Red Raiders finish regular season with win


Bellingham's girls' tennis team finished its season with a 7-0 Northwest Conference win over Ferndale on Wednesday, May 7, at Bellingham.

"Ferndale's an up-and-coming team," Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. "We competed great. We knew Ferndale had been playing well so we made sure we were ready to go."

Catie Welch and Ellie Iwersen defeated Carly Bannerman and Shelby Slaughter at No. 1 doubles in the closest match of the day.

"It was two good teams," Chronister said. "That was a good match to watch."

On another note, Bellingham's JV team finished the year 16-0, losing only four games all season while winning 108.


Singles: Kira Vazorka (Bellingham) def. Trina Byers (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0; Kara Burns (Bellingham) def. Gloriana Swanson (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-1; Mariah Miller (Bellingham) def. Holley Clark (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0; Oriana LoCicero (Bellingham) def. Nikki Bernard (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Catie Welch/Ellie Iwersen (Bellingham) def. Carly Bannerman/Shelby Slaughter (Ferndale) 6-2, 6-2; Keri Brauner/Tess Owen (Bellingham) def. Sophia Chahine/Cassidy Newman (Ferndale) 6-1, 6-0; Olivia Bjorklund/Ashley Spink (Bellingham) def. Haley Schulz/Meredith Boxx (Ferndale) 6-0, 6-0.

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