Nearly every one of Ferndale’s matches were close, but the Golden Eagles’ boys’ tennis team suffered a 5-2 Northwest Conference loss to Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Ferndale.
The Golden Eagles’ No. 1 singles player, Maxwell Jeffrey, earned 7-5, 7-5 win over Burlington Edison’s Kris Nilsen, and Ferndale’s doubles pairing of Kobe Sullivan and Joshua Usery won 7-6, 6-0.
“Overall as a team, you could see it in the score, we really picked our level up in the second sets across the board,” Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. “The matches themselves were really close.”
Vendiola said he was pleased with Sullivan’s and Usery’s ability to hold on to win their first set before winning their second set 6-0.
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The Golden Eagles (2-5, 2-5 NWC) face Squalicum next at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Squalicum.
Burlington-Edison 5, Ferndale 2
Singles: Maxwell Jeffrey (Fern) def. Kris Nilsen 7-5, 7-5; Colton Saben (BE) def. Tate Freeman (Fern) 6-3, 6-3; Ryan Edson (BE) def. Lake Sullivan (Fern) 6-4, 7-6, 8-6; Kendall Perry (BE) def. Colton Young (Fern) 6-4, 7-6, 8-6.
Doubles: Max Cook/Dante Zimmerman (BE) def. Kevin Rietvel/Jacob Sorenson (Fern) 6-2, 7-6, 7-5; Drew Van Putten/Jake Field (BE) def. Dylan Silves/Curtis Matson (Fern) 6-3, 6-3; Kobe Sullivan/Joshua Usery (Fern) def. Blake Browning/Blair Dykstra (BE) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.