The Squalicum girls' tennis team was able to defeat Anacortes 5-2 in a non-conference match Monday, March 18, in Anacortes.
"It was our first match and we actually had a chance to play so things went well for us," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "The girls were a little hesitant at first but they all settled in and played really well."
Tirsa Randall-Grutter was able to win the third singles for the Storm 6-4, 6-3, and Sarah Byron won the fourth singles 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.
"One of the best matches was with Tirsa," O'Brien said. "She played quite well and I was impressed with her effort."
Squalicum (1-0) will play at Blaine on Wednesday, March 20, in a non-conference match.
SQUALICUM 5, ANACORTES 2
Singles: Paula Jerkovich (A) d. Kirsten Powell 6-0, 6-3; Ashley Neitzel (A) d. Lindsey Belsher 6-2, 6-0; Tirsa Randall-Grutter (Squalicum) d. Jolie Jerkovich 6-4, 6-3; Sarah Byron (Squalicum) d. Carly Anderson 3-6, 6-3, 10-4
Doubles: Makena DeGoiler/Zoe Roberts (Squalicum) d. Meghan Geer/Miranda Millard 6-2, 6-0; Kim Dorr/Rachel Dorr (Squalicum) d. Colleen Anderson/Killian McCown 6-4, 6-0; Ali Anders/Claire Jackson (Squalicum) d. Mariah Dale/Orlana Locicero 5-7, 6-4, 6-2