Two days after getting swept by Sehome, Squalicum earned a sweep of its own with a 7-0 non-conference win against Cascade Conference opponent Granite Falls Thursday, March 28, at Squalicum High School.
Storm No. 1 singles player Kirsten Powell earned her first singles win and Lindsey Belsher won 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 2 doubles slot.
"I would say the best match of the day was our No. 1 singles, Kirsten Powell," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "She had a good battle. It was good to see."
O'Brien also praised the play of doubles duo Makena DeGolier and Zoe Roberts, who beat Granite Falls' No. 1 doubles team 6-0, 6-0.
Squalicum (3-1) takes a week off before returning to action against Bellingham at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Bellingham High.
SQUALICUM 7, GRANITE FALLS 0
Singles: Kirsten Powell (Sq) def. Rachel Mow (GF) 6-4, 6-4; Lindsey Belsher (Sq) def. Brittany Young (GF) 6-0, 6-0; Tirsa Randal-Grutter (Sq) def. Sierra Murdoch 6-0, 6-2; Katrina Steffan (Sq) forfeit
Doubles: Makena DeGolier/Zoe Roberts (Sq) def. Hailey Arndt/Katelyn Gresli (GF) 6-0,6-0; Ali Anders/Claire Jackson (Sq) def. Annie Hart and Cassie Hart (GF) 6-3,6-4; Sarah Byron/Bailey Canup def. Laura Gilbertson/ Chloe Downs 6-2, 6-1