Eatonville girls tennis suffers double defeat

The Lady Cruiser tennis team posses for a photo prior to their match last week.

The Lady Cruiser tennis team posses for a photo prior to their match last week.
Courtesy Deanna Andersen

The Eatonville High School girls’ tennis team encountered a challenging week, experiencing losses against both Stevenson and White Salmon in recent matchups.

In a showdown against Stevenson, the team faced a tough 5-0 defeat. Notably, Bailey Andersen, the team's number 1 singles player, pushed her opponent to three sets, falling 6-3, 3-6, 2-6. Amelia Ferreira and Kate Marsh also faced losses in the number two and number three singles positions, respectively. In the doubles matches, the team struggled, with Alayna Meyer and Isabel Volk losing 0-6, 1-6 in the number 1 doubles, and Megan Blake and Jennavieve Smith falling 4-6, 0-6.

The team's fortunes shifted slightly in their matchup against White Salmon, despite ultimately falling short with a 3-2 score. Andersen showcased her resilience with a hard-fought victory in the number 1 Singles position, winning 7-6, 7-6 in a marathon two-and-a-half-hour battle. However, Ferreira and Smith faced defeats in their respective singles matches. The number 1 doubles pair of Volk and Meyer managed to secure a victory in straight sets, triumphing 6-3, 6-1 against a formidable White Salmon duo. In the number 2 doubles, Jessie Zumwalt and Blake narrowly lost with a score of 6-7, 4-6.

Looking ahead, the team is set to compete in the district tournament on Wednesday, May 15, hosted at WF West High School in Chehalis. As of press time, details regarding the team's seeding for the tournament were not available.


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