Falcon girls tennis takes Tigers to task

  • Fri Apr 3rd, 2015 11:27pm
  • Sports

South Whidbey girls tennis defeated Granite Falls 5-2 on Tuesday.

The Falcons’ top players split their singles matches, and the Falcons’ second and third doubles teams won.

Senior Isla Dubendorf beat Granite Falls’ Katelyn Gresli 6-1, 6-1. Bayley Gochanour, a sophomore, lost the second singles bout to Granite Falls’ Hailey Arndt, 3-6, 0-6.

Kendra Warwick, a junior, fended off Tiger Laura Gilbertson 6-1, 7-5. In the second set, Gilbertson led 5-3 before Warwick saved two set points and eventually force a sixth set.

“This was the match of the day,” Falcon head coach Karyle Kramer wrote in an email. “… Kendra continues to show great poise and concentration.”

Anna Lynch won the fourth singles match 6-1, 6-3 over Granite’s Emma Loney.

In doubles, South Whidbey’s top duo of Iona Rohan and Clara Martin lost to Granite Falls’ McKenzie Meyer and Annie Hart 2-6, 4-6.

Macey Bishop and Kara Mead rolled through their second doubles bout in their first match playing together. They beat Granite Falls’ Brynne Mota-Soriano and Holly Curry 6-1, 6-2.

At third doubles, sophomores Carmen Warwick and Taylor Hamilton dropped Granite Falls’ Shelby Beehler and Danielle Coleman 6-0, 6-2.

“These two sophomores continue to impress me with their willingness to take risks and take their game to the next level,” Kramer wrote. “They are winning at varsity doubles, but they are also looking at how they can improve — a great sign for a young team.”

On Thursday, South Whidbey downed Lakewood 6-1.

Dubendorf defeated Lakewood’s Christina Barber 6-2, 6-4 at first singles. Second singles saw Gochanour beat Hannah Krutsinger 6-2, 6-2. Kendra Warwick won the third singles bout over Erin Espeland 6-0, 6-0. Clements won fourth singles 6-3, 6-3 against Jillian Desmond.

The Falcons’ top doubles duo of Rohan and Martin fell to Lakewood’s Alex Wolfe and Maddie DeYoung 6-4, 6-4. Bishop and Jen LeRoy beat Paige Borsema and Gillian Romeis 6-4, 6-1. Carmen Warwick and Hamilton won the third doubles match 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.