High School Sports

Bellingham sweeps singles matches in 6-1 victory

Ellie Iwersen defeated her opponent 7-5, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match to lead Bellingham’s girls’ tennis team’s 6-1 victory over Anacortes on Monday, April 20, at Bellingham High School.

“I thought Ellie (Iwersen) played an excellent match,” Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. “She patiently kept attacking and thought her way through the match very well.”

Mariah Miller won her match 6-4, 6-0 for the Red Raiders. Making good adjustments throughout the match, Chronister said.

Alice Heibert and Sophia Lawrence won their match 6-1, 6-0 to lead the Bellingham doubles in the No. 1 match.

Bellingham will host Lynden next at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

Bellingham 6, Anacortes 1

Singles: Ellie Iwersen (Bellingham) def. Taylor Phillips 7-5, 6-1; Mariah Miller (Bellingham) def. Maria Dale 6-4, 6-0; Oriana LoCicero (Bellingham) def. Nicole McInerney 6-4, 6-4; Ruby Parker (Bellingham) def. Lali Kushner 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Alice Heibert/Sophia Lawrence (Bellingham) def. Hope Hurtado/Emma Riedel 6-1, 6-0; Cecilia Mathias/Sally Vaux (Anacortes) def. Marle Knowles/Anna Crowley 3-6, 6-1, (10-7); Olivia Bjorklund/Katie Kales (Bellingham) def. Alex Hanesworth/Avery Tostera 6-0, 6-1.