FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.