Jared Rapp and Will Johnson found a nice way to start of their varsity boys’ tennis careers, teaming up to get a 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 doubles victory and helping Squalicum sweep visiting Anacortes 7-0 in its season opener on Friday, Sept. 12.
“It was their first varsity outing, and I thought they played really well,” Storm coach Joe O’Brien said in a phone interview.
Rapp and Johnson certainly weren’t alone in playing well, as Squalicum did not drop a set Friday. O’Brien said he was also impressed with Neal Crawford’s 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles.
“We had a number of good solid wins up and down the lineup,” O’Brien said. “I felt real good about the way the guys played.”
The Storm will look to keep it going on Monday, Sept. 15, when they travel to Ferndale.
Squalicum 7, Anacortes 0
Singles: Drew Segren (Sq.) def. Hunter Wickman 6-1, 6-1; Kevin Smiley (Sq.) def. Ryan Campbell 6-3, 6-0; Neal Crawford (Sq.) def. Garrett Manion 6-0, 6-2; George Ashley (Sq.) def. Derek Vance 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles: Luke Reinschmidt/Cole Herdman (Sq.) def. Eli Moore/Sam Rockwood 6-2, 6-1; Carter Nickelson/Liam Brownlie (Sq.) def. Jonathen Chen/Kian Patrick 6-0, 6-2; Jared Rapp/Will Johnson (Sq.) def. Kyle Shepherd/Peter Walters 6-0, 6-0.