Eagles net season’s first victory at Patriots’ expense

March 22, 2011

By Staff

Dayna Bennett, of Issaquah, swings a backhand shot back to Liberty’s Emmie Kellogg-Smith during their No. 1 singles match March 17. Bennett won, 6-4, 6-1. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School girls tennis team took advantage of one of the dry days last week when it defeated host Liberty, 7-0, March 17 in a nonleague match.

The match was the first of the season for both teams.

Issaquah entered the match with an edge in the singles with its two top players returning from last season.

Dayna Bennett, who reached the quarterfinals of last year’s 4A KingCo Conference singles tournament, won the No. 1 singles match. Bennett defeated Liberty’s Emmie Kellogg-Smith 6-4, 6-1. Alyssa Wilson, who reached the semifinals of last year’s KingCo singles tournament, won the No. 2 match. Wilson defeated Kristy Braunston 6-1, 7-5.

Kelsey Wilson took the No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Liberty’s Jenny Adams. Molly Shade completed the sweep in singles for Issaquah with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Michelle Gillespie.

Issaquah’s Sam Garrard and Sabrina Norton captured the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Julie Do and Audry LaFraugh. Selena Lustig and Amber Lee teamed to win the No. 2 doubles match with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Annie Trumbull and Stuti Sulgaonkar. Sabrina Bennett and Jenny Thompson took the No. 3 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Noelle Rauschendorfer and Taylor Newbury.

In other March 17 action, Skyline lost to perennial power Mercer Island 6-1. No. 4 singles player Kianna Bertonlino accounted for Skyline’s win by defeating Kajal Tiwany 7-6, 7-5.

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