Bearcats' doubles dominate in win over T-Birds


The W.F. West girls tennis won its ninth match in a row on Monday, defeating Tumwater 5-1.

W.F. West coach Megan Wellander made the switch at the No. 1 and 2 singles leading into the match, and it led to the best match of the day.

In the top singles spot, W.F. West’s Emma Hamilton and Tumwater’s Kendall Gjurasic not only went all three sets, but they went to a tiebreaker in the third set. Hamilton came out on top 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

“Those two are very even,” Wellander said. “Just a phenomenal match.”

Alayna Leal came away with the other singles win for the Bearcats, and they swept the doubles matches, losing just three sets in each of those wins.

“This was a really big win for the girls,” Wellander said. “I was excited to see the girls come to battle and win.”

Both teams are back in action on Wednesday, as W.F. West will head to Black Hills and Tumwater will head to Shelton.


First: Emma Hamilton (WFW) beat Kendall Gjurasic (TUM) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Second: Chloe Henderson (TUM) beat Viviana Ibanez (WFW) 6-2, 6-4

Third: Alayna Leal (WFW) beat Sarah Kim (TUM) 7-5, 6-3


First: Katelyn Wood/Lilly Hueffed (WFW) beat Adela Schmiedeberg/Claire Buono (TUM) 6-2, 6-1

Second: Ema Weerasinghe/Ellie Mittge (WFW) beat Rosie Uhlmeyer/Ashlyn Spencer (TUM) 6-1, 6-2

Third: Emery Dalrymple/Manta Ceesay (WFW) beat Ellie Shoemaker/Shylee Chang (TUM) 6-1, 6-2