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Newmans claim top District 1 singles spots for South Whidbey

Isla Dubendorf returns a serve in the first round of the 1A District 1 girls tennis tournament. Her partner, Hannah Calderwood, looks on.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record
Isla Dubendorf returns a serve in the first round of the 1A District 1 girls tennis tournament. Her partner, Hannah Calderwood, looks on.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe / The Record

Singles tennis is all in the Newman family. Ben Watanabe / The Record | Carlie Newman returns a high bounce off a shot in the first round of the 1A District 1 girls tennis tournament.

Hayley Newman, a senior, beat her sister Carlie, a sophomore, for the 1A District 1 tennis singles title. Carlie may advance as the second seed in the upcoming tri-district tournament May 17-18 at Seattle’s Amy Yee Tennis Center.

As for the Falcons’ doubles teams, that remained to be decided. Both of South Whidbey’s doubles teams suffered one loss Thursday on their home courts, and both waited until Saturday to learn their seeding. The district team title also hung in the balance between Blaine and South Whidbey.

South Whidbey’s second doubles squad, Hannah Calderwood and Isla Dubendorf, play the finals of the consolation match against Blaine’s Alicia Allison and Shirin Roth-Lerner. If Calderwood and Dubendorf lose, they place fourth, Allison and Roth-Lerner place third and South Whidbey’s top doubles team, Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch place second. Should Calderwood and Dubendorf win, the two Falcon teams play Monday.

Hayley Newman was undefeated in her sets. Carlie only lost to her sister, 6-2, 6-4. She may play in the consolation final Saturday. If Blaine’s Saskia Dolk wins, Carlie automatically claims second place. If Dolk loses to Coupeville’s Amanda d’Almeida, Carlie faces her for the second-place match.

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