Blaine earns first NWC win over Lynden


The Blaine girls' tennis team won 6-1 at Lynden in a Northwest Conference match Tuesday, April 23.

"I thought Blaine played a really good match today," Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview. "We're fairly even with them and they outplayed us today. They played better tennis than we did."

Saskia Dolk defeated Devon Kollmyer in the first singles match 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 for the Borderites (1-2 NWC, 4-5).

Emily Grayston and Alex Henderson won the first doubles match for Blaine 6-3, 7-5 over Morgan Otter and Tilly Timmer.

Morgan Braithwaite won the only match for Lynden (0-3 NWC, 1-7) against Hope Wilkett 7-6 (3) 2-6, 10-8.

Blaine hosts Friday Harbor in a non-conference game Wednesday, April 24, while Lynden hosts Sedro-Woolley in a NWC game.


Singles: Saskia Dolk (Blaine) d. Devon Kollmyer (Lynden) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3; Elizabeth Berry (Blaine) d. Katherine Haveman (Lynden) 6-3, 6-3; Katie Morley (Blaine) d. Bridget Johnson (Lynden) 6-3, 7-6 (5); Morgan Braithwaite (Lynden) d. Hope Wilkett (Blaine) 7-6 (3), 2-6, 10-8

Doubles: Emily Grayston/Alex Henderson (Blaine) d. Morgan Otter/Tilly Timmer (Lynden) 6-3, 7-5; Alicia Allison/Shirin Roth-Lerner (Blaine) d. Bailee Mulder/Kellie Fiebig (Lynden) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1; Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe (Blaine) d. Alex Schulhauser/Kelsey Hewson (Lynden) 7-6 (2), 6-2

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