Wolves no match against young Falcons

Two spates of makeup matches had the Falcon boys tennis team playing at home Friday -- as they were scheduled to -- but against an opponent that should have been taken care of two days earlier.

After rains Wednesday cancelled a home meet against the Coupeville Wolves and dumped the Falcons off 3A Anacortes' schedule for Friday in favor of a makeup meet, the two island teams met on the South Whidbey High School courts to test each other.

Down to just seven varsity players because some were still ineligible to play in meets, the Wolves did not present the Falcons with much resistance. Due to the short numbers, the two teams played just three singles and two doubles matches, all of which South Whidbey won.

Getting the toughest test was junior Tim Klopfenstein in the afternoon's first singles match. Winning 6-3 in the first set, he had the score reversed on him in the second to force the longest match of the day. In the third, however, Klopfenstein found no resistance and won easily at 6-1.

Senior Kai Fleming-Snow had his own test at second singles. It took extra games in the first set for him to win 7-5, before he was able to hammer his opponent 6-2 in the second set to win.

At third singles, senior Alex Hoelting had no trouble, cruising 6-1, 6-2.

Competition was even more scarce in the day's double's matches. Junior Kenny Johnson teamed up with new doubles partner Jason Craig to glide to an easy 6-1, 6-1 win at the team's top position, while Falcons Devin Parrick and Todd Berry bested their competition 6-1, 6-0.

The Falcons will make up their meet against Anacortes later this season. They travel to Coupeville Wednesday for a rematch with the Wolves.

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