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M-PHS tennis defeats Chargers, 4-3

 

Andrew Hines

Kenzie Gagnon races toward the net to return the ball against the Tomahawk's player at Marysville Getchell High School on April 11.

The Marysville Getchell girls tennis team welcomed their crosstown rivals, the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, to a highly contested matchup on April 11.

Both Marysville teams came into the day with zero league wins on the season. Each individual matchup was neck and neck as both teams looked to be dominating at different points of the competition. At the end of six of the seven matches, the Chargers and the Tomahawks were tied up 3-3. It all came down to the number one singles match where Marysville-Pilchuck walked away with the win.

The Tomahawks notched the season's first league win and it was against the Chargers by a score of 4-3.

"It was a nice win to beat a crosstown Marysville team. I think the girls played hard for having a week off from spring break, so I definitely noticed some girls seemed a bit rusty and weren't playing like their typical selves. However, I was impressed with their tenacity and hustle today," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw.

Marysville-Pilchuck had a couple of standout performances including number two singles player, Destany Bogart, and the number two doubles team of Cheyenne Coe and Dana Bichel. Bogart finished her match winning, 6-2 and 6-0 over two sets. The team of Coe and Bichel finished in two sets as well as they won by 6-2 and 6-3.

The Chargers had a few standouts as well including their only winner in singles, Meghan Zimmerman, and their number one doubles team, Abby Pfeil and Hannah Jones. Zimmerman finished her opponent off in two sets as she won 6-2 and 6-3. The team of Pfeil and Jones also won in two sets with scores of 6-3 and 6-2.

Andrew Hines

"We're both young and inexperienced teams so this was a really good opportunity for us to get some wins and experience some success after facing a lot of really tough opponents. We fell just a little bit short today, but the goal is to get better. We aren't focusing on wins and losses, but instead just focusing on improvement," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Andrew Christopher.

If you want to attend Marysville Getchell's next home match they will be facing the Stanwood Spartans on Friday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. Or if you want to check out the Tomahawks, they will be playing the Snohomish Panthers on Thursday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m.

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