Bellingham's girls' tennis team battled to a 5-2 victory over Anacortes in a Northwest Conference game on Friday, April 11, at Anacortes.
"I like how we played," Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. "When we got beat, we got beat. It wasn't our fault, we played hard and tough."
Mariah Miller's win at No. 2 singles was signaled by Chronister as one of her best performances of the season.
"She played a great match. She beat a good player and with a good score," Chronister said.
Oriana LoCicero also played an excellent match, Chronister said. Keri Brauner and Tess Owen impressed again at No. 2 doubles.
"Brauner and Owen continue to play great for us," he said.
Bellingham moves to 7-1 on the year. The Red Raiders face Squalicum on Monday, April 14, at Squalicum
BELLINGHAM 5, ANACORTES 2
Singles: Paola Jurkovich (Ana) def. Kira Vazorka (Bell) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Mariah Miller (Bell) def. Jolie Jurkovich (Ana) 6-1, 6-2; Taylor Phillips (Ana) def. Ruby Parker 6-0, 6-3; Oriana LoCicero (Bell) def. Stella Gillman (Ana) 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Catie Welch/Ellie Iwersen (Bell) def. Carly Anderson/Kylee Berlin (Ana) 7-6 (3), 6-1; Keri Brauner/Tess Owen (Bell) def. Colleen Anderson/Maria Dale (Ana) 6-1, 6-1; Ashley Spink/Olivia Bjorklund (Bell) def. Miranda Millard/Summer Burton (Ana) 6-1, 6-1