Tennis: Wolves dominate Friday Harbor for district title
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
October 21, 2010 · 11:40 AM
The sweep is complete.
After taking all three league matches (as well as a nonleague contest) from rival Friday Harbor, the Coupeville boys tennis team finished the fall season by defeating the Wolverines in the district tournament at Coupeville High School Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Friday Harbor and Coupeville are the only 1A schools in the district who field tennis teams.
Coupeville's Ben Hayes, who captured the singles title, and the local duo of Nathan Lamb and Sam Weaver, who earned the doubles crown, qualified for the quad-district meet at the University of Washington next spring.
Quad-district and state are held in the spring because some schools compete in boys tennis in the spring.
Lamb took his second straight district doubles title. Last fall he teamed with older brother Jordan to win the championship.
Hayes finished second in singles in 2009.
Hayes earned a spot in this year's singles title match by defeating Friday Harbor's Stephen Chadwick 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals.
He met teammate Chase Bates in the finals after Bates defeated Hayden Place 6-2, 6-2.
Hayes toppled Bates 6-2, 7-5. Bates qualified for a play-in match next spring to earn a berth at quad-district.
In doubles, Lamb and Weaver started the day by defeating the Wolverines' Elwyn Pratt and Kevin Malone 6-1, 6-2.
In the other doubles semifinal, Friday Harbor's Parker Satin and Ryan Cole defeated Larry Hurlburt and Nic Anthony 6-4, 6-4.
Lamb and Weaver whipped Satin and Cole 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.