Last Friday afternoon, as the tall and lean Britta Springer stretched to the top of her toes, whipped her right arm high in the air and served a tennis ball toward her opponent, she set into motion a dominating day for the Lady Falcons of Woodinville on their home courts.
In this midseason non-conference matchup, Woodinville made quick work of the Shorewood Thunderbirds, winning 6 of 7 matches with swiftness and ease.
Springer, who defeated Ellie Allen Hatch on court #2 by a score of 6-2, 6-0, said a tweak of her mental approach made the difference.
“I was pickier about which shots I was going to put away on and was more patient today,” she said. “In the past I tried to hit winners on shots I didn’t necessarily have. But today I waited for the right time to put away the shots.”
Meanwhile on court #1, Woodinville’s Moriah Austin steamrolled Daniella Brengelmann 6-0, 6-0. And on court #3, Naveena Sathiyamoorthy demonstrated her recovery from a recent bout with the flu bug, as she defeated Marija Feller 6-2, 6-2.
In the doubles matches, Woodinville made a clean sweep of both. This included Kelsie Mosebar and Olivia Banks, who teamed up to knock off Yuanne Corbett and Jenny Ahn 6-2, 6-3.
“They were really aggressive at the net,” Mosebar said of her Shorewood opponents. “So all we had to do was lob a lot over them and then hit deep shots right through them.”
Banks agreed with that assessment. “We were just keeping those long rallies in because eventually if we pushed hard they would make mistakes. So the key was consistency.”
The two girls then discussed motivation, at which point Banks stuck her left foot forward to display ribbons affixed to her shoe laces. One of them read “PMA” which stands for Positive Mental Attitude. They are given out by Woodinville coach Jay McGinness.
“They may not seem like a big deal,” Mosebar said. “But they are!”
The Lady Falcons get this week off to enjoy spring break before returning to the courts April 22nd in a road match against rival Bothell.
This will be followed by a home match vs. Inglemoor on April 24th.
Friday April 11, 2014 - Woodinville High School
Woodinville High School 6
Shorewood High School 1
1st Singles: Moriah Austin (W) defeated Daniella Brengelmann 6-0, 6-0
2nd Singles: Britta Springer (W) defeated Ellie Allen Hatch 6-2, 6-0
3rd Singles: Naveena Sathiyamoorthy (W) defeated Marija Feller 6-2, 6-2
4th Singles: Caroline Miller (W) defeated Genevieve O’Malley 6-2,6-0
1st Doubles: Kelsie Mosebar & Olivia Banks (W) defeated Yuanne Corbett & Jenny Ahn 6-2, 6-3
2nd Doubles: Jordan Matthews & Lauryn Stafford (W) defeated Emily Wright & Amy Buswell 6-4, 6-3
3rd Doubles: Jelena Bojic & Lilly Brons (S) defeated Julienne Renne & Lia Koklic 6-7(4), 6-1, 1-0(10-6)