Shorecrest beats Cascade 6-1 on Senior Night 10/13

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Calvin Rice

Shorecrest Varsity Boys Tennis
Date: 10/13/21 Opponent: Cascade Location: Kellogg MS

Score: SC: 6 Opponent: 1 SC Overall Record: 7-6

Connor Wakefield
Story and photos by Coach Rob Mann

Shorecrest finishes the regular season with a dominant win over Cascade on Senior Night. All the singles quickly took control of their matches where they only dropped a total of two games in the combined 8 sets that they played. 

Zaid Khan continues to rip deadly forehands that look like something one would see in the ATP tour. 

Calvin Rice’s consistency on the court earned him a quick victory. Owen Pierce generated heavy topspin that kept his opponent pushed back deep on the court. Even Connor Wakefield, who is a doubles specialist, won his second singles match 6-0, 6-1. He is one of the few players that will be able to say that he never lost a singles match for Shorecrest.

#1 Doubles for Shorecrest was a new pairing of Indigo Vining and Sohum Vohra and had to face a tough team who usually play #1 Singles and #2 Singles for Cascade. Sohum and Indigo took a while to transition to a doubles mind set and the first set ended quickly in the favor of Cascade. Shorecrest came out much stronger in the second set and employed the game plan more often, which made the second set much closer, but it wasn’t enough this time. 

Thomas Linville and Spencer Berry played #2 Doubles for Shorecrest and they came out strong in the first set by minimizing their unforced errors and capitalizing on their opponents' mistakes which led to a lopsided victory in the first set. Cascade fought harder in the second set and almost took the set to a tiebreaker, but Shorecrest was able to prevail in the end 7-5. Ronin Crawford and Parker Mina played #3 Doubles and just played sound tennis at the net and was able to get a quick victory of 6-0, 6-0.

The season was a roller coaster for Shorecrest starting the season 1-4, then getting a victory over the Shorewood tennis team 4-3 who were undefeated at the time. Then, we had a tough loss to Meadowdale 3-4 in league play but finished the last three matches of the season with victories. Shorecrest finished the regular season 7-6 overall and 4-2 in league play, which earned the team 2nd place in league play behind Edmonds-Woodway who went undefeated in league matches. 

Shorecrest Seniors hold signs and treat baskets
L-R: Connor Wakefield, Owen Pierce, Calvin Rice, Zaid Khan, Ronin Crawford, Bryan Chen. Not pictured Matthew Gardiner. 

Two doubles teams and two singles players from each WESCO 3A South school will be moving on to the League Tournament that will take place October 19th and October 20th at Jackson High School at 11:00am. 

The top 4 singles and top 4 doubles will qualify for the District Tournament that will take place October 26th and October 27th at Jackson High School. This is a modified 12 man double elimination tournament consisting of 4 berths from WESCO 3A South, 6 berths from WESCO North, and 2 berths from NWC. Most likely, the top 4 from the District Tournament will compete at the State Tournament in Kennewick in the spring.  

Northwest Conference: Oak Harbor, Ferndale, and Mt Vernon

WESCO North: Arlington, Cascade, Everett, Stanwood, Monroe, Marysville- Getchell, Marysville Pilchuck, Snohomish 

WESCO South:  Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Meadowdale, Shorecrest, Shorewood, Lynnwood.

Owen Pierce

  1. SC: Zaid Khan 6-0, 6-1 W Opponent: Dallin Agler
  2. SC: Calvin Rice 6-0, 6-0 W Opponent: Jacob Hahn
  3. SC: Owen Pierce 6-0, 6-0 W Opponent: Tim Bodilla
  4. SC: Connor Wakefield 6-0, 6-1 W Opponent: Andrew Hayashi
Zaid Khan

  1. SC: Indigo Vining/Sohum Vohra 0-6, 3-6 L Opponent: Matthew Sheuffele/Bodie Williams
  2. SC: Thomas Linville/Spencer Berry 6-1, 7-5 W Opponent: Kevin Jacks/Charlie Pak
  3. SC: Parker Mina/Ronin Crawford 6-0, 6-0 W Opponent: Gio Manabat/Moses Tran


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