High School Sports

Red Raiders split at Sehome Invite

Bellingham’s boys’ tennis team played its best tennis of the season in coach Steve Chronister’s eyes on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Sehome Invitational, as the Red Raiders won 6-1 over Shorecrest and lost 7-0 to Shorewood.

“I really like how we played today,” Chronister said in a phone interview. “We got to play two good teams and that brings the best out of you.”

The Red Raiders were missing a couple players, most notably Charlie Carmichael and Nate Pearsall, due to various reasons, and had three new doubles pairings. In the 6-1 win, all three doubles teams still picked up wins.

“None of the doubles teams had played together before,” Chronister said. “Those guys did a great job.”

The Red Raiders (3-1) face Lynden on Monday, Sept. 15, at home.

Bellingham 6, Shorecrest 1

Singles: Connor Thompson (Bellingham) def. Daniel Wacker 6-0, 6-0; Austin Shenton (Bellingham) def. Mick North 7-5, 6-3; Henry Ziels (Bellingham) def. Jake Goldstein-Street 6-4, 6-4; Winston Park (Shorecrest) def. Andrew Suter 4-6, 7-6 (6), 11-9.

Doubles: Logan Schilder/Zach Nolan (Bellingham) def. Kasey Shibayama/David Kim 6-1, 6-2; Chris Nakatani/Garrett Walker (Bellingham) def. Finn Donnelly/Christopher King 6-4, 6-0; Lucas Irwin/Nick Rose (Bellingham) def. Holden Hawkey/Owen Donnelly 6-4, 6-0.