South Whidbey girls tennis broke into the win column with a pair of team victories this week over Friday Harbor and Coupeville.
The Falcons swept the Wolverines 5-0 on Tuesday, then battled their island rivals, the Wolves, 5-2 on Thursday.
South Whidbey only dropped its first singles and second doubles matches to Coupeville. Macey Bishop, playing first singles for the third time in four days for the Falcons, fell 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 to Jacki Ginnings. Falcon head coach Karyle Kramer said Bishop ran out of energy after seeing lots of competition in a short stretch.
At second singles, sophomore Kendra Warwick beat Coupeville’s Micky Levine 6-0, 6-2 for the Falcon’s second win this season. Anna Lynch won the third singles match for South Whidbey 6-2, 6-0 against McKenzie Meyer.
In doubles, South Whidbey’s top team of senior Isla Dubendorf and junior Iona Rohan narrowly edged Coupeville’s Payton Aparicio and Sage Rinninger 7-5, 7-5.
At second doubles, sophomores Bayley Gochanour and Taylor Hamilton defeated McKenzie Bailey and Wynter Thorne 6-1, 6-3.
The Wolves won the third doubles bout thanks to a comeback win by Vail Trujillo and Sydney Autio 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 against Falcons Lucy Clements and Jen LeRoy.
Carmen Warwick and Alex Foode won fourth doubles 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 against Wolves Ana Luvera and Ivy Luvera.
“Our sophomores played senior sisters who have a lot of experience,” Kramer wrote in an email. “… It was a crucial comeback for them.”
In earlier action Tuesday hosting Anacortes, South Whidbey only lost one set in the sweep of Friday Harbor.
Bishop edged Wolverine Ashton Timmons 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 10-5 in a third set tiebreaker. Warwick dropped Yasmine Sarah 6-0, 6-2 in the second singles match.
In doubles, Dubendorf and Gochanour were paired as the top tandem to take down Summer Fox and Sophie Dillery 6-0, 6-0.
Rohan and Clements won the second doubles bout 6-1, 6-1 against Friday Harbor’s Isabel Gabriel and Morgan Timmons.
Third doubles was won after a first-set comeback by Carmen Warwick and Hamilton 7-5, 6-2.