Wednesday’s Boys Tennis: Bearcats Edge Tigers
By The Chronicle
Centralia ended the regular season on Wednesday against their twin city rival, but the Bearcats made sure that season ended on a losing note as W.F. West won 4-2 in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys tennis match in Chehalis.
The match of the day was the No. 1 singles match of W.F. West’s Javier Falero and Centralia’s Zach Kaiser. The match was a marathon of almost three hours, with Falero winning the first set 6-4, and taking the second set 7-6, with an 11-9 tiebreaker.
“I was really pleased with Javier’s play, that was a tough match and Zach did a great job to just force that thing. Both kids stayed within their gameplan and didn’t let the situation get them to go out of what they’re supposed to be doing,” W.F. West coach Jack State said.
W.F. West’s Luke Walters needed three sets to defeat Josef Kilhoffer, winning 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3). Cade Cameron helped the Bearcats sweep the singles matches, winning 7-5, 6-4.
Centralia’s top doubles pairing of Ben Corwin and Ryan Mack completed an undefeated season, defeating Luke Schwarz and Andrew Pak, 6-0, 6-2.
“It was a great match today, always a competitive opponent in Chehalis. Overall pleased with the boys in our last match of the season,” Centralia coach Keith Hopkins said. “Particularly excited about our number one doubles team, Ben Corwin and Ryan Mack being undefeated the whole season. They never even dropped a set, so that’s exciting.”
Tiger’s Parker Johnson and Brandon Wilkerson took down Cole Nishiyama and Caleb Walters, 7-5, 0-6, 6-0.
W.F. West’s Justin Schweisow and Gabe Cuestas won against Sawyer Kassel and McKiernan Jones, 6-2, 6-3.
Centralia and W.F. West will conclude a rained out match from earlier in the season on Friday in Centralia.
W.F. WEST 4, CENTRALIA 2
Javier Falero (WFW) def. Zach Kaiser, 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)
Luke Walters (WFW) def. Josef Kilhoffer, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Cade Cameron (WFW) def. Johan Lopez, 7-5, 6-4
Ben Corwin/Ryan Mack (CENT) def. Luke Schwarz/Andrew Pak, 6-0, 6-2
Parker Johnson/Brandon Wilkerson (CENT) def. Cole Nishiyama/Caleb Walters, 7-5, 0-6, 6-0
Justin Schweisow/Gabe Cuestas (WFW) def. Sawyer Kassel/McKiernan Jones, 6-2, 6-3