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Wolves post 2 wins | Tennis
Winning nine of 10 individual matches, the Coupeville High School tennis team swept its way to a pair of victories this weekend.
The Wolves blanked rival Friday Harbor 5-0 on the road Friday, Sept. 21, then stopped visiting University Prep's junior varsity team 4-1 Saturday.
The wins capped a four-match week in which the Wolves (3-2) won three. Coupeville journeys to South Whidbey for a 3 p.m. match Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Coupeville coach Ken Stange said Friday Harbor is "still trying to put together a full team" and fielded only six players, two with experience.
He added, "Each matchup was set for us to win from the get go. All the boys had to do was execute the basics: consistency, depth and placement. They all did what they were supposed to do. I was especially proud that my boys didn't take the easy opportunity to brag or show off. They were businesslike and were gracious winners."
Stange said the atmosphere for Saturday's win over University Prep was similar: "It was pretty businesslike…Just like against Friday Harbor, the boys went out and did what they needed to do."
Friday Harbor results:
Singles: 1, Nathan Lamb won 6-1, 6-0; 2, Aaron Curtin won 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: 1, Ben Wehrman/Jason Knoll won 6-3, 6-0; 2, Brian Norris/Brandon Kelley won 6-2, 6-1; 3, Ben Etzell/Sebastian Davis won by default.
Exhibition doubles matches: Etzell/Davis won 6-0; Kyle Bodamer/Jake McCormick lost 6-2; Konrad Borden/Stephen Edwards lost 6-1; Shane Squire/Jared Helmstadter won 6-1; Cameron Boyd-Eck/Loren Nelson lost 6-2; Zane Bundy/Connor McCormick lost 6-1.
University Prep results:
Singles: 1, Lamb won 8-3; 2, Aaron Curtin won 8-2.
Doubles: 1, Wehrman/Knoll lost 8-6; 2, Kelley/Norris won 8-2; 3, Etzell/Davis won 8-2.