High School Sports

Lions defeat Cubs in boys’ tennis battle

Lynden’s boys’ tennis team battled with Sedro-Woolley and took a 5-2 Northwest Conference win Monday, Oct. 6, at Lynden High School after a couple of close matches.

In No. 1 singles, Dylan Meenk jumped out to an early lead with a 6-1 first set win, but the Cubs’ K.J. Rutherford gave him a tougher test in the second set. Meenk would eventually prevail after a tiebreak, 7-6 (1).

In No. 2 singles, Tore Olson battled to a 7-6 (4) first set win, but lost the second set 5-7 to set up the tiebreaking third set. Olson gave Sedro-Woolley’s Blaine Hindman a tough test in the final set, but was defeated 3-6.

“Tore played a really good match today,” Lynden coach Trey Ballard said in a phone interview. “He tried to execute exactly what I asked him to. I think he got tired in that marathon match, he just battled and battled and battled.”

Carson Smith and Seth Weidenaar also impressed Ballard in their wins. Smith suffered an injury after a fall in the second set and still held on for the 6-1, 6-4 win, while Weidenaar allowed his opponent to battle back in the first set, but put him away after following Ballard’s advice.

Lynden is back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Ferndale.

Lynden 5, Sedro-Woolley 2

Singles: Dylan Meenk (L) def. K.J. Rutherford 6-1, 7-6 (1); Blaine Hindman (SW) def. Tore Olson 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-3; Carson Smith (L) def. Connor McCanvelss 6-1, 6-4; Seth Weidenaar (L) def. Justin Spinnie 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: Dakota Davis/Ben Mulder (L) def. Kyle Beuse/Sage Jones 6-1, 6-2; Jo Meppelink/Cameron Muljat (L) def. Tristan Bradford/Ty Thompson 6-0, 6-4; Myles Doorn/Sam Hudson (SW) def. Austin Fullner/Ty Hoekstra 6-2, 6-2.