High School Sports

Bellingham sweeps Blaine 7-0

Oriana LoCicero defeated Saskia Dolk in the No. 1 singles match to lead Bellingham’s girls’ tennis team to a 7-0 victory against Blaine on Monday, April 27, at Blaine High School.

LoCicero defeated Dolk by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

“Saskia beat Oriana pretty convincingly last time,” Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. “She was able to turn the tables in this match. It was a good win for Oriana. She’s been playing well.”

At the No. 4 singles, the Red Raiders’ Katie Kales defeated the Borderites’ Addy Hagen 6-0, 6-4 in Hagen’s first varsity singles match.

“Addy played a competitive set,” Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview. “It was good to have her go in and be competitive.”

Bellingham’s Mariah Miller and Ellie Iwersen defeated Blaine’s Mandy Hayes and Gretchen Kordas in the No. 1 doubles match by a score of 6-0, 6-0.

“Ellie and Mariah looked really good. They seem to be a pretty effective team and I just like how they compete,” Chronister said. “We play them together quite a bit and are getting them ready for postseason.”

Blaine will take on Ferndale next at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at home. Bellingham will play Sehome next at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, on the road in a battle between two undefeated teams.

Bellingham 7, Blaine 0

Singles: Oriana LoCicero (Bellingham) def. Saskia Dolk name 6-3, 6-3; Ruby Parker (Bellingham) def. Chloe Foster 6-4, 6-1; Olivia Bjorklund (Bellingham) def. Payton Saunders 6-1, 6-0; Katie Kales (Bellingham) def. Addy Hagen 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles: Mariah Miller/Ellie Iwersen (Bellingham) def. Mandy Hayes/Gretchen Kordas 6-0, 6-0; Alice Heibert/Sophia Lawrence (Bellingham) def. Emily Roe/Breanna Chau 6-3, 6-1; Anna Crowley/Marlee Knowles (Bellingham) def. Mika Kawasaki /Georgi Andrews 6-1, 6-1.

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