Squalicum dominates in doubles, tops Burlington-Edison

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 20, 2013 

The Squalicum boys' tennis team defeated Burlington-Edison 6-1 on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Squalicum High School.

The Storm won all three of its doubles matches in straight sets, including a strong showing by Nesta Isakovic and Neal Crawford.

"Nesta and Neal played pretty well today," Squalicum coach Joe O'Brien said in a phone interview. "They closed the net and controlled the points."

The pairing of Isakovic and Crawford won in dominant fashion, 6-1, 6-2.

Avery Wolfe, Squalicum's No. 1 singles player, also had a good showing, defeating Burlington-Edison's Kris Nilsen 6-3, 6-2.

"Avery had a good, solid approach today," O'Brien said.

SQUALICUM 6, BURLINGTON-EDISON 1

Singles: Avery Wolfe (Squalicum) def. Kris Nilsen (B-E) 6-3, 6-2; Noah Sayer (B-E) def. Carter Thulin (Squalicum) 6-3, 6-4; Drew Segren (Squalicum) def. Kendall Perry (B-E) 6-2, 6-0; Kevin Smiley (Squalicum) def. Ryan Edson (B-E) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Tyler Hoback/Carter Nickelson (Squalicum) def. Max Cook/Dante Zimmerman (B-E) 6-3, 7-5; Nesta Isakovic/Neal Crawford (Squalicum) def. Drew Van Putten/Jake Field (B-E) 6-1, 6-2; Cole Herdman/Luke Reinschmidt (Squalicum) def. Blake Browning/Blair Dykstra (B-E) 7-5, 6-1.

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