The Ferndale girls' tennis team fell just short in its 4-3 loss at home to Anacortes in a makeup non-conference match Tuesday, April 23.
"It was a close battle," Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. "The doubles played really well, especially the number two and three doubles. They had strong wins."
Ally Bagley and Cassidy Newman won the second doubles match 6-1, 6-0 and Lauren Mattaini and Sydney Cutsforth won the third doubles match 6-3, 7-5 for the Golden Eagles (0-3 NWC, 0-8)
"It was tough because we started this match a month ago and the players have changed," Vendiola said. "I think all the players competed, we just fell a little short today."
Ferndale plays at Squalicum for a Northwest Conference match Wednesday, April 24.
ANACORTES 4, FERNDALE 3
Singles: Jamie Pettinger (Ferndale) d. Paola Jurkovich (Anacortes) 6-3, 6-3; Ashley Neitzel (Anacortes) d. Savanna Pothier (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0; Jolie Jurkovich (Anacortes) d. Trina Byers (Ferndale) 6-2, 6-2; Oriana Locicero (Anacortes) d. Zoe Shook (Ferndale) default
Doubles: Carly Anderson/Kylee Berlin (Anacortes) d. Taylor Knutson/Hannah Pitsch (Ferndale) 7-5, 7-5; Ally Bagley/Cassidy Newman (Ferndale) d. Meghan Geer/Colleen Anderson (Anacortes) 6-1, 6-0; Lauren Mattaini/Sydney Cutsforth (Ferndale) d. Maria Dale/Killian McCown (Anacortes) 6-3, 7-5