Tuesday’s Girls Tennis: W.F. West Prevails Over Tumwater

By The Chronicle

TUMWATER — The Bearcats earned two wins in singles and doubles matches to defeat Tumwater 4-2 in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls tennis match here on Tuesday.

Joelle Chung needed to come from behind to win in the No. 1 singles match against Courtney Borovec, 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, 6-2. Kailey Hickey won for the Thunderbirds in the No. 2 singles match over Sadie Jerome, 7-5, 6-4.

W.F. West’s Claire Kuykendall, a freshman in her first career varsity match, won in straight sets over Leann White, 6-2, 6-2.

“Claire is a very good athlete. She really stayed in control and we talked about the fact that you need to not beat yourself,” W.F. West coach Jack State said. “Move into the mid-court and look to finish the points. She did an excellent job of that. She was very solid in her volleys, a real highlight for us.”

Sydney Cameron and Jisu Han played a tough battle in the top doubles match against Sophie Koelsch and Abby Bond, winning 7-5, 6-3. Tumwater’s Josie Grimm and Ari Kee defeated W.F. West’s Stephanie Drummond and Kaylynee Dowling in the No. 2 doubles match, 6-2, 6-2. The Bearcats clinched the match with a win in the No. 3 doubles match, 7-5, 6-2.

“I was very pleased. I told the girls before we went up that Tumwater and us are the two best teams in the league,” State said. “This is the kind of match you want to play, test yourself against the best. These are the ones that are fun. If the team is easy, it’s not that much fun, you want to be challenged.”

W.F. West travels back to Tumwater on Wednesday to face Black Hills.

Ridgefield Edges Centralia on Sets

RIDGEFIELD — Centralia and Ridgefield each won three matches but the Spudders won on sets 7-6 in a non-league girls tennis match here on Tuesday.

Carissa Kaut won in the top singles spot for Centralia in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8. Evie Rooklidge earned a win for the Tigers in the No. 3 singles match, 6-3, 6-3. Ridgefield’s Kira Capley defeated Gracie Wiley in the other singles match, 7-6, 6-1.

Centralia’s Maddie Corwin and Liza Hopkins were the only win for the Tigers in the No. 2 doubles match, 6-3, 6-2. Danika Jensen and Brynna Rooklidge fell in the top doubles match, 6-0, 6-0. Ridgefield’s Abby Shipman and Mackenzie Krebser won in the No. 3 doubles match against Maya O’Dell and Olivia Wiley, 6-2, 6-3.

Centralia (3-6, 1-3) hosts Aberdeen on Wednesday in an EvCo match.

At Tumwater

W.F. WEST 4, TUMWATER 2

Singles

Joelle Chung (WFW) def. Courtney Borovec, 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, 6-2

Kailey Hickey (TUM) def. Sadie Jerome, 7-5, 6-4

Claire Kuykendall (WFW) def. Leann White, 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

Sydney Cameron/Jisu Han (WFW) def. Sophie Koelsch/Abby Bond, 7-5, 6-3

Josie Grimm/Ari Kee (TUM) def. Stephanie Drummond/Kaylynne Dowling, 6-2, 6-2

Mak Moore/Lexis Haller (WFW) def. Abby Jasper/Sophia El-Movd, 7-5, 6-2

At Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD 3, CENTRALIA 3 (Ridgefield wins on sets 7-6)

Singles

Carissa Kaut (CEN) def. Kayla Bennet, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

Kira Capley (TUM) def. Gracie Wiley, 7-6, 6-1

Evie Rooklidge (CEN) def. Calleigh Thomas, 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

Gwen Harris/Kylie Greenwald (TUM) def. Danika Jensen/Brynna Rooklidge, 6-0, 6-0

Maddie Corwin/Liza Hopkins (CEN) def. Kelli Krsul, 6-3, 6-2

Abby Shipman/Mackenzie Krebser (TUM) def. Maya O’Dell/Olivia Wiley, 6-2, 6-3

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