T-Bird tennis loses close championship match with Ed-Way Warriors

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Andrew Counter
Photo by Kristi Lin
The Shorewood Thunderbirds lost a tight battle with the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors on September 27, 2018 by a close match score of 3-4. 

After a long afternoon of tight matches between two equally talented teams, it came down to the number 1 doubles teams.
Tyler Gettmann
Photo by Kristi Lin

The T-Birds had won the first set and lost a second set to set up a decisive third set. The two doubles teams battled to 5-5.

The Warriors were able to break the T-Birds serve and then hold on to secure the match win and WesCo South championship. 

Shorewood bounced back and won their last three matches of the season by beating Arlington 7-0, Shorecrest 5-2 and defeating WesCo North league champs Snohomish 7-0.

The T-Birds, led by Captains Bennet Vana, Andrew Counter, and Tyler Gettmann, finished in second place for the first time in four years with a 11-2 record overall and 5-1 WesCo South record.

Steven Lin
Photo by Kristi Lin
Shorewood will send two singles players, Gettmann and Chris Combs, and two doubles teams, Counter, Steven Lin, Vana and Ari Webb, to the WesCo South league tournament October 16th and 17th at Jackson High School.

The top four placers will advance to the District 1 tournament October 23rd and 24th at Arlington High School. The top three placers advance to next Springs WIAA State Championship tournament May 25th and 26th at Kamiakin High School.

Shorewood's Counter and Lin are the defending WesCo and District doubles champions and state tournament qualifiers.

Both WesCo and District tournaments start at 1pm on both days.

Shorewood Tennis team
Photo by Kristi Lin

10 / 12 / 18
@ Snohomish

  1. Tyler Gettmann SW def. Adam Kowalchyk SN 3-6, 6-3 ( 10-5 )
  2. Chris Combs SW def. Robert Lee SN 6-3, 6-1
  3. Derick Han SW def. Chandler Irving SN 6-2, 6-2
  4. Nate Alexander SW def. Colin McDonald SN 7-6 ( 9-7 ), 6-0
  1. Andrew Counter / Steven Lin SW def. Kristion Mack / Cam Stevenson SN 6-3, 6-4
  2. Bennett Vana / Ari Webb SW def. Cade Frediani / Macen Strickland SN 7-6 ( 7-5 ), 6-2
  3. Sam Perkowski / Erik Ertsgaard SW def. Derek Nguyen / Powell Daur SN 6-3, 6-1

--Arnie Moreno


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