High School Sports

Red Raiders’ singles dominant in boys’ tennis win

The Bellingham boys’ tennis team didn’t drop a single point in singles play as the Red Raiders took a 6-1 win over Ferndale on Monday, Sept. 22, at Ferndale.

Conner Thompson, Charlie Carmichael, Austin Shenton and Henry Ziels all scored 6-0, 6-0 wins over their Golden Eagles opponents in singles matchups.

In doubles, Logan Schilder and Nate Pearsall earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Maxwell Jeffery and Lake Sullivan for the Red Raiders. Bellingham’s Chris Nakatani and Zach Nolan also defeated Tate Freeman and Colton Young in a long 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 match.

Ferndale’s Kevin Rietveld and Jacob Sorenson improved in each set to get a 0-6, 7-5, 6-0 win over Lucas Irwin and Garrett Walker.

“I just put the team together today and each set they played stronger,” Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. “They played with more confidence and I expect good things from that doubles combination. Tate and Colton in a losing effort had a match that lasted the same amount of time, though. They had a lot of good rallies and competed well.”

Ferndale’s next match is at 3:30 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 24, at home against Sehome. Bellingham takes on Squalicum at 3:30 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 24, at home.

Bellingham 6, Ferndale 1

Singles: Conner Thompson (B) def. Dylan Sildes 6-0, 6-0; Charlie Carmichael (B) def. Kobe Sullivan 6-0, 6-0; Austin Shenton (B) def. Curtis Matson 6-0, 6-0; Henry Ziels (B) def. Jaskeert Singh 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Logan Schilder/Nate Pearsall (B) def. Maxwell Jeffery/Lake Sullivan 6-2, 6-2; Chris Nakatani/Zach Nolan (B) def. Tate Freeman/Colton Young 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Kevin Rietveld/Jacob Sorenson (F) def. Lucas Irwin/Garrett Walker 0-6, 7-5, 6-0