Monday’s Girls Tennis: W.F. West Defeats Aberdeen Twice

By The Chronicle

W.F. West and Aberdeen completed a rained out match from earlier this season and played another full match, with the Bearcats earning the win in both matches in Evergreen 2A Conference girls tennis action in Chehalis on Monday.

The Bearcats finished the rained out match with a 6-0 sweep. Joelle Chung didn’t drop a game in the No. 1 singles spot. Jisu Han won in straight sets over Chase Baller, 6-0, 6-2 and Sadie Jerome earned the win in the No. 3 spot, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, Mak Moore and Lexis Haller cruised to the win for the Bearcats in the top doubles spot, 6-1, 6-2. Lauren Balmelli and Lauren Mason won in the No. 2 spot in three sets against Aberdeen’s Alicia Raygoza and Kylie Welberg, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Kelly Park and Kaylynne Dowling completed the sweep for W.F. West in the No. 3 spot.

The Bearcats and Bobcats played another full match with W.F. West earning a 5-1 win. Chung once again earned the win in the top singles spot, defeating Kylie Knodel, 6-0, 6-1. Claire Kuykendall won in the No. 2 spot over Aberdeen’s Baller, 6-0, 6-1. Dowling completed the singles sweep in the No. 3 spot, winning 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, W.F. West’s Sydney Cameron and Jisu Han were too much for Aberdeen in the top doubles match, 6-0, 6-0. Tiana Jeffries and Stephanie Drummond earned the win for the Bearcats in the No. 2 spot, winning in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3. Aberdeen earned their lone win in the No. 3 doubles match, with Kylie Welberg and Kylie Ehly defeating W.F. West’s Wendi Ma and Kelly Parke in three sets, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 11-9.

“Joelle did a very nice job of staying focused and used a couple things she’s been working on. I was really pleased with Claire and Kaylynne, two freshman playing seniors,” W.F. West coach Jack State said. “Both good athletes, just starting to get their tennis skills developed. They’re going to both be very good players. They’re athletic and smart and played good smart tennis. They didn’t beat themselves, didn’t make unforced errors, that’s going to win in high school most of the time.”

W.F. West (11-2, 6-1) travels to Centralia on Wednesday to wrap up the regular season before sub-districts start on Friday at Steamboat Island in Olympia.

Tumwater Cruises Past Centralia

TUMWATER — Centralia’s Carissa Kaut was the only Tiger to register a victory as Tumwater earned a 5-1 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls tennis match here on Monday.

Kaut won in the top singles match, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. Courtney Borovec won in the No. 2 spot over Centralia’s Brynna Rooklidge, 6-2, 6-3. Tumwater’s Leann White took the win in the No. 3 singles match against Shannon Johnson, 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles, Sophia Koelsch and Abby Bond defeated Centralia’s Maddie Corwin and Liza Hopkins, 6-3, 6-1. Danika Jensen and Maya O’Dell fell to Tumwater’s Josie Grimm and Ari Kee, 6-0, 6-1. Centralia’s Gracie Wiley and Evie Rooklidge fell in a three set match to Hannah Kolb and Abby Jasper, 6-4, 6-7 (15-13), 10-7.

“Carissa Kaut played an exceptional match against Kailey. It took Carissa a set to adjust to a left-hander, but when she figured it out, she took the second set quickly to secure the match,” Centralia coach Deb Keahey said. “After losing the first set, Gracie and Evie played an amazing second set to win the tie-breaker 15-13. The final third set 10 point tiebreaker lead kept going back and forth. A few timely lobs on Tumwater’s side helped them secure the win. It was a fun match to watch.”

Centralia (4-8, 2-5) hosts W.F. West on Wednesday in the final match of the regular season before sub-districts begin on Friday at Steamboat Island in Olympia.

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