E-W stays in the hunt for league crown | Boys tennis

By David Pan | Oct 05, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Nick Berni eyes a shot during a Wesco 3A South match against Meadowdale Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Meadowdale High School.

Edmonds-Woodway remains in the hunt for a Wesco 3A South boys tennis title.

The Warriors currently are in second place in the league with a 6-1 record (9-1 overall) with the only loss to Shorewood, which is atop the standings with an 7-0 mark (12-1 overall).

Though the Thunderbirds prevailed 6-1 over Edmonds-Woodway in the Sept. 21 clash, the match actually was a lot closer, according to Nick Berni, the Warriors’ No. 1 singles player.

“We had three matches where we could have won,” Berni said after defeating Meadowdale’s Ben Fahey 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday, Sept. 26. “We could have won 4-3. It was that close.”

Edmonds-Woodway and Shorewood are scheduled to face off again on Monday, Oct. 9, at Shorewood High School.

“We’ll be ready,” Berni said.

The Edmonds-Woodway senior, who is 6-4, is satisfied with the way his season is going, both individually and with the team.

“Things are going good,” he said. “We’re working really good together. We’re finding ways to win as a team and support each other.”

The Warriors followed up the 6-1 victory over the Mavericks with 6-1 and 7-0 wins over Shorecrest and Lynnwood. Edmonds-Woodway’s singles lineup included Jordan Megiveron and Lachlan Rogan and Andrew Stransky. The top two doubles teams are Harrison Steiner/Gabe Cano and Drew Boland/Arnold Hahn.

Last season Berni teamed up with Arun Kalohke and advanced to the state tournament.

“This year I’m thinking singles, but we’ll see what happens,” Berni said.

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