High School Sports

Bannerman and Slaughter win No. 1 doubles to lead Ferndale in 4-3 victory

Ferndale’s girls’ tennis team won three out of four singles matches in its 4-3 victory against Blaine on Wednesday, April 29, at Blaine High School.

The Borderites’ Saskia Dolk defeated Ferndale’s Gloriana Swanson 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match. The Golden Eagles’ Trina Byers defeated Chloe Foster 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles.

Ferndale’s Carly Bannerman and Shelby Slaughter defeated Mandy Hayes and Emily Rowe 6-2, 6-2. Blaine’s Gretchen Kordas and Caitlyn Sharp defeated Sofia Chahine and Hailey Schulz in a come-from-behind score of 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

“They played really well in a comeback,” Blaine coach John Freal said in a phone interview. “They told me after the first set they were going to win it.”

Ferndale will take on Anacortes next at 3:45 p.m. Friday, May 1, at home. Blaine will play Lynden next at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at home.

Ferndale 4, Blaine 3

Singles: Saskia Dolk (Blaine) def. Gloriana Swanson 6-1, 6-1; Trina Byers (Ferndale) def. Chloe Foster 6-4, 6-4; Holly Clark (Ferndale) def. Payton Saunders 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Juliana Gholam (Ferndale) def. Caylie Sharp 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: Carly Bannerman/Shelby Slaughter (Ferndale) def. Mandy Hayes/Emily Rowe 6-2, 6-2; Gretchen Kordas/Caitlyn Sharp (Blaine) def. Sofia Chahine/Hailey Schulz 5-7, 6-4, 6-3; Breanna Chau/Kjirstin Larson (Blaine) def. Alyssa Boxx/Meredith Boxx 6-1, 7-5.