Good times keep bouncing girls tennis team’s way

It has been a month since the South Whidbey girls tennis team lost a match after the Falcons swept Coupeville and Lakewood this week.

The two victories extended South Whidbey’s winning streak to six matches and boosted its Cascade Conference record to 5-0.

On April 22, the Falcons defeated their island rivals, the Wolves, 5-0 for the second time this season. Isla Dubendorf fought off Coupeville’s top singles player for the past two seasons, Allie Hannigan, 7-5, 6-4. At second singles, South Whidbey sophomore Bayley Gochanour defeated McKenzie Bailey 6-1, 6-1.

The Falcons’ top duo of seniors, Tess Radisch and Amelia Weeks, combined to defeat Coupeville’s Samantha Martin and Sydney Aparicio 6-1, 6-1. South Whidbey’s Colleen Groce and Lindsay Oppelt recovered from a second-set loss to win a third-set tiebreaker 10-8. In the third doubles match, Falcons Katrina Layton and Brea Gauger defeated Mickey Levine and Valen Trujillo 7-5, 6-1.

On Wednesday, the Falcons took on the Lakewood Cougars, a 2A team, and played four singles matches and three doubles matches. South Whidbey also shook up its roster a bit, with different doubles partner combinations.

Radisch and Weeks stayed at the top spot and beat Lakewood’s Madde DeYoung and Alex Wolfe 6-1, 6-0. For the second doubles match, Groce paired with Katherine Reed to beat Zaya Tsengelmaa and Lexi Zbiegien 6-0, 6-0. The third doubles team of Falcons Anna Lynch and Sophie Nilsen beat Lakewood’s Courtney Young and Courtney St. John 6-0, 6-4.

In singles, Dubendorf had to fight back from a second-set loss to beat Christina Barker 6-4, 0-6, 7-5. Gochanour cruised through her match in defeating Kylie Staley 6-3, 6-3. Falcon sophomore Kendra Warwick played in the third singles match and defeated Hannah Krutsinger 6-3, 6-0. Macey Bishop nearly shut out Lakewood’s Erin Espeland in a 6-0, 6-1 win.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates