Coupeville’s Avalon Renninger returns a shot in Wednesday’ s match with South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville’s Avalon Renninger returns a shot in Wednesday’ s match with South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Coupeville loses 1st league match but eyes conference crown / Tennis

One streak ended but another one is still alive for the Coupeville High School tennis team.

The Wolves lost 4-3 at Chimacum Tuesday, April 24, suffering their first Olympic League setback since joining the conference four years ago.

Coupeville also dropped a non-league match 4-1 to visiting South Whidbey Wednesday, April 25.

While the Wolves’ string of 17 consecutive conference wins was snapped, they still have a chance to collect their fourth straight league championship before exiting the Olympic League this spring.

Coupeville (2-1, 4-7) plays Klahowya (0-3, 1-10) in a doubleheader in Silverdale at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Chimacum (3-1, 4-7) hosts the Eagles Tuesday, May 1.

If the Wolves and Cowboys win out, their regular-season finale at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Coupeville will decide the Olympic League championship.

Chimacum 4, Coupeville 3

Singles: 1, Genna Wright lost 6-1, 6-3; 2, Heather Nastali lost 6-0, 6-2; 3, Nanci Melendrez lost 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles: 1, Payton Aparicio/Sage Renninger won 6-2, 6-3;

2, Claire Mietus/Tia Wurzrainer lost 6-1, 6-2; 3, Maggie Crimmins/Kameryn St. Onge won 7-5, 6-3; 4, Jillian Mayne/Zara Bradley won 7-5, 6-2.

South Whidbey 4, Coupeville 1

Singles: 1, Mietus lost 6-0, 6-2; 2, Wright lost 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: 1, Aparicio/Sage Renninger lost 6-2, 6-2; 2, Avalon Renninger/Wurzrainer won 2-6, 6-3, 10-6; 3, Crimmins/St. Onge lost 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Genna Wright hustles to the net for a return.(Photo by John Fisken)

Genna Wright hustles to the net for a return. (Photo by John Fisken)

Tia Wurzrainer slaps a forehand in the South Whidbey match.(Photo by John Fisken)

Tia Wurzrainer slaps a forehand in the South Whidbey match. (Photo by John Fisken)

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