All-Whatcom County Girls' Tennis Team

June 14, 2013 

Breakdown of The Bellingham Herald's 2013 All-Whatcom County Girls' Tennis team:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

BELLA HOYOS

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

What she did: Finished third in the singles draw at the Class 2A State Championships for a second straight year. ... Won the Northwest District and sub-district tournament titles to qualify for state. ... Won her first 24 singles matches of the season, before falling to Selah's McKenzie Kieser in the state semifinals. ... Posted an impressive 93-8 career record (.921 winning percentage) in singles and doubles at Bellingham. ... Selected the all-Northwest Conference MVP by the league's coaches.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

BONNA GILLER

School: Sehome

What she did: Led a team that featured only three seniors along with five sophomores and two freshmen in its regular starting lineup to a 17-0 record and the Northwest Conference title. ... Sehome twice beat Bellingham, which had not lost a dual match in 46 matches before an April 23 NWC loss to the Mariners. ... Coached Andrea Clawson and Lauren Smith to the Class 2A doubles state title. ... Also coached Avery West to the 2A boys' singles state title.

ANDREA CLAWSON

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Lauren Smith to win the Class 2A doubles state title. ... Posted a 12-1 record after being paired with Smith, winning a Northwest District title and placing third in the sub-district tournament along the way. ... Also posted a 9-4 record in singles playing primarily as Sehome's No. 1. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

LIZZIE FRIESEN

School: Sehome

Year: Freshman

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Simone Hall to win the Class 2A Sub-District Tournament doubles title. ... Forced to withdraw from the Northwest District tournament after Hall injured her elbow in a freak accident at home. ... She and Hall posted a 4-1 record together. ... Also put up a 13-0 record in singles playing primarily as Sehome's No. 4. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

EMILY GRAYSTON

School: Blaine

Year: Senior

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Alex Henderson at the Class 1A TrI-District Tournament to come within two wins of advancing to state. "That's as far as we've been in a while," coach John Freal said at the time. ... Won the 1A Northwest District title to advance to tri-district. ... Posted an 11-6 record in doubles play primarily at No. 1 for Blaine. ... Also was 1-1 in singles play. ... Helped the Borderites grab a pair of Northwest Conference wins.

SIMONE HALL

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Lizzie Friesen to win the Class 2A Sub-District Tournament doubles title. ... Forced to withdraw from the Northwest District Tournament after she injured her elbow in a freak accident at home. ... She and Friesen posted a 4-1 record together. ... Also put up a 14-0 record in singles playing primarily as Sehome's No. 2. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

MADISON HARRIS

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What she did: Teamed with sister Taylor Harris at the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament to advance within two wins of qualifying for the state tournament doubles draw. ... Placed fifth at the sub-district tournament to advance to district. ... Posted a 17-5 record playing mostly No. 1 doubles for Sehome. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected second-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

TAYLOR HARRIS

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What she did: Teamed with sister Madison Harris at the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament to advance within two wins of qualifying for the state tournament doubles draw. ... Placed fifth at the sub-district tournament to advance to district. ... Posted a 17-5 record playing mostly No. 1 doubles for Sehome. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected second-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

ALEX HENDERSON

School: Blaine

Year: Junior

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Emily Grayston at the Class 1A TrI-District Tournament to come within two wins of advancing to state. "That's as far as we've been in a while," coach John Freal said at the time. ... Won the 1A Northwest District title to advance to tri-district. ... Posted a 12-6 record in doubles play primarily at No. 1 for Blaine. ... Helped the Borderites grab a pair of Northwest Conference wins.

LAUREN SMITH

School: Sehome

Year: Freshman

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Andrea Clawson to win the Class 2A doubles state title. ... Posted a 12-1 record after being paired with Clawson, winning a Northwest District title and placing third in the sub-district tournament along the way. ... Also posted a 14-0 record in singles playing primarily as Sehome's No. 3. ... Helped the Mariners finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Northwest Conference title. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by league's coaches.

KATE TROUTMAN

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Catie Welch to place fourth at the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament and go to state as an alternate. ... Took the district third-place match to three sets. ... Placed fourth at the sub-district tournament to advance to district. ... Posted a 15-7 doubles record playing primarily No. 1 for Bellingham. ... Helped the Red Raiders finish second in the Northwest Conference standings. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by the league's coaches.

KIRA VAZORKA

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

What she did: Advanced to within two wins at the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament of qualifying for the state tournament singles draw. ... Placed fifth at the sub-district tournament to advance to district. ... Posted a 15-7 singles record playing primarily at No. 2 for Bellingham's. ... Helped the Red Raiders finish second in the Northwest Conference standings. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by the league's coaches.

CATIE WELCH

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

What she did: Teamed with doubles partner Kate Troutman to place fourth at the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament and go to state as an alternate. ... Took the district third-place match to three sets. ... Placed fourth at the sub-district tournament to advance to district. ... Posted a 15-9 doubles record playing primarily No. 1 for Bellingham and was 1-0 in singles play. ... Helped the Red Raiders finish second in the Northwest Conference standings. ... Selected first-team All-NWC by the league's coaches.

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Devon Kollmyer Lynden

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