LONGVIEW — Unable to sustain a strong start, the Aberdeen doubles team of Rachael Schermer and Ali Morris bowed out of the District IV 2A Girls Tennis Tournament on Saturday.
Hockinson’s Tiara Atchley and Jaymie Towne rallied to edge Schermer and Morris, 6-7, 6-1, 6-2, in a loser-out contest. The Hockinson went on to win another match later in the day and advance to state next weekend in Seattle.
Playing what Bobcat coach Andy Duffy described as one of their finest matches of the season, Schermer and Morris took the first set by winning a tiebreaker, 7-2.
Atchley and Towne, however, gained the momentum in the second set. The Bobcats were unable to convert a couple of game points early in the third set.
“It was a really good third set,” Duffy said, “but the other team won the important points.”
“It was a really fun tournament,” he added. “The girls came together and played good, solid tennis. I was proud of them.”
Bulldogs 9, Chokers 0
PORTLAND — Danielle Orvella pitched a no-hitter as Bellevue College eliminated Grays Harbor College from the NWAACC Tournament on Saturday at Delta Park in Portland.
Details were unavailable. The Chokers finished with a 13-27 season record.