The top three singles players of the Mountlake Terrace Hawks all grabbed straight-set victories Tuesday, but that was all the team points the Hawks could muster in their opening match of the 2014 season. Terrace fell to the Lake Stevens Vikings 4-3 at Mountlake Terrace High School.
Nicki Bouche, Tina Liu and Allison Lorraine each won on Tuesday for the Hawks. Suzie Diaz, Terrace’s No. 4 singles player, grabbed a win in the first set in her match against Toriana Hoult, but lost 7-5 in a hard-fought second set and couldn’t recover after that.
The three Terrace doubles teams all struggled in their matches, failing to pick up a set during the three match-ups with the Vikings.
The Hawks will travel to Everett on Wednesday, March 19, to face the Seagulls in a non-conference match beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Clark Park.
Mountlake Terrace Girls Tennis versus Lake Stevens, March 18
Lake Stevens 4 – Mountlake Terrace 3
Singles: Nicki Bouche (MT) def. Shaelyn Huot (LS) 6-4, 7-6; Tina Liu (MT) def. Julia Hansen (LS) 6-3, 6-0; Allison Lorraine (MT) def. Faith Mayberry (LS) 6-0, 6-3; Toriana Hoult (LS) def. Suzie Diaz (MT) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Doubles: Theresa Gipson / Ana Green (LS) def. Aysha Raza / Brittany Kinsella (MT) 6-0, 6-3; Shelby Wilkens / Kelsi Jackson (LS) def. Madison Haney / Meron Abay (MT) 6-2, 6-1; Bostyn Barnes / Julia Harrel (LS) def. Kirsten Pounds / Kaitlyn Anderson (MT) 6-0, 6-2
Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-1; Lake Stevens 1-0
MTHS next match: versus Everett, Wednesday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. at Clark Park
— By Doug Petrowski