The Sehome boys' tennis team won all four singles matches Monday, Sept. 16, to earn a 4-3 Northwest Conference victory over Bellingham at Bellingham High School.
At No 1 singles, Sehome's Brady Anderson earned a 6-3, 6-2 win over Liam Miszczak and the Mariners also got singles wins from Max Shmotolokha, Reece Gilbert and Sam Humphreys.
At No 1 doubles, Bellingham's team of Nick Nolan and Connor Thompson earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Sehome's Aaron Goldfogle and Jeremy Delisle. The Red Raiders also had doubles wins from the teams of Nate Pearsall/Logan Pearsall and Chris Nakatani and Chad Cheldelin.
Sehome coach Bonna Giller said there was some poor play early in the season.
"It was a sloppy win for us but it was a win. We struggled today and struggled on all fronts," Giller said in a phone interview. "Bellingham played us tough. They came to play and played us well."
Bellingham coach Steve Chronister added that the teams will get better.
"It's early in the season," Chronister said in a phone interview, "and both teams will continue to improve. It was a good match."
Sehome (2-0, 2-0) hosts Squalicum and Bellingham (2-0, 2-0) hosts Sedro-Woolley in NWC matches Wednesday, Sept. 18.
SEHOME 4, BELLINGHAM 3
Singles: Brady Anderson (S) def. Liam Miszczak (B) 6-3, 6-2; Max Shmotolokha (S) def. Sam Ferguson (B) 6-0, 6-1; Reece Gilbert (S) def. Charlie Carmichael (B) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2; Sam Humphreys (S) def. Jay Andrews (B) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1.
Doubles: Nick Nolan and Connor Thompson (B) def. Aaron Goldfogle and Jeremy Delisle (S) 6-1, 6-2; Nate Pearsall and Logan Schilder (B) def. Brendan Friesen and John Vaughan (S) 6-3, 6-2; Chris Nakatani and Chad Cheldelin (B) def. Henry Han and Darren Ma (S) 7-6, (4), 6-1.