Squalicum’s Catherine Michelutti captured second place in the Wesco Class 3A South Division Girls Tennis Tournament after losing to Shorewood’s Sasha Gaeth 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.
By claiming a top-four spot in the tournament, Michelutti qualified for the Class 3A District Tournament, which starts Tuesday at Arlington High School.
Gaeth was the top seed entering the tournament, while Michelutti was the second seed. Both players went undefeated en route to the final.
While the finals for the Class 2A singles and doubles were wrapped up Tuesday, third, fourth, fifth and sixth places still had to be decided Wednesday.
Nicole McInerney of Anacortes beat teammate Sally Vaux 6-3, 6-1 to claim third place. Louli Ziels of Bellingham edged Hailey Peterson of Sehome 6-1, 6-4 to take fifth place and the final spot in the Class 2A District Tournament, which starts at 10 a.m. Monday at Sehome High School.
In doubles, the Sehome duo of Zucchi/Leiweke beat teammates Balfour/McIlveine 6-1, 6-0 to claim third place. Funk/Ulrich of Sehome lost to Riedel/Mathias of Anacortes 6-3, 6-1 which means they just missed a district tournament berth.