Prep girls' tennis preview five to watch

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 20, 2014 

ANDREA CLAWSON

Sehome

Junior

Clawson and teammate Lauren Smith formed a state championship duo last postseason, and Clawson is one of the many talented players Mariners coach Bonna Giller gets to work with this spring.

ALEX HENDERSON

Blaine

Senior

Henderson played doubles last season, but coach John Freal has decided to move her to singles. He's also counting on her senior leadership to help bring along a young Borderite club.

LAUREN MATTAINI

Ferndale

Junior

New coach Ed Sweitzer's goal is to transform the Golden Eagles into a competitor. Mattaini is an experienced player, and her game should continue to grow given the opponents she'll play as Ferndale's top singles player.

KIRA VAZORKA

Bellingham

Senior

The Red Raiders are a deep team, and coach Steve Chronister said he has a number of strong players who are capable of stepping up into Bellingham's No. 1 singles spot. So far, Vazorka seems to be the leading candidate.

TIRSA RANDALL-GRUTTER

Squalicum

Senior

Randall-Grutter is one of three talented Storm seniors who've provided strong early leadership. She's slated to play out of Squalicum's No. 3 singles spot and will be an important piece to the Storm's success.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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