Thompson earns Oak Harbor’s only win at divisional tournament / Tennis

Junior Nathanael Thompson was the only Oak Harbor High School tennis player to pick up a win at the Wesco North tournament Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Snohomish.

The Wildcats’ three other entrants fell in the loser-out, opening round.

Thompson defeated Stanwood’s Preston Pierce 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to qualify for the double elimination portion of the tournament.

He then lost to Arlington’s Conner Fochesato 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 and to Everett’s Eyler Anderson 7-6(5), 6-2.

In other singles action, Oak Harbor sophomore Nick Krantz dropped his play-in match 6-1, 6-2 to Luke Dobler of Marysville-Pilchuck.

In first-round doubles play, seniors Claude Thrailkill and Trenton Cone lost 6-0, 6-2 to Everett’s Nick Finley and Gabe Waddle; and seniors John Bird and Ryan Mene lost 6-2, 6-2 to Snohomish’s Beck Otteson and Macon Strickland.

Oak Harbor’s season is now complete, as no Wildcats qualified for the district tournament.