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Abby Mulholland hangs out with Wolf legend (and her uncle) Ryan O’Keefe. (Renae Mulholland photo)

Coupeville netters (l to r) Noelle Daigneault, Katelin McCormick, and Mary Milnes enjoy Senior Night festivities. (Wendy McCormick photo)

There was a sparkle to the day.

Yes, the weather was overcast, cold, and threatened to spit rain all Tuesday afternoon.

And yes, the opponent was a lethal tennis factory which has rightfully ruled Whidbey’s courts for years, making the scores a little lopsided in favor of the players not in Coupeville’s colors.

But, while the Wolf netters being swept by visiting South Whidbey is a part of the day, it is only one part.

The bigger story was longtime CHS tennis guru Ken Stange celebrating perhaps the biggest senior class of his nearly two decades at the helm of the program.

Before serves were launched Tuesday, before backhands sliced and overheads smashed, the Wolves celebrated eight young women from the Class of 2022, paying tribute to all they have accomplished in difficult times.

The Wolf seniors completely lost their sophomore season, then had their junior season reduced to playing just one rival school, thanks to a pandemic.

Even now, as seniors, they have only been able to get four matches played, due to a lack of readily available opponents since CHS reclassified from 1A to 2B.

But they have endured, and their pluck and resilience warmed the heart of their coach, who praised his eight-pack for all they brought to the program.

Noelle Daigneault, Eryn Wood, Katelin McCormick, Sophie Martin, Kim Castro, Mary Milnes, Leni Raduenz, and Abby Mulholland returned that praise in their Senior Night comments, as well.

“I really want to thank Coach Stange for teaching me everything I know about tennis,” Daigneault said. “This is a skill set I will be using well into my old age, and I’m glad I have it.”

Her thoughts were echoed by Wood, who told her teammates, “I am going to miss the endless joking around and laughter that came with being a part of this team.”

While Tuesday’s loss drops Coupeville to 3-1 on the season, it still has two regular season matches left to play, before a trip to Tumwater May 20 for the District 1/4 tourney.

The Wolves will join Friday Harbor, La Conner, and Stevenson for that rumble, with the singles and doubles winner advancing to state.

 

Complete Tuesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Abby Mulholland lost 6-1, 6-1 to Abby Amundson

2nd Singles — Helen Strelow lost 6-0, 6-2 to Maia Richards

1st Doubles — Noelle Daigneault/Eryn Wood lost 6-0, 6-0 to Pearl Buck/Ellie Thomson

2nd Doubles — Katelin McCormick/Mary Milnes lost 6-4, 6-3 to Nikki Murnane/Kailey Ricketts

3rd Doubles — Hayley Fiedler/Vivian Farris lost 6-1, 6-0 to Catie Beech/Mikaela Nelson

 

JV:

4th Doubles — Sofia Milasich/Yodnam Nakakul lost 6-1 to Izzy Wood/Katya Schiavone

5th Doubles — Kim Castro/Leni Raduenz lost 6-0 to Carlie Kuschnereit/Baylie Kuschnereit

6th Doubles — Lucy Tenore/Skylar Parker lost 6-3 to Alyssa Staats/Nicole Parker

7th Doubles — Gwen Crowder/Karyme Castro lost 6-0 to Eva Wirth/Rylan Rook

8th Doubles — Neveah Hertlein-Darby/Yodnam Nakakul lost 6-1 to Carlie Kuschnereit/Baylie Kuschnereit

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Lucy Tenore lines up the perfect shot. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Kim Castro tracks an incoming tennis ball.

The smallest school on Whidbey Island rocked the biggest.

Now, to be fair, 3A Oak Harbor put its C-Team on the tennis court Friday afternoon, when it hosted 2B Coupeville’s varsity netters.

But, even if my diploma came from OHHS many years ago, this blog is called Coupeville Sports, and we’re here to hype the Wolves.

So, mama said knock you out, and the Cow Town tennis squad did just that, blanking their big city hosts to a 7-0 tune.

With the victory, Coupeville improves to a pristine 2-0 on the still-young hardcourt season.

The Wolf duo of Hayley Fiedler and Vivian Farris had the most-lethal rackets Friday, throwing down a bagel job, but everyone in red and black was in a groove.

Vivian Farris slaps a forehand.

 

Complete Friday results:

1st Doubles — Abby Mulholland/Skylar Parker won 8-4

2nd Doubles — Helen Strelow/Mary Milnes won 8-1

3rd Doubles — Lucy Tenore/Sophie Martin won 8-3

4th Doubles — Hayley Fiedler/Vivian Farris won 8-0

5th Doubles — Kim Castro/Leni Raduenz won 8-5

6th Doubles — Sophia Milasich/Yodnam Nakakul won 8-4

7th Doubles — Gwen Crowder/Elizabeth Lo won 8-6

 

Hayley Fiedler launches a winner.

 

To see more photos and ponder purchasing some glossies for the cousins in Carlsbad, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Tennis-2021-2022/GT-2022-04-01-CHS-at-OH/

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Ja’Tarya Hoskins celebrates lil’ sis Ja’Kenya Saturday during Coupeville’s Senior Night festivities for girls basketball. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

“As a senior you realize how fast time flies.”

The words come from Abby Mulholland, but they echo those often said by Coupeville High School hoops stars as they watch their final moments on the hardwood zing by.

Mulholland and her fellow 12th graders — players Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Audrianna Shaw and Izzy Wells, as well as managers Mckenna Somes and Leni Raduenz — were honored Saturday before the regular season girls basketball finale.

Also noted was Wolf cheerleader Samantha Streitler.

In between the hugs and tears, the plushie bears and the balloons, and before the Wolves dropped a whumping on visiting Friday Harbor to collect a playoff berth, Coupeville’s elder stateswomen shared their love for each other and the CHS program.

“I’ve played for Coupeville my entire career and I have loved every single team that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of,” Shaw said.

“So thank you to all my teammates, old or new, for being by my side and helping me and the team succeed.”

Audrianna Shaw

Abby Mulholland

Mckenna Somes (middle, back row)

Izzy Wells (#12)

Leni Raduenz

Ja’Kenya Hoskins (#14)

Bear … with us. It’s Senior Night.

CHS coach Megan Smith joins the celebration.

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Caleb Meyer lines up a shot. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

We’re (slightly) in limbo.

The Coupeville High School basketball squads are off until this weekend, when they play back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.

The first of those is at home against Darrington, the second on the road at Orcas Island.

While the Wolves work in practice, and their fans wait for games, some pics to help pass the time.

Abby Mulholland gets rowdy.

Ryan Blouin freezes time.

Class of ’22 seniors (left to right) Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Audrianna Shaw, Izzy Wells, and Abby Mulholland hang out with coach Megan Smith.

Hunter Bronec rolls to the hoop.

On the floor they’re dead serious. Off the court, not as much.

Gwen Gustafson eyeballs the defense.

Hawthorne Wolfe tempts fate.

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Let the balloons fly free! (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s pink portraits on parade.

Jumping back to earlier in the week, when the Coupeville High School volleyball teams held Dig Pink Night to aid in the fight against breast cancer, I still have some more photos to get out.

They’re shot by John Fisken, and, if you want to see more of his work, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/

 

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