championship day 2 at Capitol City Tennis Center in Tumwater. Time to be determined. Mary M. 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North Mason junior varsity volleyball vs. Port Angeles 5 p.m. Shelton junior varsity volleyball 5:30 p.m. at Capital. Mary M. Knight volleyball vs. Naselle 6 p.m. North Mason varsity volleyball vs. Port Angeles 6:15 p.m. North Mason varsity girls soccer vs. Port Angeles 6:45 p.m. at Phil Pugh Stadium. Shelton varsity volleyball 7 p.m at Capital. Shelton varsity girls soccer vs. Mount Tahoma 7 p.m. at Highclimber Stadium. WEDNESDAY Mary M. Knight volleyball 7 p.m. at Pope John Paul II High School in Lacey. OCT. 30 Shelton junior varsity girls soccer vs. Central Kitsap 3:30 p.m. at Gordon Field in Bremerton. Shelton varsity girls soccer vs. Central Kitsap 3:30 p.m. at Gordon Field in Bremerton. To subm# a sports calendar item, email emily@masoncounty, com. ctfi00mber ON COUN Do you know a business tha supports |he community like Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop. 20 3 Business of the Year? Nominal.. someone today for Volunteer of ".,he Year. Cfftzen of the Year. or Business of the Year.