VHS girls’ tennis team sees mixed results heading into break

They faced strong competition and fell behind in several matchups.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:59pm
  • Sports

After starting the season strong with a win on the road, the schedule got a little tougher for the VHS girls’ tennis team.

First, their home match against Fife was rained out so their next match was a long trip to Granite Falls. For some reason, the Granite Falls trip is often a difficult match up for the Pirates, and that proved to be the case once again. The teams were evenly matched, but the Pirates could not equal the level of play they demonstrated in their season opener, and lost 2-3 .

Next up for the team was the league opener, at home against Cascade Christian. The Pirates bounced back, controlling the match from the start and winning 4-1. Taking strait set wins were Paisley Lieske at no. 1 singles (6-2, 6-1), Lauren Henley/Ashley McArthur at no. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-3), Tobin Vaughn/Lia Crawford at no. 2 doubles (6-2, 6-2) and Mira Zike/Sara Cooper at no. 3 doubles (6-1, 6-2). Maggie Battisti took a tough loss at no. 2 singles, but fought back from a first set deficit to force a tie breaker (3-6, 6-4, 3-10). Taking wins in JV matches were Aislin Pinckney, Sequoia Gregorich, Clara Atwell, Margot Armstrong and Bea Quarta.

The Pirates ended the week with a trip to Charles Wright Academy (CWA). Always a strong team, they are particularly tough this year. CWA swept the two singles’ spots despite a great effort from Paisley Lieske at no. 1, and at no. 2, where Clara Atwell made her singles debut in a tough situation. The Pirates also lost the first two doubles matches. At no. 1, Lauren Henley/Ashley McArthur played well but dropped their match in strait sets. Tobin Vaughn/Lia Crawford won the first set but then dropped the second and the deciding Tie breaker. The lone Pirates’ win came at no. 3 doubles, where Maggie Battisti/ Sara Cooper took a well earned victory 6-4, 6-4. The Pirates JV teams got in some nice play and gained some good experience, but could not break through for a win.

Friday is a home match against Franklin Pierce, before the team takes a week off for Spring break. After break the team will be busy, traveling to Cascade Christian on April 18, hosting a round robin tournament on Saturday April 20, and then home matches against Fife on the 22nd and CWA on the 23rd.

Pat Mulvihill is the VHS tennis coach

More in Sports

VHS boys basketball wins Tuesday match, now vying state

The Vashon Island High School Pirates boys’ varsity basketball team won their… Continue reading

Vashon wins regional championship

By Alex Stemer For The Beachcomber After a 28-year hiatus from the… Continue reading

Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down

You could say Lisa MacLeod knows what it’s like to be in… Continue reading

Pirates place second in regional wrestling tournament

Team narrowly lost to champions Klahowya Secondary School.

VHS basketball sees mixed results in games against Warriors

Standouts on boys and girls teams made for exciting matchups.

Vashon Seals excel in winter swim meet

“I was very pleased with how well our kids swam over the weekend,” said head coach Randy Turner.

Pirates boys’ basketball team beats University Prep

Team back on track after heartbreaking one-point losses in recent weeks.

Abi Kim drafted to Orlando Pride

Former McMurray Middle School student has played in the FIFA under-18 and under-20 Women’s World Cups

Boys, Girls VHS Basketball see defeats in first league matches

All teams will try to turn their luck around this week.

Most Read