Shorecrest tennis takes WesCo South 3A Doubles title

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Shorecrest tennis players at sub-district tournament
Coach Rob Mann

The two doubles teams from Shorecrest had to face off in the finals of the WesCo South 3A tournament on Wednesday, May 8, 2018.

It was a tight contest that could have gone either way. All four of them were performing at a high level. Sophie Ivens was tagging the corners of the service box on her serves, Kate Ivens kept sending returns back at Mach-10, Bella Saunders dominated at the net with quality volleys, and Anna Burke was crushing her groundstrokes.

It was a fun match to watch because the girls were ripping the cover off the ball and yet still had multiple long rallies. 

Burke/Ivens placed first by winning their match 6-4, 6-4 and Saunders/Ivens placed second. Both teams qualified for the District Tournament that will take place up at Arlington on 5/14-5/15 at 1pm. The top 4 teams from Districts will continue on to State.

The singles players from Shorecrest had some tough matches, but Emma Leek was able to pull off a first round win with some heavy top-spin forehands. In the 2nd round she had to face off against Catherine Michelutti, who has won the tournament the past four years, then played Siong Wright from Meadowdale. Though Emma didn’t win those matches she played great.

Kim Tran lost in the first round to Grace Schroeder who is a fast moving brick wall who was 15-0 in her league. Grace doesn’t make unforced errors, which makes winning points very difficult for her opponents. Kim and Grace played numerous rallies of over 20 shots, but it seemed like Grace always found a way to outlast Kim and all of opponents following her as she made it to the finals. Despite losing the match, Kim played exceptional tennis and hit tons of high quality groundstrokes throughout the match.

5/7-5/8  Sub-Districts at Jackson High School

(Only Shorecrest scores are included below.)


Emma Leek def. Lindsey Helm (Lynnwood)  6-3, 6-0
Catherine Michelutti (Squalicum) def. Emma Leek 6-0, 6-0
Siong Wright (Meadowdale) def. Emma Leek 6-0, 6-0

Grace Schroeder(Squalicum) def. Kim Tran 6-0,6-2


Sophie Ivens/Bella Saunders(SC) def. Marla Thal/Dara Stotland (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-1, 6-3
Sophie Ivens/Bella Saunders(SC) def. Rachel Heinke/Sophia Francis (Squalicum) 6-4,6-2

Anna Burke/Kate Ivens (SC) def. Tess Galley/Nicole Nelson (SW) 6-1,6-3
Anna Burke/Kate Ivens (SC) def. Alexi Huffman/Christobal Jamison 6-4, 6-0
Anna Burke/Kate Ivens (SC) def. Sophie Ivens/Bella Saunders(SC) 6-4, 6-4

--Coach Rob Mann


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