Coupeville duo earn berth in bi-district tournament / Tennis

Coupeville High School juniors Avalon Renninger and Tia Wurzrainer placed second in the North Sound Conference/District 1 tennis doubles tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8, at Granite Falls High School.

The pair earned a berth in the bi-district tournament which begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Overlake and concludes Friday, May 17, at the Redmond Tennis Club.

The top three places at the conference tournament qualified for bi-district; no other Wolves advanced.

Renninger and Wurzrainer opened the league tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 win over King’s Ava Dreon and Christian Wang, and then they beat South Whidbey’s Ainsley Nelson and Farriss Jokinen 6-0, 7-6(7-2).

Renninger and Wurzrainer lost the title match 6-0, 6-3 to South Whidbey’s Alison Papritz and Mary Zisette 6-0, 6-3. The Falcon duo finished second in the state in 2018.

Coupeville’s other doubles team, Eryn Wood and Emily Fielder, lost a play-in match 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In singles, Genna Wright won one of three matches. She lost 6-0, 6-3 to King’s Allison Giroux, beat Granite Falls’ Gabriella Schmesing 6-1, 6-2 and then lost to Granite Falls’ Emily Lundberg 6-4, 7-5.

Jillian Mayne lost to King’s Scarlett Ren, the eventual champion, 6-0, 6-0 and to South Whidbey’s Oliana Stange, daughter of Wolves’ coach Ken Stange, 6-2, 6-2.