Brent de Wolf uses a backhand to return a shot in first doubles.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Brent de Wolf uses a backhand to return a shot in first doubles. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Falcons fall in season opener / Tennis

The South Whidbey tennis team was edged 3-2 by Coupeville in the season opener Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Langley.

The win for the Wolves was their first over the Falcon boys in 14 years.

South Whidbey picked up both its points in doubles.

Brent de Wolf and Joey Lane won 6-3, 6-4 in first doubles, while Ranger Buck and Max Rodriguez slipped by with a 7-6(7-3), 7-5 win in third doubles.

Levi Buck was nipped 5-7, 6-4, 10-5 in first singles, and Soren Bratrude dropped second singles 6-1, 6-1.

In second doubles, Ian Maddox and Brent Batchelor fell 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Next up for the Falcons is a trip to the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle to face Bush at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.

Brent Batchelor rockets a serve in Wednesday’s match.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Brent Batchelor rockets a serve in Wednesday’s match. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Soren Bratrude volleys against Coupeville.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Soren Bratrude volleys against Coupeville. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Joey Lane rips a shot in his win in first doubles.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Joey Lane rips a shot in his win in first doubles. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Ian Maddox prepares to receive a serve in second doubles.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Ian Maddox prepares to receive a serve in second doubles. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Ranger Buck puts on the brakes after firing a shot in third doubles.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Ranger Buck puts on the brakes after firing a shot in third doubles. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Max Rodriguez serves during the third doubles match.	(Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

Max Rodriguez serves during the third doubles match. (Photo by Jim Waller/South Whidbey Record)

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