Sehome boys' tennis won its home district crossover invitational by defeating Lake Washington 4-3, and Sammamish 5-2, Saturday, Sept. 21, at Sehome. Bellingham had a win over Sammamish 5-2, but lost to Lake Washington 5-2 in the Red Raiders' second matchup.
In the first matchup of the day, Sehome defeated Lake Washington by sweeping the four singles matches. Lake Washington took the three doubles matches. Sam Humphries had to come from behind to defeat Brooks Klinker in the fourth singles match, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 in the tiebreak.
"Sam had to come back to win, and had a great comeback," Sehome coach Bonna Giller said in a phone interview. "Lake Washington has a strong team and put that into their doubles today."
Bellingham swept the doubles matches against Sammamish, and won two singles matches to take its first matchup. Sam Ferguson had a close match with Sammamish's Alex Dalken, but squeaked out a two-set win, 7-5, 6-4.
In Sehome's second matchup, against Sammamish, Brady Anderson went up against Ethan Romney and took a tough loss, 6-0, 6-1. Romney was a top performer at the state championship meet last year, Giller said.
"This was Brady's first loss, but it was actually closer than the score suggests," Giller explained. "He contested every point, but struggled to finish out. It was his first time really being pressed this year."
Bellingham lost to Lake Washington in its second matchup, but the toughest loss could be number one singles player Liam Miszczak. Miszczak ended up pulling out in the second set of his match with Nick Orlov of Lake Washington due to a muscle pull. Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said in a phone interview he doesn't know the extent of Miszczak's injury, but is hoping for the best.
"I think our best highlight was that Sam (Ferguson) and Charlie (Carmichael) won both their matches in straight sets," Chronister said. "We played pretty well in general and had some chances against Lake Washington, it was pretty close."
Sehome's next meet is at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at home against Lynden. Bellingham hosts Ferndale at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 at home.
SEHOME 4, LAKE WASHINGTON 3
Singles: Brady Anderson (Sehome) def. Nick Orolv 6-2,7-5; Max Shmopolohka (Sehome) def. Fergy Lu 6-3, 6-0; Reece Gilbert (Sehome) def. Koshi Fujii 6-3, 6-4; Sam Humphries (Sehome) def. Brooks Klinker 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 tie break
Doubles: Connor Fpumpf/Tristan Jimenez (Lake Washington) def. Jeremy Delisle/Aaron Goldfogel 6-1, 6-4; Colby Harris/Tristan Cullop (Lake Washington) def. John Vaughan/Brenden Friesen 7-5, 6-1; Jacob Rumph/Connor Ross (Lake Washingto) def. Devin Trueb/Cameron Adrian 6-1, 3-6, 10-4 tiebreak.
SEHOME 5, SAMMAMISH 2
Singles: Ephan Romney (Sammamish) def. Brady Anderson 6-0, 6-1; Max Shmopolohka (Sehome) def. Yodae Lin 6-1, 6-1; Reece Gilbert (Sehome) def. Jason Habid 6-3, 6-4; Sam Humphries (Sehome) def. Ray Ching 6-0, 3-6, 10-7 tiebreak
Doubles: Jeremy Delisle/Goldfogel (Sehome) def. Mark So/Alex Dalkan 6-4, 6-3; Daniel Kransler/Max Notorengelo (Sammamamish) def. Vaughan/ Friesen 4-6, 7-6, 12-10 tiebreak; Darren Ma/Henry Han (Sehome) def. Brandan Ngo/Joey Columbi 6-4, 6-1.
BELLINGHAM 5, SAMMAMISH 2
Singles: Ethan Romney (Sammamish) def. Liam Miszczak 6-0, 6-0; Sam Ferguson (Bellingham) def. Alex Dalkan 7-5, 6-4; Charlie Carmichael (Bellingham) def. Daniel Kransler 6-1, 6-0; Yodae Lin (Sammamish) def. Henry Ziels 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: Connor Thompson/Nick Nolan (Bellingham) def. Max Notorengelo/Jason Habid 6-2, 6-0; Logan Schilder/Nate Pearsall (Bellingham) def. Brandan Ngo/Joey Columbi 6-3, 6-3; Zach Nolan/Greg Johnson (Bellingham) def. Del Raj Deveun/Rey Ching 6-0, 6-1.
LAKE WASHINGTON 5, BELLINGHAM 2
Singles: Nick Orlov (Lake Washington) def. Liam Miszcazak 6-4, 2-1 injury default; Sam Ferguson (Bellingham) def. Connor Stumph 7-5, 6-3; Charlie Carmichael (Bellingham) def. Koshi Fujii 6-1, 6-2; Brooks Klinker (Lake Washington) def. Henry Ziels 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Fergy Lu/Tristan Jimenez (Lake Washington) def. Nick Nolan/Connor Thompson 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 tiebreak; Tristan Cullop/Colby Harris (Lake Washington) def. Nate Pearsall/Logan Schilder 6-1, 7-6 (4); Jake Rumph/Wile Goldstein (Lake Washington) def. Chris Nakatani/Zach Nolan 6-2, 6-1.