High School Sports

Storm grind out pair of close wins as Red Raiders win 5-2

Bellingham’s girls’ tennis team swept singles play and earned a 5-2 win over Squalicum on Wednesday, April 1, at Bellingham.

Ellie Iwersen’s 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Sarah Byron in No. 1 singles was the closest singles match.

Squalicum earned a pair of close wins in doubles play. Rachel and Kim Dorr were able to grind out a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4 win, and Lucy Cornwell and Audrey Goo took the No. 2 doubles match 2-6, 6-4 (10-7).

“That was a good, close win for Squalicum,” Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview of the second doubles match. “I liked how we played, and we played three days in a row now, so we have some tired bodies.”

Bellingham is off until April 15 for a make-up match with Anacortes. Squalicum hosts Blaine on April 14.

Bellingham 5, Squalicum 2

Singles: Ellie Iwersen (B) def. Sarah Byron 7-6 (5), 6-3; Mariah Miller (B) def. Katrina Steffan 6-2, 6-1; Oriana LoCicero (B) def. Susan Laitsch 6-1, 6-0; Ruby Parker (B) def. Stefanie Limbach 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Rachel Dorr/Kim Dorr (S) def. Alice Hiebert/Sophia Lawrence 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4; Lucy Cornwell/Audrey Goo (S) def. Marle Knowles/Anna Crowley 2-6, 6-4 (10-7); Katie Kales/Olivia Bjorklund (B) def. Thu Ton/Alexandra Reva 6-0, 6-0.