Squalicum defeats Lynden 4-3 in boys' tennis

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 13, 2013 

The Squalicum boys' tennis team defeated Lynden 4-3 in a Northwest Conference match Thursday, Sept. 12, in Lynden.

Squalicum won three of the singles matches, highlighted by Kevin Smiley's win over Lynden's Cameron Muljat 6-0, 6-0. Drew Segren of Squalicum also was dominant in a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Lynden's Drake Likkel. Squalicum's third singles win was Carter Thulin's defeat of Tylar Holden 6-1, 6-4.

Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien was very impressed with Smiley and Segren, as this was the pair's first match as singles players after competing together in doubles last year, he said in a phone interview.

Lynden's lone singles win came when Grant Wolffis defeated Squalicum's Avery Wolfe 6-1, 6-2. Lynden also won two of the three doubles matches. Squalicum's only doubles win was Nesta Isakovic's and Neal Crawford's win over Tore Olson and Dylan Meenk 6-3, 6-4.

"Isakovic and Crawford really dominated the net and pressured today," O'Brien said.

Squalicum's next match is 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Squalicum against Burlington-Edison. Lynden will take on Anacortes at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Lynden YMCA.


Singles: Grant Wolffis (Lynden) def. Avery Wolfe (Squalicum) 6-1, 6-2; Carter Thulin (Squalicum) def. Tylar Holden 6-1, 6-4; Drew Segren (Squalicum) def. Drake Likkel (Lynden) 6-1, 6-1; Kevin Smiley (Squalicum) def. Cameron Muljat (Lynden) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Dakota Davis/Ben Mulder Lynden (Lynden) def. Tyler Hoback/Carter Nickelson (Squalicum) 7-5, 6-3; Nesta Isakovic/Neal Crawford (Squalicum) def. Tore Olson/Dylan Meenk (Lynden) 6-3, 6-4; Cody Engelsma/Austin VanderHaak (Lynden) def. Brandon Rexroat/Kim Lann (Squalicum) 6-4, 6-2.

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