The Bellingham boys' tennis team earned a 5-2 Northwest Conference victory over Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Bellingham High School.
At No. 1 doubles, Bellingham's Nick Nolan and Connor Thompson earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Burlington's Noah Sayer and Jake Kamps. The Bellingham doubles teams of Nate Pearsall/Logan Schilder and Chad Cheldelin/Chris Nakatani also won.
At No. 1 singles, Liam Miszczak beat Burlington-Edison's Kris Nilsen 6-2, 6-3.
The Red Raiders also had a singles win from Charlie Carmichael, who Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said played the match of the day - a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over Burlington-Edison's Colton Saben.
Chronister said Carmichael and Saban had a near 40-hit match point in favor of Saban.
"Charlie fought off match point, won that and won the next two games," Chronister said in a phone interview.
BELLINGHAM 5, BURLINGTON-EDISON 2
Singles: Liam Miszczak (Bell) def. Kris Nilsen (BE) 6-2, 6-3; Charlie Carmichael (Bell) def. Colton Saben (BE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; Ryan Edson (BE) def. Jay Andrews (Bell) 7-6 (4), default; Kendall Perry (BE) def. Greg Johnson (Bell) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Nick Nolan and Connor Thompson (Bell) def. Noah Sayer and Jake Kamps (BE) 6-4, 6-1; Nate Pearsall and Logan Schilder (Bell) def. Max Cook and Dante Zimmerman (BE) 6-2, 6-2; Chad Cheldelin and Chris Nakatani (Bell) def. Drew VanPutten and Blake Browning (BE) 7-5, 6-0