March 22, 2011
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.
May 4, 2010
The Liberty High School girls tennis team defeated Eastlake for the first time April 30, when the Patriots won 4-3.
Liberty’s Amber Eastham won the No. 1 singles match by defeating Hannah Thornsburg 7-5, 7-5.
Issaquah also defeated Eastlake 6-1 April 29. Alyssa Wilson, Dayna Bennett, Mary Brummit and Morgan Gierke all won their singles matches for Issaquah.
Skyline downed Mount Si 6-1 April 28, Alisa Van Grunsven won the No. 1 singles by defeating Shelby Thomas 6-1, 6-1.
April 27, 2010
Coaches Bettina Gehle and Bud Peterson were both a bit nervous April 22 as the Skyline and Eastlake high school girls KingCo Conference tennis match came down to the No. 1 doubles competition.
The other six matches had finished by about 5:30 p.m. and the contest, at the Skyline tennis courts, was tied at three each.
Skyline doubles pair Molly Knutson and Alyson Opitz faced Eastlake’s Sara Marien and Tasnim Klessih. Knutson and Opitz had come back from a 6-0 first-set loss to win a tiebreaker in the second, and it came down to a drawn-out third set to determine the winner.
“The team who had better fight will win,” said Gehle as she watched the final match. “It’s all about the mental.”
April 13, 2010
The Issaquah High School girls tennis team shut down host Liberty 7-0 in a KingCo Conference match April 8 despite unpredictable, swirling winds that occasionally lifted balls out of play.
In the No. 1 singles match, Issaquah’s Dayna Bennett defeated Liberty’s Amber Eastham in two sets. Eastham battled hard, trading blows with Bennett in close games, but Bennett prevailed, winning 6-3, 6-2.
“I just have to keep my serves strong, and just focus,” Bennett said about winning close games. She said the wind required her to focus even more.
In the No. 2 singles match, Issaquah’s Alyssa Wilson took down Liberty’s Alison Martin 6-2, 6-1.
Although Wilson dominated the match, she gave much credit to Martin.
“She was a tough a opponent, but I was playing well today,” Wilson said. Read more
March 24, 2010
NEW — 11:06 a.m. March 24, 2010
Issaquah, Skyline win baseball openers
The Issaquah and Skyline high school baseball teams brought out the heavy artillery March 23 as they pounded out victories in their 4A KingCo Conference openers.
Issaquah walloped Garfield 16-2 at Bobby Morris Field in Seattle. Winning pitcher Shane Yarnell had two hits, one a home run, and drove in five runs. He also struck out eight batters in picking up his second victory of the season.
Ben Rosellini had three hits, one a home run, and drove in two runs for the Eagles. Grant Gellatly contributed three hits, Devin O’Donnell had two hits and Jake Bakamus hit two RBIs for Issaquah, 3-0 overall for the season.
Issaquah scored seven times in the top of the fourth inning. The contest was called after the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.
April 13, 2009
The Skyline High School girls tennis team went 6-3 overall last year and hopes to improve with some new faces in 2009.
Freshman newcomer Alicia VanGrunsven will lead the team at the No. 1 singles spot.
“She definitely belongs there,” head coach Bettina Gehle said. “I hope she will have a good experience.”
Freshman Allison Opitz will help out in the No. 3 doubles position.
In her second year on varsity, junior Kelly Boudwin will look to play a strong role as the No. 2 singles player.
“She’s a very talented player.” Gehle said. “She’s very solid. Has a good spirit, too.” Read more