Ferndale’s boys’ tennis team showed improvement even from set to set in a 5-2 Northwest Conference win over Anacortes on Monday, Oct. 6, at home.
Maxwell Jeffrey’s win at No. 1 singles was characteristic of how his team played. Jeffrey took a close 7-5 win in the first set, and then dominated the second set for a 6-1 win.
“The difference was he wasn’t being aggressive,” Ferndale coach Rudy Vendiola said in a phone interview. “When he’s aggressive, that’s when he’s at his best. And he knows. He tells me, ‘I don’t know why coach, I just stayed at the baseline and got complacent.’”
Vendiola was impressed with his team’s performance as a whole, especially since about half were playing sick, he said.
Tate Freeman (6-1, 6-0), Lake Sullivan (6-2, 7-6 (7-2)), Colton Young (6-3, 6-1), and the team of Colby Sullivan and Joshua Usery (6-0, 6-1) all also earned wins for the Golden Eagles.
Ferndale takes on Lynden at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at home.
Ferndale 5, Anacortes 2
Singles: Maxwell Jeffrey (F) def. Cooper Huntley 7-5, 6-1; Tate Freeman (F) def. Eli Moore 6-1, 6-0; Lake Sullivan (F) def. Garrett Higgins 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Colton Young (F) def. Sam Rockwood 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles: Ryan Campbell/Derrick Vance (A) def. Kevin Reitveld/Jacob Sorenson 6-1, 6-2; Garrett Menion/Jonathan Cheu (A) def. Dylan Silves/Curtis Matson 6-2, 6-3; Colby Sullivan/Joshua Usery (F) def. Kian Patrick/Peter Walters 6-0, 6-1.