2A Girls Tennis: Tigers and Bearcats Battle to a Tie

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Twin-city rivals Centralia and W.F. West ended with a 3-3 match tie, then also tied on games with 55 a piece to end in a stalemate Wednesday in Centralia.

“Today’s match showed how high school tennis is truly a team sport,” Centralia coach Deb Keahey said. “Every game counted toward the total and we ended with a tie. I don’t think a tie happens very often in tennis. I guess it’s only fitting that the twin cities would end in a tie.”

Singles 

  • No. 1: Claire Kuykendall (WF) def. Liza Hopkins (C) (6-4, 7-6 (7-3))
  • No. 2: Kaylynne Dowling (WF) def. Olivia Wiley (C) (6-1, 6-1)
  • No. 3: Emily Wilkerson (C) def. Lillian Schmidtz (WF) (6-4, 7-5)

“Liza and Claire’s match lasted about two and a half hours,” Keahey said. “It was the last varsity match on the court with lots of long rallies and exciting points. Freshmen Emily Wilkerson had a challenging match. Emily’s still learning and improving each match.”

Doubles

  • No. 1: Maddie Corwin/Maya O’Dell (C) def. Stephanie Drummond/Tiana Jeffries (WF) (6-4, 6-1)
  • No. 2: Evie Rooklidge/Serina Stehr (C) def. Mariana Ceesay/Hannah Feaster (WF) (6-2, 6-2)
  • No. 3: Julia Capen/Grace Sells (WF) def. Olivia Norris/Sophie Wiley (C) (6-3, 6-3)

“Doubles players Maddie and Maya remain undefeated so far this season,” Keahey said. “Evie and Serina are really starting to come together as a doubles team.”

Centralia (1-3-1) travels to Aberdeen on Friday. W.F. West (0-1-2) hosts Tumwater on Friday.

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