Ferndale's girls' tennis team lost to Sedro-Woolley 5-2 on Wednesday, April 9, at Ferndale, but the Golden Eagles had some close calls.
Trina Byers earned Ferndale's most dominant win, taking down Shannon Jack 6-3, 6-2. Byers started the year as the Golden Eagles' No. 4 singles player and is now their No. 2.
"After the first couple of games today she just figured out her opponent and picked her apart," Ferndale coach Ed Sweitzer said in a phone interview. "She had some good backhands and ground strokes."
Gloriana Swanson had Ferndale's other win, coming back to defeat Olivia Nichols 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. After dropping the first set, Sweitzer told Swanson to not be so hard on herself after a mistake, he said.
"She went back out there and was a totally different player," Sweitzer added.
Ferndale plays Bellingham at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at home.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY 5, FERNDALE 2
Singles: Kassidee Beuse (Sedro-Woolley) def. Lauren Mattaini 6-0, 6-1; Trina Byers (Ferndale) def. Shannon Jack 6-3, 6-2; Emily Peterson (Sedro-Woolley) def. Holley Clark 6-3, 6-3; Gloriana Swanson (Ferndale) def. Olivia Nichols 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Bridget Janicki, Emily VanLiew (Sedro-Woolley) def. Carly Bannerman, Shelby Slaughter 6-1, 6-2; Ashley Hailey, Amy Schols (Sedro-Woolley) def. Cassidy Newman, Alley Bagley 6-3, 6-3; Lodjic, McKenzie Hunsaker (Sedro-Woolley) def. Meredith Boxx, Hailey Shulz 6-4, 6-4