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Short-handed Wildcats drop match to Everett | Tennis

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Oak Harbor's Jamie Estrella returns a shot against Everett Wednesday.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Missing half of its regular starting lineup, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team fell 7-0 to visiting Everett Wednesday, April 9.

Injuries, grades and other commitments cut into the starting lineup, according to coach Horace Mells.

Regardless, Oak Harbor is off to a solid start, winning three of its first five matches this season after winning only three of 16 last season.

"The kids are playing well," Mells said. "They have shown a lot of improvement since last year."

The revamped lineup struggled against Everett (2-0, 3-2).

The Wildcats' strongest efforts came in doubles.

In first doubles, Hannah Gluth and AnnaBelle Whitefoot won the first set 6-1 before being edged in the next two, 6-4, 7-6(6).

In second doubles, Chelsea Admire and Erina Horikawa lost in two close sets, 7-6(6), 7-6(3).

Oak Harbor (0-2, 3-2) hosts Marysville-Pilchuck (0-2, 0-5) at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.

Other results versus Everett:

Singles: 1, Makenzie Perry lost 6-0, 6-0; 2, Zena Husler lost 6-1, 6-2; 3, Jamie Estrella lost 6-3, 7-6(4); 4, Faith Franssen lost 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: 3, Ria Bains/Taylor Edwards lost 6-1, 6-3.

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