High School Sports

Mariners win every game in doubles play, top Blaine

Sehome’s girls’ tennis team didn’t drop a single game to Blaine in doubles play as it earned a 7-0 win on Wednesday, April 1, at Blaine.

Lauren Smith also earned a 6-0, 6-0 win for the Mariners.

Sidney Balfour defeated Blaine’s Mandy Hayes 6-2, 6-2, Andrea Clawson topped Saskia Dolk 6-1, 6-4, and Simone Hall beat Payton Saunders 6-2, 6-0.

“Mandy Hayes played well for her first singles match of her high school career,” Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview, “but Sidney Balfour was just a bit steadier. Saskia played a good second set, but I think in the end Andrea had a little more power today.”

Blaine looks to bounce back with a 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, match at Lynden YMCA versus Lynden.

Sehome 7, Blaine 0

Singles: Andrea Clawson (S) def. Saskia Dolk 6-1, 6-4; Lauren Smith (S) def. Chloe Foster 6-0, 6-0; Simone Hall (S) def. Payton Saunders 6-2, 6-0; Sidney Balfour (S) def. Mandy Hayes 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: Natalie Knops/Taylor Harris (S) def. Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp 6-0, 6-0; Ali Morrow/Andrea Zucchi (S) def. Breanna Chau/Caylie Sharp 6-0, 6-0; Hailey Holland/Mia Zucchi def. Kirstin Kinley/Kjristen Larson 6-0, 6-0.

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