Snohomish tennis team earns top spot in Wesco 4A

Herald staff

BELLINGHAM – In an early tennis showdown between league leaders, Snohomish used some solid play by its lower seeds on Monday to take a 4-3 victory at Sehome and claim first place alone in the Western Confernce 4A North Division.

“This was definitely a big win for us,” said Snohomish coach Dick Jansen. “It was nice to win on the road and our lower seeds really came through for us.”

After Sehome took the top two singles matches, Snohomish’s J.J. Vancil defeated Jake Holderman 6-1, 6-4 in No. 3 singles and Mike Marshall evened the match with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Pat Zemel at No. 4.

“That number four singles was a big match,” said Jansen, “and Mike Marshall really did an outstanding job of battling back from a set down to get the win.”

Sehome regained the lead with a win at No. 1 doubles, but Snohomish’s Sam Whitney and Ty Christensen pulled out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win against Rick Chronister and Nathan Spencer at No. 2 doubles to once again even the match.

“I think the No. 2 doubles may have been the pivotal match,” said Jansen. “Our guys hung in there and found a way to win and gave us a shot.”

Snohomish finished off the key victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win by Ian Sahlberg and Trevor Pratt at No. 3 doubles.

Singles-Stoner (Se) def. Stevens, 6-0, 6-1; Johnson (Se) def. Holderman, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6; Vancil (Sno) def. Metzler, 6-1, 6-4; Marshall (Sno) def. Zemel, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles-Staves-Sellereit (Se) def. Boyer-Jackson, 6-2, 6-3; Whitney-Christensen (Sno) def. Chronister-Spencer, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Sahlberg-Pratt (Sno) def. Busch-Berry, 6-2, 6-4. Records-Snohomish 2-0 in league, 5-2 overall. Sehome 1-1, 5-2.

  • Shorewood 6, Mariner 1: Shorewood’s Ryan Michelson won his No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-0 at the Wesco 4A meet. Senior Linh Tran won the only match for Mariner at No. 1 singles , 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

  • Kamiak 6, Mountlake Terrace 1: Mark Rollins won his No. 1 singles match and Larry Bush and Dwight Lee won at No. 1 doubles to lead Kamiak in the Wesco 4A match.

    Singles-Rollins (K) def. Lee, 7-6 (7-3), default; Frese (MT) def. Hong, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Vessella (K) def. Matthews, 6-1, 6-0; Chung (K) def. Allen, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles-Bush-Lee (K) def. Nguyen-Wong, 6-0, 6-3 ; Em-Yoon (K) def. Ramirez-Lum, 6-2, 6-4; Gihm-Jones (K) def. Choi-Tesslaldet, 7-5, 6-4. Records-Mountlake Terrace 0-2 in league, 0-6 overall. Kamiak 2-0, 4-1.

  • Shorecrest 4, Edmonds-Woodway 3: Shorecrest’s Ryan Leahman and Jacob Kerr’s victory at No. 3 doubles was the deciding match at the Wesco 4A meet.

    Singles-Pedersen (S) def. Minaker, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1; Varnau (EW) def. Hildebrand, 6-2, 6-1; Yuse (EW) def. Isler, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Wadum (S) def. Shields, 6-0, 6-3. Doubles-Kam-Bruscas (EW) def. Rose-Lin, 6-1, 7-5; Geddes-Auriemma (S) def. Quigley-Niles, 6-0, 6-3; Leahman-Kerr (S) def. Nelson-Heideman 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4). Records-Edmonds-Woodway 1-1 in league, 2-4 overall. Shorecrest 1-1, 3-2.

  • Cascade 7, Oak Harbor 0: Wins by Scott Pawlak at No. 1 singles and Peter Allen and Josh McDonnell at No. 1 doubles highlighted Cascade’s victory in the Wesco 4A match.

    Singles-Pawlak (C) def. Garcia, 6-2, 6-3; Melseth (C) def. Epilepsia, 6-2, 6-1; Bovard (C) def. Osborn, 6-1, 6-4; Bovey (C) def. Bowden, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles-Allen-McDonnell (C) def. Hinkley-Manning, 6-0, 6-1; Dawson-Aljets (C) def. Harris-Francisco, 6-0, 6-0; Millar-Kollmeyer (C) def. Santos-Krause, 6-1, 6-2. Records-Oak Harbor 0-2 in league, 0-6 overall. Cascade 1-0, 5-2.

  • Monroe 7, Arlington 0: Monroe swept the Wesco 3A meet with the help of Mark Hammerquist and Gabe Pickens’ win at No. 1 doubles.

    Singles-Weaver (M) def. Osmundson, 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3; Koester (M) def. Giese, 6-0, 6-1; Garbareno (M) def. Israel, 6-3, 6-1; Walsh (M) def. Osteng, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles-Hammerquist-Pickens (M) def. Dolman-Twitchell, 6-0, 6-1; Anderson-Pieroni (M) def. Lindell-Backstrom, 6-1, 6-2; Fleming-Dragavon (M) def. Lindell-White, 6-1, 6-2. Records-Arlington 0-7 in league, 0-8 overall. Monroe 6-2, 7-2.

  • Everett 5, Stanwood 2: Led by Sunny Samuels at No. 1 singles, Everett swept the singles matches en route to the Wesco 3A victory over Stanwood. The win kept the Seagulls undefeated this season.

    Singles-Samuels (E) def. B. Bryant, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Twisselman (E) def. Seckel, 6-0, 6-0; Le (E) def. Brohaw, 6-0, 6-1; Wagar (E) def. Schmitt, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles-Carlson-Beutler (S) def. Johnson-Wertheimer, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2; T. Bryant-Thoreen (S) def. Nichols-Morell, 6-4, 7-5; Wicklund-Mattson (E) def. Morgan-Palaniuk, 6-0, 6-2. Records-Stanwood 4-3 in league, 5-3 overall. Everett 8-0, 6-0.

  • Jackson 6, Meadowdale 1: Kris and Kory Pope won their No. 1 doubles match in three sets as Jackson cruised to victory in the Wesco 3A match.

    Singles-Lucero (M) def. Inocencio, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4; Chong (J) def. Park, 6-3, 6-2; Kim (J) def. Thach, forfeit; Oung (J) def. Fry, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles-Pope-Pope (J) def. Morrison-Chu, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Bolstad-Santos (J) def. Johnston-Lee, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4; Cutter-Park (J) def. Pickard-Stayley, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Records-Meadowdale 2-4 in league and overall. Jackson 6-2, 7-2.

  • South Whidbey 5, Lynnwood 2: South Whidbey swept the doubles matches and got a win from Dorian Sidhu at No. 1 singles to win the non-league match.

    Singles-Sidhu (SW) def. Stallins, 6-1, 6-2; Spivakov (SW) def. Wang, 7-6, 6-0; Hjerstedt (L) def. Sargent, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Wise (L) def. Edwards, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles-Ando-Sankey (SW) def. Wachtzetiel-Wachtzetiel, 6-0, 6-1; Edwards-Skouras (SW) def. Bautistz-Thompson, 7-5, 6-4; Wilson-Foote (SW) def. Bueraneth-Crollard, 6-2, 6-1. Records-Lynnwood 2-4 in league, 2-5 overall. South Whidbey 2-8 overall.

  • Grace Academy 5, Bear Creek Christian 0: Peter Voges scored two goals and had one assist to help Grace Academy notch its first shutout of the season. Goalkeepers Josh Stocks and Michael Wilkes combined for the shutout.

    Goals-Grace Academy: Voges 2, Poirier 1, Leach 1, Lugg 1. Goalkeepers-Grace Academy: Stocks, Wilkes. Bear Creek Christian: not reported. Records-Grace Academy 3-3 overall. Bear Creek Christian not reported.

  • South Whidbey 3, Shoreline Christian 0: At South Whidbey H.S., Erin Hussey’s 22 assists and five kills helped South Whidbey (15-9, 15-4, 15-5) win the non-league match. Paige Jolley and Melissa Poolman each added eight kills. South Whidbey is 5-2 overall, Shoreline Christian is 3-4.
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