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.”
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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.