High School Sports

Bellingham High doubles duos advance to district quarterfinals

Bellingham’s doubles duos of Zach Nolan and Henry Ziels and twin brothers Casey Carter and Aaron Carter are moving on to the second day of the Class 2A Northwest District Boys Tennis Tournament after winning their matches Saturday, Oct. 15, at Skagit Valley College.

Nolan and Ziels are the top seeds, and after a bye, the two advanced 6-0, 6-0.

The Carter twins had to play two matches but took care of both opponents – 6-3, 6-1 over Sedro-Woolley’s Canyon Jones and Si Dejong Jr. and 6-4, 7-6 over Burlington-Edison’s second-seeded doubles duo.

Nolan and Ziels will play Carter and Carter Monday, Oct. 17, at Skagit Valley College.

“I’m proud of our guys,” Bellingham coach Steve Chronister said. “They played very well, and now we play each other. That’s always kind of weird, but it’s good no matter what.”

Bellingham’s third doubles squad, Oliver Knickrehm and Henry Spilker, won their first match against Lynden’s Karagan Shiu and Eli Gripp 6-3, 7-5 before battling third seeds Derek Vance and Ryan Campbell of Anacortes and losing 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.

“Not many kids competed as well as our guys did today against those two this year,” Chronister said.