The Bellingham boys' tennis team defeated Lynden 6-1 in a Northwest Conference match on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Bellingham.
"You can see how close the matches were. Lynden as always was really solid," Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. "I think Nate Pearsall and Logan Schilder in the third doubles had an outstanding win. They may a really good comeback in both sets."
Pearsall and Schilder defeated Trevor Dalla Santa and Brock Benner 7-6 (7), 7-5. Bellingham's Brad Dale won at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-0.
"Brad did a great job, he didn't do much wrong and is very sound," Chronister said. "He has bounced back from sickness and has played really well."
Bellingham improved to 6-2, 5-1 NWC and will host Squalicum on Friday, Sept. 21, while Lynden (2-4, 2-4 NWC) will host Sedro-Woolley.
BELLINGHAM 6, LYNDEN 1
Singles: Shane Miller (Bellingham) d. Grant Wolffis 6-4, 6-4; Charlie Carmichael (Bellingham) d. Peter Jernberg 6-3, 6-2; Brad Dale (Bellingham) d. Brian Groves 6-1, 6-0; Connor Thompson (Bellingham) d. Drake Likkel 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: E.J. Troutman/ Auden Schilder (Bellingham) d. Jay Roper/Mikal Olson 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8); Toby DallaSanta/Luke Reardon (Lynden) d. Sam Ferguson/Chad Cheldelin 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Nate Pearsall/Logan Schilder (Belllingham) d. Trevor DallSanta/Brock Benner 7-6(7), 7-5.