Squalicum’s Catherine Michelutti claimed the Class 2A North Sub-District Girls’ Tennis Tournament singles title on Monday, May 9, at Sehome High School, beating Sedro-Woolley’s Kassidee Beuse 6-1, 6-2 in the championship match.
Michelutti dropped only eight games in four matches on her way to the title.
Sehome’s Lauren Smith and Andrea Zucchi claimed the doubles crown with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Bellingham’s Ellie Iwersen and Oriana LoCicero.
“They played well,” Sehome coach Bonna Giller said in a phone interview. “They’re a strong team, but they’ve got a lot of strong competition ahead of them. Every time they play they’re playing stronger.”
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In the consolation bracket, Bellingham’s Sophia Lawrence and Alice Hiebert beat Sehome’s Hailey Holland and Sydney Leiweke 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the third-place match. They will face Sehome’s Mia Zucchi and Beth Clawson, who beat Anacortes’ Wendy Mathias and Alice Reidel 6-3, 6-2. Holland and Leiweke will face Mathias and Reidel in the fifth-place match when action resumes at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
In singles, Ali Morrow beat Burlington-Edison’s Eleanore Sammeth 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the third-place match. She will face Anacortes’ Nicole McInerney, who beat Sehome’s Sidney Balfour 6-2, 6-2. Balfour will face Sammeth in the fifth-place match.
The top six finishers in each draw will advance to the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament, which is scheduled to begin Monday, May 16, at Sehome.