The Squalicum girls' tennis team defeated Ferndale 6-1 in a Northwest Conference match Wednesday, April 24, in Bellingham.
"I was pleased with the match throughout today," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "The girls played well from singles to doubles."
Kirsten Powell defeated Jamie Pettinger 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (7) in the first singles match for the Storm (4-2 NWC, 7-3).
"It was a close match between Kirsten and Jamie," O'Brien said. "To have her prevail in the third set tiebreaker was exciting. It was as close as you could get and they both played really well. They have different playing styles, which was interesting to see. Jamie comes to the net a lot and Kirsten played back and tried to pass her so it made it a good match."
Kim Dorr and Rachel Dorr defeated Ally Bagley and Cassidy Newman 6-3, 6-2 in the second doubles match for Sehome.
Lindsey Belsher defeated Trina Byers 6-0, 6-0 in the second singles match for the Mariners.
Ferndale's (0-5 NWC, 0-10) Shelby Slaughter and Carly Bannerman defeated Ali Anders and Claire Jackson 6-4, 6-4 to earn the win.
The Golden Eagles host Lynden in a Northwest Conference game Thursday, April 25, while Squalicum hosts Anacortes.
SQUALICUM 6, FERNDALE 1
Singles: Kirsten Powell (Sq.) d. Jamie Pettinger (Ferndale) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (7); Lindsey Belsher (Sq.) d. Trina Byers (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0; Tirsa Randall-Grutter (Sq.) d. Lauren Mattaini (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Byron (Sq.) d. Sydney Cutsforth (Ferndale) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Makena DeGolier/Zoe Roberts (Sq.) d. Hannah Pitsch/Tayler Knutson (Ferndale) 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-2; Kim Dorr/Rachel Dorr (Sq.) d. Ally Bagley/Cassidy Newman 6-3, 6-2; Shelby Slaughter/Carly Bannerman (Ferndale) d. Ali Anders/Claire Jackson (Sq.) 6-4, 6-4