High School Sports

Golden Eagles persevere in long match with Tigers

Ferndale’s girls’ tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-2 win over Burlington-Edison on Friday, March 27, at Burlington-Edison, where five matches went to three sets and there were four tiebreakers in the match-up.

Four Ferndale tennis players and teams pulled off wins after dropping the first set.

“They showed a great deal of patience and stayed consistent and it paid off,” Ferndale coach Ed Sweitzer said in a phone interview.

Shelby Slaughter and Carly Bannerman pulled off a comeback win 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 and beat a very good Burlington-Edison team that Sweitzer said was good enough to win.

Holly Clark also earned a comeback win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 and showed good stamina, he added.

Ferndale hosts Blaine at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, at home.

Ferndale 5, Burlington-Edison 2

Singles: Eleanor Sammeth (BE) def. Juliana Gholam 6-7 (7-2), 6-2, 7-5; Trina Byers (F) def. Emma Eide 6-0, 6-3; Glorianna Swanson (F) def. Olivia Nilson 6-7 (7-4), 6-1, 6-1; Holly Clark (F) def. McKenzie Livingston 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles: Shelby Slaughter/Carly Bannerman (F) def. Syndey Parkinson/Jessica Maskell 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Laura Pickering/Julianne Doucet (BE) def. Sophia Chahine/Morgan Greenwood 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Haliey Schulz/Meredith Boxx (F) def. Jen Soweto/Yan Tzintzun 6-2, 3-6 (10-1).