Girls tennis suffers first loss

"Meghan Denison-Quirk makes a return during her Number 4 doubles match Friday against Meadowdale. The Falcons suffered their first loss in the meet, falling 5-2 in match play.Matt Johnson / staff photoOn Friday, South Whidbey High School tennis coach Tom Kramer saw his girls team in trouble for the first time this season.Down 3-2 in match play against Meadowdale, the Falcons still had the doubles team of Jaci Gutzmer and Svenja Koehn and Number 1 singles player Jenny Saephan on the court at about 5:45 p.m., but things didn't look good. Having compiled a record of 5-0 against Wesco 3A teams prior to the meet, the Falcons had finally met a team with more fight than they could handle.Meadowdale's a solid team, said Coach Kramer.Saephan and the Falcons' other three singles players lost their matches Friday as South Whidbey lost its first meet of the season 5-2. The only winners for the Falcons were the doubles teams of Paige Jolley and Kaitlin King, which won in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, and Gena Felton and Maya Kocian, also in straight sets (6-4, 6-4).Saephan came the closest to pulling off a singles win. She dominated the first set 6-2 before losing the last two 4-6, 4-6. Gutzmer and Koehn stayed in their match as long as Saephan. They played a marathon 6-7, (4-7), 7-5, 4-6 match right up until sundown.The Falcons play at home today at 3:30 p.m. "

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