West Linn girls tennis races past Wilson 7-1
The real story of West Linn's girls tennis season has yet to be written, but the Lions penned a page-turner of a prologue in their final non-league match last week.
The Lions, hosting Wilson under sunny skies on Friday at West Linn High School, swept all four of the day's doubles matches and took three of four in singles play to speed past the Trojans 7-1.
"(It was a) great team performance for our last practice match before the league starts," said coach Tracey Riddle. "(We're keeping our) fingers crossed for good weather and looking forward to starting the season."
Wilson's lone win came in the day's first singles match, with Eryn Fiabanc battling past West Linn senior Gretel Rajamoney 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, but even that result left the Lions hopeful.
"(That was) a great fight by Gretel at No. 1 singles against an opponent who she had previously lost to in straight sets," Riddle said.
The Lions ruled in the day's remaining three singles matches, though, with senior Theresa Li sweeping past Wilson's Mackenzie Lorz 6-4, 6-1 at second singles, West Linn junior Hannah Vedder dropping Josie Newgard 6-2, 6-1 at third singles, and Lion junior Rosie Dramov following suit in her 6-3, 6-2 victory over Wilson's Anna Nguyen at No. 4 singles.
The Lions were even better in doubles, with senior Brooke Daugherty and junior Caroline Grainger winning 6-0, 6-4 over Rachael Weirnick and Chloe Wilson at first doubles, senior Vera Youga and junior Alex Burkhartzmeyer posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Deva Paris and Kamryn Phillips at No. 2 doubles, freshman Ella Gulbrandson and senior Mikayla Vincent routing Aria Delamarter and Kirsten Samkutty 6-3, 6-0 at third doubles, and juniors Katie Vedder and Claire Griffiths sweeping Lily Martinson and Cora Meier 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4.
"(We had) solid wins in all our doubles lines," Riddle added.
In upcoming matches, the Lions will play at Lake Oswego at 4:30 p.m. Monday and will host Tigard at 4 p.m. Wednesday.