Ferndale boys' tennis edged out Burlington-Edison in the three doubles matches, but couldn't muster a singles win as the Golden Eagles fell 4-3 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Ferndale High School.
Ferndale was led by Rafe Stanage and Chase Olson, who fought from behind for a doubles win over Burlington-Edison's Noah Sayer and Jake Kamps 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Ferndale almost came away with the meet win, but the Golden Eagles' Nikolay Gobelko couldn't hold off Kendall Perry and took the loss 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
"(Nikolay) had a good battle, about two and a half hours," Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. "I'm very pleased with our doubles. As the season ends they have picked up their game."
Ferndale's next match is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Glacier Peak High School for the Class 3A Wesco South Division Tournament.
BURLINGTON-EDISON 4, FERNDALE 3
Singles: Kris Nilsen (Burlington-Edison) def. Colton Young 6-3, 6-0; Colton Saben (Burlington-Edison) def. Joshua Usery 6-0, 6-1; Ryan Edson (Burlington-Edison) def. Liam Dickman 6-2, 6-3; Kendall Perry (Burlington-Edison) def. Nikolay Gobelko 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
Doubles: Rafe Stanage/Chase Olson (Ferndale) def. Noah Sayer/Jake Kamps 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4); Jacob Sorenson/Maxwell Jeffery (Ferndale) def. Max Cook/Daunte Zimmerman 7-5, 4-6, 7-5; Evan Chapin/Tate Freeman (Ferndale) def. Drew VanPupten/Jake Field 6-4, 6-4.