The Sehome and Bellingham boys' tennis team split a pair of matches against Lake Washington and Sammamish during a crossover tournament Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sehome High School and Western Washington University.
Sehome coach Bonna Giller said she set up the mini tournament as a way to get familiar with new Class 2A additions and perennial tennis powers Lake Washington and Sammamish.
Sehome beat Sammamish 6-1 and lost to Lake Washington 4-3. Bellingham beat Sammamish 6-1 and lost to Lake Washington 6-1.
"I thought Brady Anderson played really well today," Giller said of her standout freshman, who won both of his matches, in a phone interview. "He had a tough first match, and pulled out that tiebreak after losing his second set."
Several performances by Red Raiders caught Bellingham coach Steve Chronister's eye.
"We had three matches where we came from behind and won sets," Chronister said in a phone interview. "Connor Thompson was down 6-1, 5-2, and won five games in a row and then won the super tiebreaker 10-1. He really got on a roll."
Sehome's Avery West won both of his singles matches, and Thompson was the lone Bellingham player to win both his matches.
Bellingham plays Ferndale next at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Ferndale High School. Sehome returns to the court against Lynden at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Lynden High School.
LAKE WASHINGTON 4, SEHOME 3
Singles: Avery West (Seh) def. Arash Hafizi 6-0, 6-2: Nick Orlor (LW) def. Nick Smith 7-5, 6-2: Brady Anderson (Seh) def. Jeremy Faks 6-1, 1-6, (10-5).
Doubles: Connor Ross/Fergy Lu (LW) def. Andrew Bruce/Jason Newell 6-3, 6-4; Connor Spumpf/Tristan Jimenez (LW) def. Ben Carroll/Johan Lahud-Zahner 6-4, 6-4; Koshi Fujii/Colby Harris (LW) def. Max Shmotolohka/Reece Gilbert 6-4, 3-6, (12-10); Jake Albert/Evan Miksovsky (Seh) def. Tristan Cullop/ Jacob Rumpf 6-0, 6-2.
SEHOME 6, SAMMAMISH 1
Singles: Avery West (Seh) def. Ethon Romney 6-0, 1-0, retired; Nick Smith (Seh) def. Neema Rostani 6-4, 6-2; Brady Anderson (Seh) def. Charles Walkerbarth 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Alvin Tran/Anthony Kao (Sam) def. Andrew Bruce/Jason Newell 6-2, 0-6, (10-7); Ben Carroll/Sam Humphreys (Seh) def. Jeffrey Sweet/Jason Habib 6-4, 6-2; Trevor Press/Arie Knops (Seh) def. Michael Chen/Brandon Ngo 6-4, 6-1; Chris Finfrock/Jeremy Delisle (Seh) def. Winston Chen/Johan How 6-3, 6-2.
LAKE WASHINGTON 6, BELLINGHAM 1
Singles: Arash Hafizi (LW) def. Charlie Carmichael 6-0, 6-0; Jeremy Faks (LW) def. Brad Dale 6-2, 6-2; Connor Thompson (Bell) def. Fergy Lu 1-6, 7-5, (10-1).
Doubles: Connor Ross/Nick Orlor (LW) def. E.J. Troutman/Shane Miller 6-4, 6-3; Connor Stumpf/Tristan Jimenez (LW) def. Chad Cheldelin/Greg Johnson 6-2, 6-1; Koshi Fujii/Colby Harris (LW) def. Nick Nolan/Nate Pearsall 7-5, 6-3; Tristan Cullop/Jacob Rumph (LW) def. Chris Nakatani/Emile Diffley 6-4, 7-6 (8).
BELLINGHAM 6, SAMMAMISH 1
Singles: Ethon Romney (Sam) def. Charlie Carmichael 6-0, 6-0, Brad Dale (Bell) def. Neema Rostani 6-4, 6-2; Connor Thompson (Bell) def. Charles Walkerbarth 6-3, 6-0
Doubles: E.J. Troutman/Shane Miller (Bell) def. Alvin Tran/Anthony Kao 6-2, 6-3; Chad Cheldelin/Greg Johnson (Bell) def. Jeffrey Sweet/Jason Habib 7-5, 6-4; Nick Nolan/Nate Pearsall (Bell) def. Michael Chen/Winston Chen 6-1, 6-0; Chris Nakatani/Emile Diffley (Bell) def. Brandon Ngo/Johan How 6-2, 7-5.