Storm lose close match with Tigers

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 19, 2014 

Squalicum's Ali Anders won a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 comeback, but the girls' tennis team took a 4-3 loss to Burlington-Edison on Friday, April 18, at Squalicum.

"I was very pleased with Ali's focus," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "She had good focus and played well."

Hope Jorgensen scored a 6-2, 6-2 win in her first varsity singles' match for the Storm. Braeden Hilleary got her first varsity win teaming with Alli Hart to win 7-5, 5-7, 8-6 as well.

Squalicum's Sarah Byron wasn't as fortunate, taking a loss to the Tigers' Micaela Grandberg 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Byron moved up from No. 4 singles to No. 2 singles for the match.

"Sarah played a smart match. It was very close," O'Brien said. "It was a good challenge for her."

Squalicum's next match is against Lynden at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at home.

BURLINGTON-EDISON 4, SQUALICUM 3

Singles: Ali Anders (Squal) def. Jaycy Cammock 2-6, 6-1, 6-1; Micaela Grandberg (BE) def. Sarah Byron 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; Eleanore Sammeth (BE) def. Lucy Cornwell 6-4, 6-1; Hope Jorgensen (Squal) def. Abbey Atkinson 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: Sydney Parkinson/Jessica Muskell (BE) def. Katrina Stefan/Claire Jackson 6-0, 6-1; Julianna Dawcet/Laura Pickering (BE) def. Susan Laitsch/Stephanie Limbach 6-3, 6-1; Braeden Hilleary/Alli Hart (Squal) def. McKenzie Livingston/Olivia Nilsen 7-5, 5-7, 8-6.

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