Bellingham girls' tennis cruises over Blaine, 6-1


The Bellingham girls' tennis team topped Blaine 6-1 on Friday, April 26, at Blaine in a Northwest Conference matchup.

The Red Raiders (6-1 NWC, 12-1) saw a lot of success in the singles matches en route to four straight-set wins. Bella Hoyos and Kira Vazorka both won their matches 6-0 6-0.

Blaine (1-4 NWC, 5-8) did have some success in doubles, though, with the pairing of Emily Grayston and Alex Henderson pulling out a tough, three-set win over Kate Troutman and Catie Welch, 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3).

"It was the last match going, and it was the best one played on both sides," Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview. "They played consistently well after the first set, and we're glad to win one."

Bellingham 6, Blaine 1

Singles: Bella Hoyos (Bellingham) def. Saskia Dolk (Blaine) 6-0 6-0; Kira Vazorka (Bellingham) def. Elizabeth Berry (Blaine) 6-0 6-0; Kara Burns (Bellingham) def. Katie Morley (Blaine) 6-2 6-1; Mariah Miller (Bellingham) def Hope Wilkett (Blaine) 6-1 6-0

Doubles: Emily Grayston/Alex Henderson (Blaine) def. Kate Troutman/Catie Welch (Bellingham) 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3); Carie Pearsall/Tess Owen (Bellingham) def. Alicia Allison/Shirin Roth-Lerner (Blaine) 6-2 6-1; Leah Nichols/Olivia Giles (Bellingham) def. Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe (Blaine) 6-3 6-0.

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