The Squalicum girls' tennis team earned a 6-1 win over Blaine in a Northwest Conference match at home Monday, April 22.
"I was very pleased with our singles play today, especially," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "Kirsten Powell made some great improvements in how she played the same gal last time. I was very pleased with her effort today. Sarah Byron also made some tactical changes in the second set and was able to play much better and I was impressed with her ability to make changes."
Powell defeated Saskia Dolk 6-1, 6-0 in the first singles match and Byron defeated Wilkett 6-4, 6-2 in the second singles match for the Storm (3-2 NWC, 6-3).
Emily Grayston and Alex Henderson won the first doubles match for Blaine (0-3 NWC, 3-6) over Zoe Roberts and Makena DeGolier 6-2, 6-3.
Blaine travels to Lynden for a Northwest Conference match Tuesday, April 23, while Squalicum hosts Ferndale on Wednesday, April 24.
SQUALICUM 6, BLAINE 1
Singles: Kristen Powell (Sq.) d. Saskia Dolk (Blaine) 6-1, 6-0; Lindsey Belsher (Sq.) d. Elizabeth Berry (Blaine) 6-0, 6-0; Tirsa Randall-Grutter (Sq.) d. Katie Morley (Blaine) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Byron (Sq.) d. Hope Wilkett (Blaine) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles: Emily Grayston/Alex Henderson (Blaine) d. Zoe Roberts/Makena DeGolier (Sq.) 6-2, 6-3; Kim Dorr/Rachel Dorr (Sq.) d. Alicia Allison/Shirin Roth-Lerner (Blaine) 6-0, 6-3; Ali Anders/Claire Jackson (Sq.) d. Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe (Blaine) 6-4, 6-2