Coach: John Freal
Last year: Finished fifth in the Northwest Conference (4-5) and finished 7-7 overall in duals.
Players to watch: Saskia Dolk (so.), Alicia Allison (sr.), Shirin Roth-Lerner (sr.), Elizabeth Berry (sr.), Emily Grayston (sr.), Alexandra Henderson (jr.)
Outlook: Even though the Borderites have four seniors and a junior on their roster, they're relatively inexperienced. "With the exception of Emily and Alicia, this is all pretty much a new experience for us," Freal said in a phone interview. "I'm not really sure how well we'll do this year." Dolk and Henderson both were district participants for the Borderites last year, and Freal said he expects Dolk to be solid in singles, along with Berry, while Allison, Roth-Lerner, Grayston and Henderson will be paired up in doubles to produce two strong teams. The good news for Blaine is that it drops down to 1A and gets away from the Bellingham schools, but the bad news is South Whidbey dropped down with them. "The postseason a real unknown for us at this point," Freal said. "We don't even know the dates, yet - we think it will be sometime in May."
March 15 at Anacortes W 5-2
March 18 Ferndale W 4-3
March 21 Sehome L 7-0
March 22 at South Whidbey ppd.
March 25 Squalicum 3:30 p.m.
March 26 at Bellingham 3:30 p.m.
March 28 at Coupeville 3:30 p.m.
April 10 Burlington-Edison* 3:30 p.m.
April 12 at Lynden* 3:30 p.m.
April 15 Anacortes* 3:30 p.m.
April 17 at Sehome* 3:30 p.m.
April 19 at Ferndale* 3:30 p.m.
April 22 at Squalicum* 3:30 p.m.
April 24 Friday Harbor TBD
April 26 Bellingham* 3:30 p.m.
April 29 Sedro-Woolley* 3:30 p.m.
Reach DAVID RASBACH at email@example.com or call 715-2271.