The Squalicum girls' tennis team defeated Burlington-Edison 6-1 in the Storm's season opener on Tuesday, March 18, at Burlington-Edison High School.
"Good start of the season for us," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "(We) had a little nerves to begin with, but we played well."
The Storm won all four of its singles matches in straight sets, with No. 1 singles player Ali Anders topping the Tigers' JC Cammock 6-4, 6-3.
"She played a very solid match," O'Brien said. "She worked really hard in the offseason, and has taken our No. 1 spot."
Squalicum (1-0) is back in action against Lynden at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the Lynden YMCA.
SQUALICUM 6, BURLINGTON-EDISON 1
Singles: Ali Anders (S) def. JC Cammock (B-E) 6-4, 6-3; Lindsey Belsher (S) def. Micaela Granberg (B-E) 6-3, 6-2; Tirsa Randall-Grutter (S) def. Eleanore Sammeth (B-E) 6-2, 6-0; Sarah Byron (S) def. Abbey Atkinson (B-E) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: Kim Dorr and Rachel Dorr (S) def. Sydney Parkinson and Jessica Maguell (B-E) 6-1, 6-3; Laura Pickering and Julianne Doucet (B-E) def. Claire Jackson and Katrina Stefan (S) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Susan Laitsch and Lucy Cornwell (S) def. Olivia Nilsen and Anna Barnett (B-E) 6-3, 6-1.