Lynden’s girls’ tennis team won three of the four singles matches, led by Bridget Johnson’s two-set victory in its 4-3 win against Ferndale on Wednesday, April 1, at Lynden YMCA.
“I was proud of (Bridget) Johnson. She had her hands full and battled a good girl with a good serve,” Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview. “She kept her head in it and finished strong. It’s not easy to play number one in this league.”
Abbi Steele, a Nooksack Valley student that plays for Lynden, defeated Trina Byers in three sets but Ferndale won the match due to forfeit.
“Abbi played an amazing match that took a little over two hours to complete,” Ballard said.
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The Lions’ Stephanie Johnston defeated Holly Clark in two sets to cap off the singles matches.
Lynden takes on Blaine next at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Lynden YMCA and Ferndale will play Sehome next at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, on the road.
Lynden 4, Ferndale 3
Singles: Bridget Johnson (Lynden) def. Juliana Gholam 6-4, 6-3; Abbi Steele (Lynden) def. Trina Byers 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 (Steele goes to school at Nooksack Valley, forfeit to Ferndale); Emily Corbin (Lynden) def. Gloriana Swanson 6-2, 6-0; Stephanie Johnston (Lynden) def. Holly Clark 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: Shelby Slaughter/Carly Bannerman (Ferndale) def. Alex Schulhauser/Kelsey Hewson 6-3, 6-4; Morgan Braithwaite/Kellie Siebig (Lynden) def. Sophia Chabine/Morgan Greenwood 6-4, 6-4; Haily Schulz/Alyssa Boxx (Ferndale) def. Emily Brown/Tara Gartner 6-4, 6-7 (6), 10-3.