Mountlake Terrace High School girls tennis coach Alberto Ramirez was hinting earlier in the season that he may send his No. 1 player Nikki Bouche to fend for herself in singles competition while teaming up his No. 2 and 3 players, Tina Liu and Allison Lorraine, in doubles for the Wesco 3A South Tournament held at Glacier Peak High School.
Ramirez stuck with the plan this week and it paid off; all three finished the tournament with first- place ribbons as Bouche won the singles championship while Liu and Lorraine took home the doubles title at the Wesco League regular season final event.
All three Hawks will now move on to the 3A District 1 Girls Tennis Tournament scheduled for May 20 and 21 at Stanwood High School. The top three singles competitors and the top three doubles teams at districts qualify for the WIAA state tourney later this month.
In other MTHS sports action on Wednesday, the Shorecrest Scots upset the Hawks 5-4 in a Wesco 3A South conference softball match-up played at Shorecrest High School. It was only the Scots’ fifth win of the season in 23 tries.
Hawk Maddy Kristjanson hit her 10th home run of the season and had three RBI’s, but was on the mound when Shorecrest’s Alissa Kaufhold slugged a walk-off RBI double to win the game for the Scots.
Terrace finishes its 2014 regular season with a home game against Meadowdale on Thursday, May 15, at Mountlake Terrace High School. First pitch is at 4 p.m.
Wesco 3A South Girls Tennis Tournament results, May 13 & 14
Singles: First place overall – Nicki Bouche (MTHS)
Doubles: First place overall – Tina Liu / Allison Lorraine (MTHS)
MTHS Softball vs. Shorecrest, May 14
Terrace 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 — 4 7 2
Shorecrest 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 — 5 7 3
Winning pitcher: Ivey Uppinghouse (SHS)
Losing pitcher: Maddy Kristjanson (MTHS)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 7-5 in Wesco League, 10-9 overall; Shorecrest 3-10, 5-15
MTHS next game: versus Meadowdale, Thursday, May 15, 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School