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Emily Fiedler played strongly Wednesday, teaming with Jaimee Masters to claim a decisive win at first doubles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

There was a little bit of everything.

Big routs, tense back-and-forth affairs, and a handful of debuts.

When it was all over Wednesday, the Coupeville High School girls tennis team walked away with a 5-0 win over visiting Friday Harbor, and at least a share of a league title.

CHS is 3-0 at the halfway point of this pandemic-shortened season, with all its matches coming against the Wolverines, who rep the only other school in the Northwest 2B/1B League to play tennis.

The two squads face off again March 22, when the Wolves travel to Friday Harbor.

A win there — and Coupeville is 15-0 in varsity matches this season — and you can officially add another league title banner to the collection in the CHS gym.

While Wednesday’s match finished decisively in favor of Coupeville, their arch-rivals put up a spirited fight.

The match of the day came at first singles, with Coupeville ace Abby Mulholland dueling with Friday Harbor’s talented top gun, Allie Fleming.

After a back-and-forth battle, Fleming claimed the first set 6-4, but couldn’t quite hold on to claim the full victory.

Mulholland, utilizing her height advantage, begin to spend more time at the net, dominating by spraying overhead winners to all the nooks and crannies of the court.

Fleming scrambled to the last point, showing a nice touch for keeping rallies going, but was eventually undone by Mulholland, who mixed in some sparkling drop shots as well as she claimed the final sets 6-2 and 6-0.

She wasn’t the only Wolf to bring their A-game, as Jaimee Masters and Emily Fiedler made for a formidable #1 doubles duo.

The two have different playing styles — Fiedler moves like a dancer on the court, while Masters unleashes blistering power off both her serves and her net game — but they mesh together fairly flawlessly.

Wednesday’s match also marked the high school tennis debuts of three younger Wolves, with Helen Strelow, Hayley Thomas, and Nozomi Hagihara taking the court for the first time this season.

All three showed potential, with Strelow a particular standout, teaming with Noelle Daigneault to win at the varsity level.

 

Complete Wednesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Abby Mulholland beat Allie Fleming 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

2nd Singles — Eryn Wood beat Lucy Martin 6-0, 6-3

1st Doubles — Jaimee Masters/Emily Fiedler beat Liliia Gamez/Emilie Mason 6-0, 6-2

2nd Doubles — Kateline McCormick/Mary Milnes beat Amelia Eltinge/Ava Martin 6-1, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Noelle Daigneault/Helen Strelow beat Lucy Marinkovich/Eleanor Rollins 6-0, 6-2

 

JV:

4th Doubles — Lucy Tenore/Sophie Martin beat Trinity Cullen/Isabella VanderYacht 8-0

5th Doubles — Vivian Farris/Hayley Fiedler beat Elanor Gislason/Sidney Herda 8-1

6th Doubles — Hayley Thomas/Nozomi Hagihara lost to Eva Sanabria/Lilli Turnbow 8-3

7th Doubles — H. Fiedler/Farris beat Annabelle Mountford/? 6-0

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Carolyn Lhamon knocked down 10 points Tuesday, helping the CMS 8th grade varsity rout Granite Falls. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Get out the brooms.

Pulling off a sweep for the first time this season, all three Coupeville Middle School girls basketball teams swatted visiting Granite Falls Tuesday, sending Wolf coaches, players, and fans home wearing smiles.

“It was an awesome night for all the girls!,” said CMS 7th grade coach Megan Smith.

How the afternoon played out on the hardwood, while I was off working in the woods on my sister’s farm:

 

7th grade varsity:

Coupeville put Granite down hard, romping to a 19-2 lead before coasting in for a 23-12 win.

The victory snaps a three-game losing skid and lifts the squad to 2-3 at the halfway point of its season.

The Wolves took a chomp out of the Tiger defense from the start, with five different players scoring in the first half.

While the offense was clicking, the defense was in seek-and-destroy mode, as Coupeville held the visitors to a single field goal across the game’s first 14 minutes.

Granite garnered a bit of a comeback in the second half, using a 10-4 surge across the final two quarters, but it was too little, too late to catch the runaway Wolves.

Lauren Marrs paced CMS with a game-high nine points, while Brionna Blouin tossed in six, and Erica McGrath banked in four.

Skylar Parker and Reese Wilkinson rounded out the scoring with a bucket apiece.

It was the first middle school points for both McGrath and Parker.

Ava Mitten, Allison Nastali, Kayla Arnold, Kaitlyn Leavell, and Desi Ramirez rounded out the CMS roster.

 

8th grade JV:

The only saving grace for Granite was the game was limited to two quarters.

Coupeville came out on fire, jumping to an 8-0 lead at the first break, then picked up the offensive pace in the second quarter, roaring home with a 20-4 win.

The second-straight victory for the JV, it lifts the Wolves to 2-2 on the season.

CMS spread its offense out, with four different players knocking down a bucket in the opening frame, before Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson and Karyme Castro teamed up to singe the nets in the final quarter.

The duo combined for 10 points in the second period, with Kalwies-Anderson dropping in six, and Castro ruffling the nets for four.

Cristina McGrath added four points, notching a basket in each quarter, while Trinity McGee, Jessenia Camarena, and Melanie Navarro chipped in with a bucket apiece.

Claire Mayne, Abigail Ramirez, Adrian Burrows, and Jessica Ross-McMahon also saw floor time for the Wolves.

 

8th grade varsity:

Coupeville’s most-dangerous team remains perfect.

Thrashing Granite Falls to a 33-6 tune, the high-flying Wolves roll to 3-0 heading into a road trip Wednesday to Langley.

While both of the other Wolf teams held the Tigers scoreless in one quarter of their games, the 8th grade varsity went one better, tossing a pair of goose eggs onto the scoreboard.

The Wolves opened the game with a 9-0 run through the first quarter, then pulled off a 6-0 bagel job in the third frame.

The quarters when Granite did manage to score didn’t go much better for the Tigers, as they were battered by the quick, aggressive girls repping Coupeville uniforms.

Carolyn Lhamon and Nezi Keiper dominated down in the paint, racking up 10 and eight points, respectively, while Alita Blouin stung the defenders for five of her own.

Getting their first varsity points of the season, Jill Prince (4) and Trinity McGee (2) were joined by Gwen Gustafson (2) and Maddie Georges (2) in the scoring column.

Hayley Fielder, Ryanne Knoblich, Jordyn Rogers, and Jessenia Camarena rounded out the rotation, playing inspired defense and helping set up their teammate’s buckets.

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