Borderites slam Cubs in 6-1 tennis win

Published on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 by By Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine seniors Katey Conway and Samantha Nault continued their dominant tennis performances in Monday’s 6-1 Northwest Conference victory over the Sedro-Woolley Cubs at Blaine high school.

Conway and Nault racked up their third doubles victory in a row against Sedro-Woolley’s Madison Vanliew and Brittany Reed, winning in two sets 6-2, 6-3. Blaine’s second doubles team, Joanna Hubbard and Hanna Raine, pulled out a come-from-behind victory against Taylor Cargile and Whitley Ousterhout, going 3-6, 7-5 and 6-0.

The Borderites, who improved their conference record to 2-0 on the season, swept all but one of their four singles matches, with Blaine’s Alex Henderson falling to Sedro-Woolley’s Kilee Beuse in straight sets in the first singles match. Borderite Aubrie Hagen secured a victory a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kristin Huggins, while Emily Grayston and Sheylin Sennett won the third and forth singles matches of the day, respectively.

The Borderites came off a 6-1 non-conference loss to Bellingham at Blaine high school on March 23, with Conway and Nault securing the sole victory, 6-1, 6-4, against Bellingham’s Kate Troutman and Cari Pearsell. Blaine tennis started its season with a rain-delayed 4-3 win against the Mount Vernon Bulldogs on March 22. The Borderites swept all but one of the singles matches against the Bulldogs and managed a tie-breaking win to best Mount Vernon by one match.

Blaine girls’ tennis next heads to Squalicum high school to take on the Storm at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

Photo by Jeremy Schwartz