With a 6-1 win over North Mason on May 1, Sequim’s girls tennis squad completed an unblemished 16-0 league season, and now the Wolves look for further success in their postseason schedule that begins this week.
Sequim won four doubles matches and two singles matches against the Bulldogs in Belfair for Sequim’s first undefeated season since 2013, the Wolves posted a 12-0 mark.
“It’s very difficult for teams to go through a season undefeated,” Sequim coach Mark Textor said.
“They are competitive, responsible and coachable,” he said. “We have a lot of good players who get a lot out of themselves. We’re very deep. We don’t have a weakness.”
Against North Mason, Jessica Dietzman and Kalli Wiker topped Izzy Alverts and Elmira Merozova 6-4, 6-1, to improve to 11-0 on the season, while McKenna Hastings and Ashley Rosales (13-0) also stayed unbeaten with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kailey Green and Kody Wynn.
Amanda He and Arlene Law won in No. 3 doubles (6-4, 6-3 over Hallie Hicks and Rachel Youngman) to improve to 11-0 on the 2019 campaign. Wolves Chloe Goldate and Kayli Prorok won at No. 4 doubles in straight sets but were tested, 6-4, 5-7, 10-7, over Bulldogs Hailey Connell and Allie Harlow.
Eden Johnson added a win in No. 2 singles, a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bre Gashel, to improve her record in singles matches to 12-0 this spring, and Melissa Porter topped Montana Field without losing a point at No. 3 singles.
Sequim started the week with a 5-2 home win against the Olympic Trojans on April 29, sweeping all four doubles matches.
Since Sequim High split its coed teams to separate girls’ and boys’ seasons in 2002, Sequim’s girls have posted six undefeated seasons: 2005 (12-0), 2006 (14-0, when the Wolves took third place at state), 2007 (10-0, when the Wolves won the state 2A title), 2009 (11-0), 2013 (12-0) and this spring.
Sequim will likely see four singles players — Isabelle Hugoniot, Olivia Preston, Eden Johnson and Melissa Porter — along with three doubles duos — Jessica Dietzman/Kalli Wiker, McKenna Hastings/Ashley Rosales and Amanda He/Arlene Law — compete at the Olympic League tournament, held at the Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center in Bremerton on May 10 and 11.
Top singles players and doubles teams advance to the West Central District 2A tournament, slated for May 17-18, also in Bremerton.
From districts, the top six singles players and six doubles teams advance to the state 2A tournament, held May 24-25 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.