High School Sports

Dolk’s comeback highlights Blaine loss

Blaine’s Saskia Dolk rallied back from a first-set loss to earn the only win for Blaine’s girls’ tennis team on Friday, April 24, at Burlington-Edison.

Dolk dropped the first set 6-3, but was able to grind out a win in the second set 7-5 to set up the tie-breaking final set. That final frame turned out to be anticlimactic, as Dolk cruised to a 6-0 win.

“After dropping a tough first set, I think she spent most of it getting used to the other player,” Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview. “She did really well in the second and third sets. ... I think she just needed to gain some confidence and play a little harder.”

Freal also like the way Mandy Hayes and Emily Roe played in a doubles 6-3, 7-5 loss.

Blaine plays next at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at home against Bellingham.

Burlington-Edison 6, Blaine 1

Singles: Saskia Dolk (Blaine) def. Micaela Grandberg 3-6, 7-5, 6-0; Eleanor Sammeth (BE) def. Chloe Foster 6-1, 6-2; BE win by forfeit; BE win by forfeit

Doubles: Sydney Parkinson/Jessica Maskel (BE) def. Mandy Hayes/Emily Roe 6-3, 7-5; Lauren Pickering/Julianne Doucet (BE) def. Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp 6-1, 6-3; McKenzie Livingston/Olivia Nilsen (BE) def. Breanna Chau/Caylie Sharp 6-1, 6-2.

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