Mount Si girls’ tennis gets season underway despite Mother Nature

Mount Si High School’s girls’ tennis team has been trying its best to dodge the rain. They have, despite the weather – which has actually forced another postponement today, which we’ll get to at the end of this report – has gotten four contests in.

Most of those were last week, and the team thus far is 1-3 on the season. Their win came last Thursday over Sammamish at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. The Wildcats took four of seven contests against the Totems. Wins were by singles players Katie McKenzie and Natalie Carlson, and by the doubles pairs of Allie Urbasich and Annie Jacobson and Sarah Goodspeed and Makenna Rogers.

McKenzie beat Totem Annabelle Yang in a dominating 6-0, 6-2 result while Carlson needed a little extra to beat Sammamish’s Roxy Dodvar 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

Urbasich and Jacobson beat the Totem doubles duo of C.C. Huerta and Megan Shi 7-6 (7-4 tiebreaker), 4-6, 6-4, while Rogers and Goodspeed won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, over Sammamish’s pair of Eliza Escarez and McKayla Yang.

Last Wednesday, Mount Si fell to Juanita on the road in Kirkland, with all of the four singles matches going to the Rebels while the three doubles matches were won by the Wildcats. The doubles pairs for that match were Urbasich and Katie Larson, Carlson and Anne Spellman, and Cassi Lane and Rebecca Gendro.

Last Monday, the Wildcats were blanked by Interlake, with the Saints taking all seven matches, and the season opened March 16 with Liberty beating Mount Si at Mount Si High School. The Patriots took four of the seven matches contested, with the Wildcat victories being from McKenzie and Jacobson in singles, and the doubles duo of Spellman and Lane. McKenzie beat Patriot Grace Lee in an easy 6-4, 6-2 result, while Jacobson took her match over Liberty’s Kelli Jinguji 7-6 (7-1 tiebreak), 6-2. Lane and Spellman won their doubles match 7-5, 6-4 over the Patriot duo of Jenny Dang and Grace Phan.

Mount Si’s JV has also played a couple of matches despite the nasty weather. Last Monday, they fell to Interlake, with the Saints taking four of the seven matches, and last Wednesday, they were up on Juanita having won two of three completed matches before rain forced a suspension of proceedings with the remaining four contests having yet been decided.

Second straight day Wildcats get rained out
And it is that rain which has stymied the schedule the past couple of days. On the heels of yesterday’s rainout against Bothell, the school has announced already this morning that today’s scheduled matches for both the Wildcat varsity and JV against Sammamish, with the varsity at Sammamish High School in Bellevue and the junior varsity at home in Snoqualmie, have been rained out with no word on when the contests will be rescheduled.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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