STANWOOD—Last year’s 4A State runner-up in singles, Megan Lalone of Stanwood, and her partner KT Elliot defeated the doubles team of Julia Young and Gabby Wilson in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 on Monday afternoon, yet it was not enough as Snohomish defeated the Spartans 4-3 in a Wesco North match.
In the two other doubles matches the Panthers Christie Clarke and Jen Gronewegen defeated Danica Nash and Sara Schlagel in three sets 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; and Lexi Armbruster and Amy Stevens, also of Snohomish, beat Caryn Nash and Zanetta Uy 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In singles play, Heather Smith of Stanwood defeated Meredith Coad 6-2, 6-2, the Spartans Christine Wolf defeated Audrey Zahina 7-6, 6-3. The Panthers were able to edge out the other two singles matches with Alexis Stockwell defeating Rachel Rich 6-3, 6-2 and Caroline Dreher defeating Elle Shaughnessy 6-0, 6-2.
With the win, Snohomish remains atop of the Wesco North standings with a league record of 4-0. Stanwood falls to 2-1 in league with the loss.
The Panthers next match is at home against Marysville Pillchuck, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., while the Spartans remain at home today to play Lake Stevens.
At Stanwood H.S.
Singles—Heather Smith (ST) def. Meredith Coad 6-2, 6-2; Christine Wolf (ST) def. Audrey Zahina 7-6 (2), 6-3; Alexis Stockwell (SN) def. Rachel Rich 6-3, 6-2; Caroline Dreher (SN) def. Elle Shaughnessy 6-0, 6-2. Doubles—Megan LaLone-KT Elliot (ST) def, Julia Young-Gabby Wilson 6-2, 7-6 (6); Christie Clarke-Jen Groenewegen (SN) def. Danica Nash-Sara Schlagel 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; Lexi Armbruster-Amy Stevens (SN) def. Caryn Nash Zanetta Uy 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. Records—Snohomish 4-0 league, 4-1 overall. Stanwood 2-1, 2-1.