The Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks girls tennis team took on their crosstown rival Marysville Getchell Chargers in the final match of the regular season on May 3.
Earlier this season the Chargers hosted the Tomahawks and took the match by an extremely close team score of 4-3. This time Marysville-Pilchuck looked to take the win and close out their season on a high note. However, Marysville Getchell had other plans as they took control of the match with a commanding team score of 6-1 and finished their season with a victory.
“We had a strong senior class this year and I’ve been impressed with their ability to never stop competing on the court. Looking to the offseason, I am stressing to all of the returners to play as much as they can. With so many seniors leaving this year we’ll need a lot of these girls to step up in varsity roles,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw.
The Tomahawks had big performances from Taylor Bichel and their number one doubles team of Dana Bichel and Kristina Gret. Taylor, number two singles, was the only player on her team to record a win as she finished both sets with scores of 6-3 and 6-0, respectively. Marysville-Pilchuck’s doubles team went the distance with Marysville Getchell as they lost the first set 4-6 and won the second set 6-1. Bichel and Gret went on to battle in the third set as they lost 6-7 after a 14-16 tie-breaker.
“It’s nice to see all of the Marysville kids come out and compete against one another. We’ve been getting better all season and I’m excited to see what they can do in the offseason to come back stronger,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kathy Carroll.
The Chargers' singles players Maria Falcon, Arestie Marmoley and Alivia Doll took control of their matchups early on. Falcon, number one singles, went back and forth in the first set as she won 6-4 and then finished it in the second set with a score of 6-1. Marmoley, number three singles, put up the exact opposite numbers as she scored 6-1 and 6-4 in the two sets. Alivia Doll, number four singles, put up the most impressive numbers as she only dropped two games with her two sets being won by 6-0 and 6-2.
With the final match of the season done, both the Tomahawks and Chargers will look to put in work during the offseason and come back stronger next year.