Red Raiders roll through Lions


Bellingham's girls' tennis team rolled to a 7-0 victory over Lynden in a Northwest Conference match on Monday, April 28, at Lynden YMCA.

Mariah Miller picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles and Catie Welch and Ellie Iwersen coasted to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles.

"I thought Bellingham played really well. They were on all cylinders," Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview. "I thought my girls played well. They battled hard."

Karis Vandiest and Nicole George managed to win five games in two sets against Bellingham's Olivia Bjorklund and Ashley Spink at No. 3 doubles.

Lynden's Kelsey Houston played her first varsity singles matches and won three of the 15 games played.

"She was out of sorts a little but I thought she had a good match," Ballard said of his No. 4 singles player.

Bellingham (11-2, 4-1 NWC) plays Anacortes on Wednesday, April 30, at home. Lynden (3-10, 1-4 NWC) faces Sedro-Woolley on Wednesday on the road.


Singles: Kira Vazorka (Bellingham) def. Bridget Johnson (Lynden) 6-0, 6-1; Kara Burns (Bellingham) def. Emily Corbin (Lynden) 6-1, 6-0; Mariah Miller (Bellingham) def. Emily Brown (Lynden) 6-0, 6-0; Ruby Parker (Bellingham) def. Kelsey Houston (Lynden) 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: Catie Welch/Ellie Iwersen (Bellingham) def. Bailee Mulder/Kellie Siebig (Lynden) 6-0, 6-1; Tess Owen/Keri Brauner (Bellingham) def. Rachel Wiles/Emily Thies (Lynden) 6-2, 6-1; Olivia Bjorklund/Ashley Spink (Bellingham) def. Karis Vandiest/Nicole George 6-1, 6-4.

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