Undefeated Sehome shuts out Blaine

Published on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 by Ian Ferguson

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Blaine’s girls tennis players won a few sets, but the Borderites were shut out in matches by one of the strongest teams to come out of the Northwest Conference (NWC)  in decades.

Sehome defeated Blaine 7–0 at Blaine April 21.

“Sehome is good all the time, but this is one of the best teams they’ve ever had, and maybe one of the best teams anyone in
 the conference has had in the last 30 years,” said Blaine coach John Freal.

In the No. 1 singles matchup, Blaine’s Alex Henderson fell to Andrea Clawson 6–1, 6–2. Blaine’s Saskia Dolk lost to Lauren Smith 6–1, 6–2 in the No. 2 singles matchup.

No. 1 doubles Emily Roe and Mandy Hayes lost to Sehome’s Madison Harris and Taylor Harris 6–0, 6–0. No. 2 doubles Gretchen Kordas and Lily Olason fell to Sehome’s Natalie Knops and Emily Webster 6–0, 6–2.

Hayes and Roe played in their first match together since Hayes recovered from an ankle injury she sustained during the basketball season.

“We didn’t play bad; they were just really good,” Hayes said. “We improved.”

The next day, Blaine took on Lynden at home for a makeup match. The Borderites won 5–2.

“It was nice to get the win at home against Lynden, especially after our loss to Sehome,” Freal said.

The Borderites will take on Squalicum on Monday, April 28 at home. Matches begin at 3:30 p.m.