Squalicum tops Lynden 5-2

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 18, 2013 

The Squalicum girls' tennis team edged Lynden 5-2 on Wednesday, April 17, in a Northwest Conference league match.

Lynden's Devin Kollmyer and Squalicum's Kirsten Powell squared off in the No. 1 singles match. After a back and forth affair, Kollmyer was able to pull out the tough three set win, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) despite trailing the final set 2-5.

"It was an amazing last set," Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview.

The Storm rallied after the opening loss to win the final three singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 win by Tirsa Randall-Grutter.

"The just played really well," Ballard said in a phone interview. "They looked better than the first time we played them."

Lynden (1-6, NWC 0-2) hosts Blaine on Thursday, April 18, while Squalicum (5-3, NWC 2-2) welcomes Anacortes on Friday, April 19. Both are NWC league matches.

SQUALICUM 5, LYNDEN 2

Singles: Devin Kollmyer (Lynden) def. Kirsten Powell (Squalicum) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5); Lindsey Belsher (Squalicum) def. Katherine Haveman (Lynden) 6-2, 6-0; Tirsa Randall-Grutter (Squalicum) def. Bridget Johnson (Lynden) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Byron (Squalicum) def. Morgan Braithwaite (Lynden) 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: Makena DeGolier/ Zoe Roberts (Squalicum) def. Morgan Otter/Tilly Timmer (Lynden) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5; Kim Dorr/ Rachel Dorr (Squalicum) def. Bailee Mulder/Kelly Siebig (Lynden) 6-2, 6-1; Alex Schulhauser/Kelsey Hewsond (Lynden) def. Ali Anders/Claire Jackson (Squalicum)6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

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