Ferndale’s boys’ tennis team was unable to grind out a win in a grueling matchup with Burlington-Edison on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Burlington-Edison. The Tigers won 5-2 in the Northwest Conference match.
Ferndale got a key win at No. 1 singles when Maxwell Jeffrey was able to comeback from a 6-1 loss in the first set to defeat Kris Nilsen 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the final two sets.
“The best match was Maxwell Jeffrey, who had to grind it out,” Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. “He came out aggressive in the tiebreak to win the match. It showed a lot of composure in the end after he dropped the first set. I was pleased with his growth as a player.”
Ferndale’s other win came at No. 2 doubles, with Kevin Rietveld and Jacob Sorenson taking a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Ferndale’s next match is the Class 3A Northwest District match on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Jackson High School.
Burlington-Edison 5, Ferndale 2