High School Sports

Red Raiders sweep doubles in 6-1 win over Blaine

Bellingham’s girls’ tennis team swept all three doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Blaine on Friday, March 27, at Bellingham High School.

Ellie Iwersen and Mariah Miller had a strong match for the Red Raiders at No. 1 doubles with a 6-0, 6-0 win, Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. Ruby Parker at No. 2 singles also played well in her 6-0, 6-0 win.

Blaine’s lone win came from Saskia Dolk at No. 1 singles who topped Oriana LoCicero 6-1, 6-0.

“Saskia played an excellent match,” Chronister said. “Oriana hit the ball well, Saskia hit the ball a little better.”

Bellingham plays Sehome on Monday, March 30. Blaine faces Ferndale on Monday.

Bellingham 6, Blaine 1

Singles: Saskia Dolk (Blaine) def. Oriana LoCicero 6-1, 6-0; Ruby Parker (Bellingham) def. Chloe Foster 6-0, 6-0; Olivia Bjorklund (Bellingham) def. Payton Saunders 6-2, 6-1; Katie Kales (Bellingham) def. Caylie Sharp 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles: Ellie Iwersen/Mariah Miller (Bellingham) def. Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe 6-0, 6-0; Alice Hiebert/Savannah Atwell (Bellingham) def. Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp 6-2, 6-4; Anna Crowley/Marle Knowles (Bellingham) def. Breanna Chau/Kjirstin Larson 6-1, 6-2.