SW moves into tie for 1st place / Tennis

A sweep of doubles helped the South Whidbey High School tennis team win 3-2 at King’s Tuesday, April 30, and lift the Falcons into a tie for first place in the North Sound Conference.

South Whidbey (5-1, 6-4) handed the Knights (5-1, 6-1) their first loss of the season.

The win avenged a 3-2 loss to King’s April 17.

The difference maker was a comeback win in second doubles by Farriss Jokinen and Ainsley Nelson. After dropping the first set 7-6, they bounced back to win 6-3, 10-3.

The Falcons now face the team at the opposite end of the standings, Friday Harbor (0-6, 0-6). South Whidbey hits the road to meet the Wolverines at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

South Whidbey results with King’s

Singles: 1, Ashley Ricketts lost 6-3, 6-0; 2, McKenna Kelly lost 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: 1, Mary Zisette/Alison Papritz won 6-0, 6-1; 2, Farriss Jokinen/Ainsley Nelson won 6-7, 6-3, 10-3; 3, Oliana Stange/Chloe Loeher won 6-3, 6-3.

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