Three-peat: South Whidbey's Lindsey Newman wins third state tennis title

SEATTLE - South Whidbey’s Lindsey Newman won her third straight 2A state title in girls tennis Saturday, beating Tracy Landram of Klahowya High School 7-6, 6-2.

Playing on an adjacent court, Newman’s brother Riley prevailed in a near-marathon battle against Sehome’s Will Top 7-5, 6-4 to win the championship in boys’ 2A tennis.

With the doubles team of Victoria Comfort and Nicole Zalewski placing fifth, the South Whidbey High School girls tennis team also won the state 2A girls tennis title. The Falcons were named co-champions with Klahowya.

It was the last state tennis tournament for Lindsey Newman, who will graduate from South Whidbey High School next month. She received a standing ovation from the crowd gathered at the University of Washington’s Nordstrom Tennis Center as she left the court with her third title.

“She made some great shots,” Newman said of Landram, a freshman who took the lead early in the first set before Newman won in a come-from-behind victory. Newman never trailed in the second set.

“She was hoping I’d play her game, but in the end, she played mine,” Newman said.

“She’ll be back next year, I’m sure. She has nothing to be ashamed of,” she added.

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