Ferndale boys' tennis defeated Lynden 4-3 on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Ferndale. The matchup lasted two days due to a rain delay on Monday, Oct. 7.
The Golden Eagles' Evan Chapin and Tate Freeman defeated Tore Olson and Dylan Meenk in a close three-set match. Chapin and Freeman won the first set 7-6 after a tiebreak, but lost the second set 4-6. In the third set, Chapin and Freeman won another 7-6 tiebreak to take the match.
"(Chapin's and Freeman's match) showed a lot of mental fortitude from both teams," Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. "Chase Olson's three-set win was a battle, it was a game with adjustments."
Ferndale's next match is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, when the Golden Eagles host Bellingham. Lynden plays next at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Lynden YMCA against Sehome.
FERNDALE 4, LYNDEN 3
Singles: Grant Wolfiss (Lynden) def. Rafe Stanage 6-2, 6-2; Chase Olson (Ferndale) def. Tylar Holden 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Maxwell Jeffries (Ferndale) def. Drake Likkel 6-2, 6-1; Colton Young (Ferndale) def. Cameron Muljat 6-2, 1-6, 6-1;
Doubles: Dakota Davis/Ben Mulder (Lynden) def. Joshua Mielke/Jacob Sorenson 6-4, 6-4; Evan Chapin/Tate Freeman (Ferndale) def. Tore Olson/Dylan Meenk 7-6, 7-2, 4-6, 7-6, 7-2; Austin VanderHaak/Colby Engelsma (Lynden) def. Nikolay Gobelko/Joshua Usery 6-0, 6-1.