Cascade avenges earlier loss to Panthers

Herald staff

EVERETT – Cascade avenged an earlier loss this season by defeating Snohomish 5-2 in a Western Conference North Division boys tennis match on Monday.

Cascade and Snohomish are now tied atop the division with 12-1 records. The only loss for both teams is to the other.

Monday’s contest was very close and “some matches could have gone either way,” Cascade coach Bob Martin said.

At No. 2 singles, Bruins senior Peter Allen came back to defeat Snohomish’s freshman Zach Gordon 5-7, 6-0, 6-3. It was only the second loss of the season for Gordon.

“It was a key match,” Snohomish coach Dick Jansen said.”

Cascade teammates Casey Denby and Scott Williams continued their undefeated season at No. 2 doubles for Cascade.

At No. 1 singles, Snohomish’s Ty Christensen defeated Cascade’s Wade Bovard 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in a come-from-behind third set.

Lake Stevens 6, Oak Harbor 1: Nick Froman defeated Daniel Hinkley at No 1 singles 7-6 (7), 6-2 to lead Lake Stevens to the Wesco North victory. D.J. Dalire at No 4 singles defeated Randy Primm to give Oak Harbor its only point in the match.

Singles-Froman (LS) def. Hinkley 7-6 7, 6-2; Ferrucci (LS) def. Manning 7-6 5, 6-0; Heininen (LS) def. Donnell 6-3, 6-4; Dalire (OH) def. Primm 6-0, 6-1. Doubles-Carbinatto-Kruse (LS) def McClure-Bowden 6-1, 6-1; Dowd-Kottsick (LS) def. Pruss-Epilepsia 6-4, 7-6 7; Olsen-Patchin (LS) def. Gailo-Wolfgang 6-2, 6-4 Records-Lake Stevens 8-5 in league, 8-5 overall. Oak Harbor 7-7, 7-7.

Marysville-Pilchuck 5, Monroe 2: Brian Belknap captured the No 1 singles match in an exhausting third set tiebreaker to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to the 5-2 Wesco North victory.

Belknap .won the first set 6-4 before stumbling against Monroe’s Brett Walsh in the second set, 2-6. The final set went down to the wire with Belknap and Walsh matching each other shot for shot. Belknap finally ended the match in the tiebreaker 7-4 to take the match.

Stanwood 5, Mount Vernon 2: At 11-3, Stanwood stands alone in third place in the Wesco North after knocking off division rival Mount Vernon 5-2. Stanwood captured the top three singles matches along with No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches. Leading the way for Stanwood was Mike Carlson and Jon Butler.

Cedar Park Christian 3, Chief Leschi 1: At Cedar Park Christian, Ashleigh Salios and Emilie Vallerand each had four kills to lead Cedar Park Christian (3-1 in league, 5-2 overall) to the 2-15, 15-6 15-7, 15-2 non-conference victory. Chief Leschi was bombarded by the serving of Cedar Park Christian as Stephanie Miksa had nine aces, Salios had four aces, Vallerand had four aces, Sarah Keifer had four aces, Courtney Davis five aces and Ashley Johnson had two aces.

Snohomish County Christian 3, Overlake 2: Snohomish County Christian H.S., Melissa Kefgen and Beth Kalbfleisch combined for 15 kills to lead Snohomish County Christian (2-2 in league) to the 15-10, 12-15, 15-7, 11-15, 15-13 non-conference victory. Kalbfleisch was 24-for-25 in serving.

King’s 3, Charles Wright 0: At King’s H.S., Faith McCurley had four kills to lead King’s to the Chinook League victory. Kelly Irvin had nine assists and teammates Ashley Roberts and Jamie Debell combined for 10 aces for King’s. Kings is now 7-3 on the season.

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