Tennis girls win again

  • Written by Don Mann
Jenny Foote Cora Byers Erika Springer
Left to right: Jenny Foote, Cora Byers and Erika Springer all won big as the Woodinville girls’ tennis team bested Bothell at home. Photos by Don Mann

For the first time since the season began, it didn’t rain.

Yet on Friday the Woodinville girls’ tennis team reigned over Bothell in a re-do meet at WHS and won handily, 7-0, to extend its team record to 4-1 in KIngCo, 5-1 overall.

But in tennis, to get to state, it’s not about team: It’s about individual performance.

Falcon No. 1 singles player Jenny Foote dusted her opponent 6-love in straight games to go 5-1 on the season, showing some all-around ability, including a big serve and a steady backhand.

No. 2 singles Cora Byers also won 6-love in straight games., and is 5-1 on the season.

No. 3 Erika Springer had to work a bit harder, winning 6-2, 7-5, and she, too, sits at 5-1.

Sophomore Naveena Sathiyamoorthy, playing singles at No.4, won 6-4, 6-0, to remain undefeated on the season.

All three doubles teams: Geena Glen and Caroline Miller, Emily Chambers and Jenna Graham, and Alex Taylor and Rachel Lanter produced wins for Woodinville.

“It’s a good group of girls and they work hard,” said 16-year Woodinville coach Jay McGinness. “It’s nice to finally have some good weather and we’ll see what these girls can do.”

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