Sehome tops Bellingham in regular season finale


The Sehome girls' tennis team defeated Bellingham 6-1 on Saturday, May 4, at Sehome in the final regular season match of the year.

The two top teams in the division decided to play the final match in an all-doubles format to get a chance for everyone to play.

"It was nice to see who we might see entering the post season," Sehome coach Bonna Giller said in a phone interview. "It was obviously the season-ender for both teams, and it was very competitive."

The highlight match of the day was the No. 1 doubles between Sehome's Lauren Smith and Andrea Clawson and Bellingham's Bella Hoyos and Cari Pearsall.

The freshman/sophomore tandem combined to defeat the two seniors in three sets.

"It was the first time I matched Lauren and Andrea together," Giller said. "Bella is the top player in the conference... I think Andrea and Lauren felt really good about that."

Sehome 6, Bellingham 1

Doubles: Lauren Smith/Andrea Clawson (Sehome) def. Bella Hoyos/Cari Pearsall (Bellingham) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; Catie Welch/Kate Troutman (Bellingham) def. Simone Hall/Lizzie Friesen (Sehome) 6-4 6-4; Taylor Harris/Madison Harris (Sehome) def. Leah Nichols/Olivia Giles (Bellingham) 6-3 6-2; Jane Clawson/Kristen Chalmers (Sehome) def. Kara Burns/Mariah Miller (Bellingham) 6-2 7-6 (7-4); Natalie Knops/Nicola Morrow (Sehome) def. Cari Browner/Monica Perez-Loronzo (Bellingham) 6-3 7-5; Alli Morrow/Kara Junttila (Sehome) def. Anna Crowley/Marli Knowles (Bellingham) 6-3 6-1; Hailey Holland/Andrea Zucchi (Sehome) def. Rudy Parker/Olivia Bjorklund (Bellingham) 6-1 4-6 6-1.

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