High School Sports

Blaine takes both No. 1 matches in 4-3 loss

Blaine’s girls’ tennis team won both No. 1 matches in the singles and doubles, but finished the match in a 4-3 loss to Anacortes on Wednesday, April 22, at Anacortes High School.

Saskia Dolk defeated Taylor Phillips 6-1, 6-4 to lead the singles matches for the Borderites. The No. 1 doubles consisting of Mandy Hayes and Emily Roe defeated Hope Hurtado and Emma Riedel.

“Our first doubles played pretty well,” Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview.

Breanna Chau and Kjirsten Larson defeated their opponent 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 in a close match.

“I think they had a hiccup in the middle set,” Freal said. “They came back and played pretty well.”

Blaine will play Burlington-Edison next at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 24, on the road.

Anacortes 4, Blaine 3

Singles: Saskia Dolk (Blaine) def. Taylor Phillips 6-1, 6-4; Maria Dale (Anacortes) def. Chloe Foster 6-1, 6-1; Nicole McInerney (Anacortes) def. Payton Saunders 6-0, 6-0; Lali Kushner (Anacortes) def. Kaylie Sharp 6-1, 6-7 (7-2), 7-5.

Doubles: Mandy Hayes/Emily Rowe (Blaine) def. Hope Hurtado/Emma Riedel 6-4, 6-4; Sally Vaux/Cece Mathias (Anacortes) def. Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Breanna Chau/Kjirsten Larson (School) def. Natalie Wilson/Avery Postera 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.

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