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Tennis team takes 2
Harbor's Eckersley. The match was the longest and toughest on the day, with Vogt losing 6-7, 5-4, 6-7.
For the most part, the sets and matches this week were short for the Falcon girls tennis team and, even better, most of them went their way.
The team won two non-conference matchups during the past week, taking out 3A Anacortes 5-2 on March 28, then smashing lowly Friday Harbor 6-1 Wednesday.
Against Anacortes, the South Whidbey girls were set back in the top two singles spots when Amy Vogt and Sonya Morphew lost lopsided contests. But the remainder of the Falcon lineup was dominant, losing only a single set in the remaining five matches.
Falcon senior Maya Kocian won her No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-0, and Janelle Iverson beat her opponent 0-6, 6-0, 7-5 after the slowest start possible.
Doubles play saw both South Whidbey teams win easily, Jenny Newman and Anna Rainey won in the No. 1 slot 6-0, 6-2, while Chelsea Miller and Katie Newman won 6-1, 6-2 at Number 2. Anna Gilles and Megan Roosen-Runge also won, 6-1, 6-0.
Coach Tom Kramer said he expected the doubles teams to play well. He was pleased with his two winning singles players. Still, he said, there is room for improvement.
"We are better. But there are a number of fundamental things we need to improve on."
On April 2, the Falcons beat Friday Harbor 6-1 at home. Sonya Morphew's 6-1, 6-0 win over Callie Bolstad at No. 2 singles paced the South Whidbey victory.
The team's top singles player, Amy Vogt, lost a long, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 match to an exchange student from New Zealand.
Kramer said the team is improving but "we are still along way from the form and ability needed to compete in the playoffis."
The next home match is against Burlington-Edison is April 25 at 3:45 p.m.