Borderites sweep doubles, fall 4-3

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 2, 2013 

The Blaine girls' tennis team fell 4-3 despite winning all of the doubles matches to Anacortes in a make-up Northwest Conference game at home Wednesday, May 1.

"It's a shame we had to make this up later as both teams were missing a couple players," Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview. "I think we would have liked to be at full strength, but it evened out. Now we are getting ready for the postseason."

Blaine (2-6 NWC, 6-10) was led by Alicia Allison and Shirin Roth-Lerner in the second doubles match that won 6-2, 6-0 and Mandy Hayes and Emily Roe, who won the third doubles match 7-5, 7-5.

Blaine will play in the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament on Thursday, May 9.

ANACORTES 4, BLAINE 3

Singles: Paula Jurkovich (Anacortes) d. Saskia Dolk (Blaine) 6-2, 7-5; Ashleigh Neitzel (Anacortes) d. Elizabeth Berry (Blaine) 6-2, 6-0; Jolie Jurkovich (Anacortes) d. Katie Morley (Blaine) 6-2, 6-2; Carly Anderson (Anacortes) d. Hope Wilkett (Blaine) forfeit

Doubles: Emily Grayston/Alex Henderson (Blaine) d. Kylee Berlin/Miranda Millard (Anacortes) forfeit; Alicia Allison/Shirin Roth-Lerner (Blaine) d. Colleen Anderson/Killian McCown (Anacortes) 6-2, 6-0; Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe (Blaine) d. Oriana Locicero/Maria Dale (Anacortes) 7-5, 7-5

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