A pair of strong doubles wins helped lift the Lynden boys’ tennis team to a season-opening 4-3 victory over visiting Ferndale on Friday, Sept. 12.
Seniors Dakota Davis and Ben Mulder were particularly impressive with their 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 doubles.
“Those guys really took care of business,” Lions coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview. “They have some of the best hands at the net. They’re really fun to watch play. They get a lot of shots back you don’t think they’re going to get.”
Joe Meppelink and Zach Roetcisoender were equally strong with a lightning-fast 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles, while Dylan Meenk grabbed a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles. Carson Smith’s 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles was enough to give Lynden the win.
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Maxwell Jeffery and Lake Sullivan had singles wins for Ferndale, while Dylan Silvas and Joshua Usery grabbed a No. 3 doubles win with a third-set tiebreaker.
Lynden next heads to Bellingham on Monday, Feb. 15, while Ferndale will host Squalicum.
Lynden 4, Ferndale 3
Singles: Dylan Meenk (Lyn.) def. Tate Freeman 6-2, 6-4; Maxwell Jeffery (Fern.) def. Tore Olson 6-2, 6-1; Lake Sullivan (Fern.) def. Cameron Muljat 1-6, 6-1, 6-2; Carson Smith (Lyn.) def. Colton Young 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles: Dakota Davis/Ben Mulder (Lyn.) def. Kevin Rietveld/Kolby Sullivan 6-1, 6-0; Joe Meppelink/Zach Roetcisoender (Lyn.) def. Jacob Sorenson/Curtis Matson 6-1, 6-1; Dylan Silvas/Joshua Usery (Fern.) def. Quinn VandeHoef/James Mitchell 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (3).