All-Whatcom Boys' Tennis Team

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 19, 2013 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

BRADY ANDERSON

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Led Sehome to a Class 2A district championship after posting an 18-2 record this season. ... He was unbeaten in Northwest Conference play, helping the Mariners claim a share of the team title. ... Lost to Sammamish's Ethan Romney in district championship match, but dispatched of Anacortes' Jared Wiggen in straight sets to earn a berth to the Class 2A State Championships. ... Selected All-NWC Most Valuable Player.

THROUGH THE YEARS

The Bellingham Herald's County Boys' Tennis Athlete of the Year winners:

2013: Brady Anderson, Sehome

2012: Avery West, Sehome

2011: Avery West, Sehome

2010: Bjorn Thorpe and Matt Goebel, Sehome

2009: Will Topp, Sehome

2008: Will Topp, Sehome

2007: Will Topp, Sehome

2006: Adam Rager, Sehome

2005: John Farris, Squalicum

COACH OF THE YEAR

BONNA GILLER

School: Sehome

What she did: Guided Sehome to a share of the Northwest Conference title with a 13-1 regular-season record. ... Coached three players to state in sophomore singles player Brady Anderson and the doubles pair Max Shmotolokha and Reece Gilbert. ... Led the Mariners to a team title at the Class 2A district championships.

CHARLIE CARMICHAEL

School: Bellingham

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Established himself along with Sehome's Brady Anderson as one of the up-and-coming sophomores in the NWC. ... Posted a 17-3 record after going 3-2 at the Class 2A district tournament. ... Advanced to the district quarterfinals before losing to Sammamish's eventual champion Ethan Romney. ... Selected second-team All-NWC.

REECE GILBERT

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Ran the table during the regular season in his singles matches, winning all 16. ... Partnered with Max Shmotolokha to win five straight matches and claim the district doubles championship. ... Gilbert has poise and temperament rarely seen from someone his age, a sign that the future is bright for the Mariner sophomore. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

SAM HUMPHREYS

School: Sehome

Year: Senior

What he did: Humphreys played a key role for Sehome, helping lift the Mariners to a Class 2A District team title and a share of the Northwest Conference regular-season championship. ... The senior drew a rough 1-2 at district, playing two of the top singles players in the league in Brady Anderson and Jared Wiggen to finish up 3-2.

LIAM MISZCZAK

School: Bellingham

Year: Sophomore

What he did: One of the leading singles players for Bellingham this year, recording an 11-4 record during the regular season. ... Helped the Red Raiders claim a share of the Northwest Conference title. ... Miszczak, along with partner Nate Pearsall, swept their first three doubles matches at the Class 2A district tournament to advance to the semifinals. ... Selected second-team All-NWC.

NICK NOLAN

School: Bellingham

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Put together a strong sophomore doubles season, going 18-3 and earning a berth in the Class 2A State Championships in doubles with partner Connor Thompson. ... Nolan and Thompson strung together four straight wins in the consolation bracket to earn their first state tournament berth, beating Lakewood's ristan Jiminez and Fergy Lu for second place. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

MAX SHMOTOLOKHA

School: Sehome

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Posted a perfect 16-0 singles record en route to winning the Class 2A district doubles title with partner Reece Gilbert. ... Shmotolokha and Gilbert won all five of their doubles matches at the district tournament. ... The young sophomore has the fire and passion to push Sehome to a potential team title at state. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

KEVIN SMILEY

School: Squalicum

Year: Sophomore

What he did: The sophomore provided a strong presence in singles play for the Storm, posting a regular-season record of 11-1. ... Paired with doubles partner Drew Segren in the postseason, the duo advanced to the district quarterfinals and finished fourth overall with a 4-2 record.

CONNOR THOMPSON

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

What he did: Paired with Nick Nolan to earn his first state berth after staging a come-from-behind win in the second-place match at the Class 2A district tournament. ... Went 15-3 in doubles matches, and 1-2 in singles. ... Was the excitable force that, aided by his strong groundstrokes, continually set Nolan up for key winners. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

AVERY WOLFE

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

What he did: Led Squalicum to a third-place finish in the Northwest Conference, posting a team record of 9-4. ... Won his opening-round match at the 2A district tournament in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, against Archbishop Murphy's M.J. Park, but ended up losing in a tough two-setter against Bellingham's Charlie Carmichael to end his season. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

GRANT WOLFFIS

School: Lynden

Year: Senior

What he did: Was the Lions' No. 1 singles player, posting an 8-7 record. ... After making a move to play doubles with partner Tylar Holden, the pairing saw an early exit at the Class 2A district tournament. ... Continually went up against the opposing team's top singles player, proving worthy of the burden time and again with his strong, well-rounded game. ... Selected first-team All-NWC.

HONORABLE MENTION

Athlete School

Evan Chapin Ferndale

Chad Cheldelin Bellingham

Neal Crawford Squalicum

Sam Ferguson Bellingham

Nesta Isakovic Squalicum

Ben Mulder Lynden

Chris Nakatani Bellingham

Tore Olson Lynden

Nate Pearsall Bellingham

Logan Schilder Bellingham

Drew Segren Squalicum

Carter Thulin Squalicum

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