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New look, better result: Wolves win | Tennis

By JIM WALLER May 2, 2013 · 10:23 AM

After squeaking by Lakewood last week, Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange changed his lineup for the rematch, and the Wolves rolled to a 5-0 win in the regular-season finale in Coupeville Tuesday, April 30.

Stange said, "I shifted the lineup a bit. The goal was to optimize our win potential. Iris (Ryckaert) and Emily (Gallahar) took care of business at singles. That allowed me to put Amanda and Allie (d'Almeida and Hanigan, the normal top two singles players) on separate doubles teams. It couldn't have worked out better."

He added, "The kids delivered impressive wins in all five matches. On top of that, every player was all smiles walking off the court — a fine way to end the regular season."

The Wolves finished the dual season with a 9-4 mark; the JV team went 3-0.

Singles: 1, Ryckaert won 6-2, 6-2; 2, Gallahar won 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: 1, d'Almeida/Holly Craggs won 6-3, 6-2; 2, Hanigan/Julia Myers won 6-2, 6-0; 3, Jacki Ginnings/Micky LeVine won 6-0, 6-1.

Next up is the district tournament at South Whidbey Thursday, May 9.

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