High School Sports

Lions’ Johnson grinds out win over Blaine’s Dolk

Lynden’s girls’ tennis team pulled off a 5-2 win after Bridget Johnson was able to grind out a three-set win over Blaine’s Saskia Dolk to clinch the matchup on Thursday, April 2, at the Lynden YMCA.

Johnson won the first set 7-6 (3), but Dolk came back to take the second set 6-2. The final set was tied 4-4, but Johnson was able to hold off Dolk to take the final two games, Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” Ballard said. “Saskia is one heck of a player and Bridget knew it.”

Blaine got a win from Breanna Chau and Kjirstin Larson in doubles play, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Lynden takes a break until April 14, when it hosts Sedro-Woolley at the Lynden YMCA. Blaine plays the same day at Squalicum.

Lynden 5, Blaine 2

Singles: Bridget Johnson (L) def. Saskia Dolk 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4; Abbi Steele (NV) def. Chloe Foster 6-2, 6-1 (Blaine win by forfeit); Emily Corbin (L) def. Payton Saunders 6-1, 6-1; Stephanie Johnston (L) def. Caylie Sharp 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles: Alex Schulhauser/Kelsey Hewson (L) def. Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp 6-4, 6-0; Breanna Chau/Kjirstin Larson (B) def. Emily Brown/Tara Gartner 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; Carloline Borrows/Brooke Schiffman (L) def. Katarina Kanervikkoaho/Sienna Boucher 6-2, 6-1.

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