High School Sports

Carmichael grinds out tough win for Bellingham

Bellingham’s boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten after defeating Burlington-Edison 6-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in a Northwest Conference matchup at Bellingham.

Charlie Carmichael toughed out a 6-1, 7-5 win over Colton Saben in No. 2 singles, which impressed his coach, Steve Chronister.

“Charlie was down 3-0 in the second and he had to come back, and he did,” Chronister said in a phone interview.

The doubles pairing of Zach Nolan and Chris Nakatani also stood out, winning in straight sets over Drew VanPatten and Jake Field.

Bellingham (12-0, NWC 11-0) hosts Ferndale on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Bellingham 6, Burlington-Edison 1

Singles: Connor Thompson (Bellingham) def. Kris Nilsen 6-0, 6-0; Charlie Carmichael (Bellingham) def. Colton Saben 6-1, 7-5; Austin Shenton (Bellingham) def. Ryan Edson 4-6, 6-0, 6-3; Henry Ziels (Bellingham) def. Kendall Perry 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles: Nate Pearsall/Logan Schilder (Bellingham) def. Max Cook/Dante Zimmerman 6-2, 6-1; Zach Nolan/Chris Nakatani (Bellingham) def. Drew VanPatten/Jake Field 6-0, 6-2; Blake Browning/Blair Dykstra (B-E) def. Lucas Irwin/Garrett Walker 6-3, 1-6, (10-7)