The Squalicum boys' tennis team edged Ferndale 4-3 in a Northwest Conference match on Monday, Oct. 8.
"As a team I was pleased even though we lost," Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. "We fell just a little short. A lot of matches could have went either way."
Ferndale took three of the four singles matches - two of them in three sets - as Trevor Koehn defeated Avery Wolfe 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Taylor Walton beat Tavo O'Connell 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Nate Fallis also won at singles for the Golden Eagles.
Squalicum had its singles win by Neal Crawford and swept the doubles as the teams of Zach Hart/Aaron Morris, Drew Segren/Kevin Smiley and Conner Nickelson/Tyler Hoback all won.
The Storm improved to 6-7, 6-7 NWC while the Golden Eagles dropped to 0-13, 0-13 NWC.
SQUALICUM 4, FERNDALE 3
Singles: Trevor Koehn (F) d. Avery Wolfe 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2; Taylor Walton (F) d. Tavo O'Connell 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Nate Fallis (F) d. Carter Thulin 6-2, 7-6 (5); Neal Crawford (S) d. Joshua Mielke 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: Zach Hart/Aaron Morris (S) d. Rafe Stanage/Matt Scott 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5); Drew Segren/Kevin Smiley (S) d. Evan Chapin/Liam Dickman 6-1, 6-2; Conner Nickelson/Tyler Hoback (S) d. Chase Olson/Lyle Hughes 6-3, 7-6 (3).