Emma Wezeman hits a shot in first doubles in the win over Marysville Getchell. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats win three times in unusual week / Tennis

It was a bit of a different week for the Oak Harbor High School tennis team, and the Wildcats responded by winning three matches.

First, Oak Harbor played a rare match-and-a-half in one day when they beat visiting Marysville Getchell 4-3 and 7-0 Tuesday, May 3.

The first match was the completion of a contest started April 17 in Marysville that was suspended because of rain.

Wednesday, the Wildcats whipped host Arlington 4-3 with a revamped lineup. Eight seniors were unable to attend because of the Senior Tea back home, and the underclassmen pulled out a 4-3 “unexpected victory,” according to coach Horace Mells. The full-strength Wildcats lost 4-3 to Arlington earlier this season.

Oak Harbor defeated the Eagles even though it had to forfeit fourth singles because of the lack of varsity players, Mells added.

The three wins almost doubled Oak Harbor’s total of victories this season, upping its record to 7-9, 5-7 in league.

Oak Harbor 4, Marysville Getchell 3

Singles: 1, Peyton Carlson lost 6-1, 6-2; 2, Emma Lerch won 6-1, 6-1; 3, Maddie McKenzie lost 6-4, 6-1; 4, Sarah Smith won 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: 1, Emma Wezeman/Emily Brown won 6-2, 7-5; 2, MJ Timm/Chloe Stowell won 6-1, 6-2; 3, Alyssa Schneider/Johanna Schmidt lost 6-2, default.

Oak Harbor 7, Marysville Getchell 0

Singles: 1, Tamia Rios won 6-2, 6-4; 2, Aelizah Espiritu won 6-2, 6-1; 3, Carlson won 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; 4, Lerch won 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: 1, Wezeman/Brown won 6-3, 6-3; 2, Timm/Stowell won 6-3, 6-0; 3, McKenzie/Smith won 6-2, 6-2.

Oak Harbor 4, Arlington 3

Singles: 1, Wezeman lost 6-3, 6-0; 2, McKenzie won 6-3, 6-2; 3, Timm won 6-1, 6-2; 4, OH forfeit.

Doubles: 1, Schneider/Schmidt lost 6-0, 6-1; 2, Katrina Martinez/Alyssa McCauley won 6-4, 6-4; Rheanna Benson/Sharon Sone won 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Emily Brown returns a shot in her first doubles win Tuesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Peyton Carlson smacks a backhand for the ‘Cats. (Photo by John Fisken)

Maddie McKenzie serves for Oak Harbor in the Getchell match Tuesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Tia Rios smashes an overhand shot while winning first singles Tuesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

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