The Sehome boys' tennis team defeated Bellingham 6-1 in a Northwest Conference boys' tennis match on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Bellingham.
"Sehome is a really good team. I congratulate them," Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview. "We have gained some ground since the last time we played them. We had a lot more matches that were close. They are just a very good team."
The Mariners won all of the singles sets and were led by Avery West, who defeated Charlie Carmichael 6-0, 6-0 in the first singles match.
Auden Schilder and E.J. Troutman earned Bellingham's win by defeating Jason Newell and Andrew Bruce 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the first doubles match.
"We are happy with Schilder and Troutman's win," Chronister said. "They turned the corner on the second set. I was also pleased with Connor Thompson's effort. It was a close competitive match."
Sehome improved to 12-1, 9-0 NWC and will play Squalicum on Wednesday, Sept. 28, while Bellingham (8-3, 7-2 NWC) hosts Sedro-Woolley.
SEHOME 6, BELLINGHAM 1
Singles: Avery West (Sehome) d. Charlie Carmichael 6-0, 6-0; Nick Smith (Sehome) d. Brad Dale 7-5, 6-0; Brady Anderson (Sehome) d. Connor Thompson 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; Johan Lahud-Zahner (Sehome) d. Emile Diffley 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Auden Schilder/E.J. Troutman (Bellingham) d. Jason Newell/Andrew Bruce 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-1; Sam Humphreys/Ben Carroll (Sehome) d. Shane Miller/Sam Ferguson 6-4, 6-2; Max Shmotolokha/Reece Gilbert (Sehome) d. Nate Pearsall/Logan Schilder 7-6 (3), 6-3