Falcons stop Wolves tennis win streak

After three wins, the Coupeville tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, 5-2, at South Whidbey Thursday.

Coupeville coach Ken Stange, sizing up the range of competition this fall, said, “We have two kinds of opponents, the kind we beat up and the kind that beats up on us.” South Whidbey was one of the latter.

The Falcons are led by No. 1 singles player Riley Newman, who won the state AA singles title last year as a freshman. Thursday he defeated Connor Tasoff 6-0, 6-4.

In second singles, Coupeville’s Ben Hayes lost 6-0, 6-1; in third singles, Eston Humphrey lost 6-1, 6-1; and in fourth singles, Nic Anthony lost 6-2, 6-0.

In what Stange called “the match of the day,” Jordan Lamb and Sean Thurman won for the Wolves in first doubles 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Travis Curtin and Garrett Knoll fell in second doubles 6-1, 6-2; while Sam Weaver and Nate Lamb picked up Coupeville’s other point with a 5-7, 6-4, 10-8, third doubles victory.

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