Tennis: Coupeville wins another close one
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
April 20, 2010 · Updated 11:24 AM
The Coupeville girls tennis team squeaked out another win, edging host Granite Falls 4-3 Monday, April 19.
Wolves coach Ken Stange changed his lineup and received positive results.
Coupeville's Lexi Blanchette won No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-3.
The Wolves earned their other points in doubles play.
Jessica Blanchette and Julia Sierra Castaño took No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-3.
In No. 2 doubles, Amanda d'Almeida and Jessica Riddle won 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
The No. 4 doubles duo of Taylor Herreman and Brooke Monroe won 6-2, 6-4.
Stange said the match came down to the No. 2 doubles match. Riddle and d'Almeida lost the first set and were down 0-4 in the second before rallying to win 13 of the next 15 games.
It was the third straight match the pair earned the clinching point for the Wolves. Stange said, "Often times,
players will lose focus when down 0-4 in a set. This pair of freshmen have shown that they are up to handling the pressure of a hotly contested tennis match."
Jordan Akins fell in No. 1 singles 6-7, 4-6; Lily Doyle dropped the No. 2 singles match 3-6, 2-6; and Rachael Parker lost in No. 4 singles 0-6, 1-6.
The Wolves host Cavelaro of Lake Stevens Wednesday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.