STANWOOD —The Wesco 3A girls tennis tournament resulted in big wins for both Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell at Stanwood High School on Wednesday, May 8.
M-P’s Savannah Pearce, a senior, represented the Tomahawks as a singles player, battling Stanwood’s Elle Shaughnessy.
Pearce defeated the Spartan, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, taking third place.
“She ended up getting third place in the North,” said head coach Nate NcClellan. “She will move on to play next week at Districts.”
The top three players from the District Championship move on to the state tournament.
“The South is very tough. It will be a challenge for her to get those spots, but we aren’t going to count her out,” said McClellan.
The Tomahawks were a young team this season.
“I have some younger kids that are coming up. This is a developing program and we are hoping to have more kids try out next year. We had a smaller turnout this year.”
At Marysville Getchell, a singles player and a doubles team both moved on to the District Tournament.
“We have three girls moving on,” said head coach Andrew Christopher. “Marina Ciserri finished second in the singles tournament. She is a freshman. In doubles we have two seniors, Savaddy Lee and Sammy Wallace.”
Chrisotpher added, “I think it is awesome that [Ciserri] has made it this far as a freshman. I can see her moving on to be a state contender in the future.”
The Chargers’ tennis team has improved drastically from 2011-2012.
“In season one, we went 0-16 with only 15 individual wins,” said Christopher. “This year we won five games and had 36 individual victories so it was a huge improvement. This has been a huge boost in morale — being able to not only experience victories, but to be able to advance past the first tournaments. We are excited to be playing tennis for another week.”