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After hot start, Wolves drop 2

Amanda d’Almeida returns a shot against Blaine Thursday. - Jim Waller photo
Amanda d’Almeida returns a shot against Blaine Thursday.
— image credit: Jim Waller photo

After blanking visiting Archbishop Murphy 5-0 Tuesday, March 26, for its fourth consecutive win, the Coupeville High School tennis team ran into trouble over the next two days, losing 5-0 to visiting South Whidbey Wednesday and Blaine Thursday.

The Wolves steamrolled its first four foes this spring, surrendering only one point along the way. South Whidbey (5-0) and Blaine (3-2) proved to be tougher opponents.

Coupeville coach Ken Stange said Friday morning, “The girls were pretty down about yesterday. I think egos got inflated after going 4-0 against lesser competition. We have to regroup after break.”

Not all was negative in the losses. Stange said Micky LeVine and Jacki Ginnings (playing in her first varsity match), “played their hearts out” and won a set against the Falcons.

Against Blaine, Stange said, “Amanda (d’Almeida) and Allie (Hanigan) showed some spunk at singles. Allie even built a lead in the second set, but she couldn’t hold on.”

Coupeville (4-2) is off until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, when it goes to Granite Falls (1-4).

Coupeville 5,

Archbishop Murphy 0

Singles: 1, d’Almeida won 8-2; 2, Hanigan won 8-1.

Doubles: 1, Irys Rychaert/Holly Craggs won 8-0; 2, Ana Luvera/Ivy Luvera won 8-4; 3, Breanna Koym/Samantha Martin won 8-6.

South Whidbey 5,

Coupeville 0

Singles: 1, d’Almeida lost 6-0, 6-0; 2, Hanigan lost 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: 1, Rychaert/Craggs lost 6-1, 6-1; 2, Ana Luvera/Ivy Luvera lost 6-0, 6-0; 3, LeVine/Ginnings lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Blaine 5, Coupeville 0

Singles: 1, d’Almeida lost 6-4, 6-2; 2, Hanigan lost 6-2, 7-5.

Doubles: 1, Julia Myers/Ryckaert lost 6-0, 6-0; 2, LeVine/Ginnings lost 6-0, 6-1; 3, McKenzie Bailey/Maureen Rice lost 6-1, 6-2.


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