Sehome girls' tennis rolls past Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 18, 2014 

SEHOME 6, BELLINGHAM 1

Sehome's tennis team defeated Bellingham 6-1 in a season-opening match for both teams Tuesday, March 18, at Bellingham.

The Mariners won all four singles matches, led by Andrea Clawson at the No. 1 position. She defeated Kira Vazorka 6-1, 6-3.

"Sehome has an outstanding team," Bellingham coach Steve Chronsiter said in a phone interview. "We put up a good fight, but they were clearly the better team."

The lone win from the Red Raiders came from their No. 1 doubles team of Catie Welch and Ellie Iwersen. They defeated Madison Harris and Taylor Harris 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.

"We were very happy with how our first doubles played," Chronister said. "It was a very exciting match.

Chronister spoke highly of Sehome's team, saying they were a clear league favorite.

Sehome faces Blaine on Thursday, March 20, at home. Bellingham meets Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, at home.

SEHOME 6, BELLINGHAM 1

Singles: Andrea Clawson (Sehome) def. Kira Vazorka (Bellingham) 6-1,6-3; Lauren Smith (Sehome) def. Kara Burns (Bellingham) 6-3,6-1; Simone Hall (Sehome) def. Mariah Miller (Bellingham) 6-2,6-1; Ali Morrow (Sehome) def. Ruby Parker (Bellingham) 6-0,6-0.

Doubles: Catie Welch/Ellie Iwersen (Bellingham) def. Madison Harris/Taylor Harris 6-2,1-6,6-2; Natalie Knopf/Emily Webster (Sehome) def. Tess Owen/Keri Brauner (Bellingham) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Andrea Zucchi/Hailey Holland (Sehome) def. Olivia Bjorklund/Ashley Spink (Bellingham) 6-2, 6-2.

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