Prep boys' tennis preview five to watch

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 10, 2013 

FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Brady Anderson

Sehome, So.

Anderson is the only returning Whatcom County Northwest Conference player who went to state last spring. He placed fourth in doubles with now graduated player Nick Smith. Anderson could be the favorite to replace departed Avery West as Sehome's No. 1 singles player.

Kevin Smiley

Squalicum, So.

Kevin Smiley and doubles partner Drew Segren posted one of the Storm's best doubles records last year. Coach Joe O'Brien is planning on moving Smiley to singles this fall, and his success will be paramount to Squalicum's team success.

Sam Ferguson

Bellingham, Sr.

The Red Raiders have proved to be a perennial contender, and wins don't occur without strong leadership. On a club with few seniors, look for Ferguson to provide a leadership role and help Bellingham vie for a conference title this fall.

Sam Humphreys

Sehome, Sr.

Like Ferguson, Humphreys is a player the Mariners' younger talents can look to. Humphreys went 8-1 in doubles and 2-0 in singles during the regular season last fall. He should be a major factor in both Sehome's success and quest for another undefeated conference slate.

Liam Miszczak

Bellingham, So.

The Red Raiders have a plethora of young, talented players all around the same skill level. Miszczak put in a lot of work during the offseason, and that training could make him a player to watch this fall.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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