Sehome's Anderson named MVP of NWC

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 23, 2013 

It should come as no surprise that Sehome's Brady Anderson was chosen as the All-Northwest Conference Boys' Tennis Most Valuable Player.

After all, Anderson, a sophomore, navigated his way through the regular season with an 18-1 record, with the lone loss coming to an out-of-conference opponent early in the season. He also helped elevate Sehome to a Class 2A Bi-District tournament championship while pushing the Mariners to a 15-1 regular-season record and a share of the conference crown with Bellingham.

"If you take a look at his 18, 19 matches this season, it is very rare for him to drop very many games at all," said Sehome coach Bonna Giller Tuesday at bi-districts. "He is that much stronger than the other players."

The Sehome doubles pairing of Reece Gilbert and Max Shmotolokha earned a first-team selection, as the two won the Class 2A Bi-District doubles title in come-from-behind fashion on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Bellingham, which tied with Sehome atop the NWC, was represented in the first team by the doubles pairing of Nick Nolan and Connor Thompson.

It was the first year Thompson, a junior, and Nolan, a sophomore, had played together in doubles, said Bellingham coach Steve Chronister Tuesday following the duo's win in the consolation semifinals at bi-districts.

"These guys are young; they haven't been doing this long, and they are still improving fast," Chronister said. "They have just have had a huge leap from where they were last year."

Rounding out the first team were Anacortes' Jared Wigen, Squalicum's Avery Wolfe and Lynden's Grant Wolffis.

ALL-NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

MVP: Brady Anderson (Sehome)

FIRST TEAM

Player School Yr.

Jared Wigen Anacortes Sr.

Nick Nolan Bellingham Soph.

Max Shmotolokha Sehome Soph.

Avery Wolfe Squalicum Sr.

Connor Thompson Bellingham Jr.

Grant Wolffis Lynden Sr.

Reece Gilbert Sehome Soph.

SECOND TEAM

Player School Yr.

Liam Miszczak Bellingham Soph.

Caleb Wigen Anacortes Sr.

Sam Ferguson Bellingham Soph.

Charlie Carmichael Bellingham Soph.

Michael Moser Sedro-Woolley Sr.

Kevin Xue Anacortes Sr.

Carter Thulin Squalicum Sr.

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