BLHS GIRLS TENNIS: Crew gets off to a rough start

It was a tough opening week for the Bonney Lake girls tennis team, which dropped its first two matches.

The season opened March 17 with a 3-2 loss to Franklin Pierce.

First doubles team and sisters Alise and Emily McCoy, who are hoping to make a run at the state tournament this spring, got their season started on the right foot with a 6-1, 6-2 win.

The Panthers’ other win came in No. 2 doubles when the team of Molly Miculinich and Kaela Gustafson, playing together for the first time, pulled out a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 victory.

Third doubles team of Olivia Ottinger and Brianna Rickman also played their first varsity match, but lost 6-4, 6-4.

In singles play, Ashley Reisen and Lauren Balzaretti fell at No. 1 and 2, respectively.

Friday the Panthers lost 4-1 to Yelm.

Reisen bounced back from her prior loss to notch the team’s only victory, a 6-2, 7-6 win.

Jacobsen said it is the best he has seen her play.

Jacobsen said the team is still dealing with eligibility issues of some of its player, but he expects those to work themselves out after spring break.