Coach: Bonna Giller
Last Year: Finished second in the Class 2A Northwest Conference standings with a league record of 8-1. ... Placed in a tie for fourth at the Class 2A State Tournament and finished 13-1 overall. ... Won the Northwest District title. ... Nick Smith went 0-2 in state singles play, and Avery West placed third in state singles. ... Avery West was selected All-Whatcom County Player of the Year, and Elliott Noel and Nick Smith were All-Whatcom County selections.
Players to watch: Avery West (jr.); Nick Smith (sr.); JoJo Lahud-Zahner (sr.); Brady Anderson (fr.)
Outlook: Sehome has established itself as a Northwest Conference tennis power through the years, and this year the Mariners have the roster to finish atop the league standings once again. Avery West, last year's All-Whatcom County Player of the Year, returns for his junior season after placing third at the Class 2A State Tournament. Senior Nick Smith is slated as the Mariners' No. 2 singles player and also earned a state berth a season ago. "So far we look real strong from top to bottom," Sehome coach Bonna Giller said in a phone interview. "We have high expectations for sure." Giller said freshman Brady Anderson is impressing and will start the season as Sehome's No. 3 singles player. JoJo Lahud-Zahner returns for his senior year and gives the Mariners another veteran player who can provide team leadership.
Sept. 7 Ferndale* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 Bellingham* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 at Squalicum* 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 14 Burlington-Edison* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 Auburn Riverside Tournament TBD
Sept. 17 at Lynden* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 at Sedro-Woolley* 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 21 Anacortes* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Ferndale* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Bellingham* 3:45 p.m.
Sept. 28 Squalicum* 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 at Burlington-Edison* 3:45 p.m.
Oct. 3 Lynden* 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 Sedro-Woolley* 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 at Anacortes* 3:45 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.