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Zach Ginnings teamed up with James Wood Monday to play #1 doubles. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mason Grove had the day’s closest match, fighting hard at #2 singles against a state powerhouse.

They’ll do Senior Night without a game.

The regular season came to an unexpectedly early end Monday for the Coupeville High School boys tennis team, as the Wolves earned an odd split.

On the court, CHS fell 5-0 to state title contender Seattle Academy at the Amy Yee Tennis Center.

Off the court, the Wolves accepted a forfeit win from The Bush School, which was supposed to return to Whidbey Tuesday to finish a match postponed by rain.

Bush, citing a lack of players, regretfully declined to make the trip.

With the split, Coupeville finishes at 3-11 in Emerald City League play, 4-11 overall.

The Wolves will still hold Senior Night festivities Tuesday at 4 PM, but then will return to practice, and not a match.

The Emerald City League tournament is up next, with play starting Saturday at Sammamish High School.


Complete Monday results:

1st Singles — Drake Borden lost to Josh Davydov 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles — Mason Grove lost to Mack Dougan 6-3, 6-4

1st Doubles — James Wood/Zach Ginnings lost to Will Nordin/Dmitri Vladimir 6-2, 6-1

2nd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Andrew Aparicio lost to Spencer Bryant/Eli Podell 6-0, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Logan Martin lost to Rhys Fiebig/Hudson Lennard 6-3, 6-0

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Thane Peterson exits the court Friday in Bear Creek, having won at #2 singles, lifting Coupeville to a 3-2 win. (Ken Stange photo)

Drake Borden stormed to a win at #1 singles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a winning streak.

Garnering a sweet bit of revenge for a loss earlier in the week, the Coupeville High School boys tennis squad eked out a 3-2 win Friday at Bear Creek.

The win avenged a loss to the same team, by the same score, Wednesday afternoon on Whidbey.

Coming on the heels of a win Thursday against Friday Harbor, it also gives the Wolves their first winning streak of the season.

CHS sits at 2-10 in Emerald City League play, 3-10 overall heading into the final week of the regular season.

The Wolves travel to Seattle Academy Monday, then host The Bush School Tuesday for Senior Night.

The ECL championships are set for Saturday, Oct. 19.

Friday’s road win came down to #2 singles, where Thane Peterson punched Coupeville’s ticket with a straight-sets win.


Complete Friday results:


1st Singles — Drake Borden won 6-4, 6-3

2nd Singles — Thane Peterson won 6-3, 6-3

1st Doubles — James Wood/Mason Grove won 6-1, 6-2

2nd Doubles — Zach Ginnings/Andrew Aparicio lost 2-6, 6-4, 12-10

3rd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Logan Martin lost 6-1, 6-2


3rd Singles — Koby Schreiber lost 6-2, 6-0

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Zach Ginnings teamed with James Wood Monday afternoon, winning in straight sets at #1 doubles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

This has a familiar ring to it.

When I tell you the Coupeville High School boys tennis team fell 3-2 to visiting Bear Creek Wednesday, you’ll probably respond, “I’ve heard that score before. A lot.”

And you have.

With a thin roster, the Wolves have battled for their life in their second season in the Emerald City League, the toughest 1A tennis conference in the state, and don’t have a lot of wins to show for it this time around.

But when you look at their 1-10 record, also take a moment to realize nearly half their matches have been decided by the slimmest of margins, that familiar 3-2 score.

Wednesday the wins came at #1 singles and #1 doubles, but the third win proved elusive.

Things should get a lot better Thursday, as the Wolves get a one-match reprieve from the ECL, hosting Friday Harbor in a non-conference rumble set to tip off at 3:30 PM.

If we can believe the record-keepers, Friday Harbor has spent much of its season playing themselves, and only themselves.

They currently show a 0-1 record, with that loss coming by a margin of … 3-2.


Complete Monday results:

1st Singles — Drake Borden won 6-2, 6-0

2nd Singles — Mason Grove lost 6-2, 6-2

1st Doubles — James Wood/Zach Ginnings won 6-2, 6-1

2nd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost 6-1, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Logan Martin lost 6-1, 6-3

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Net sensei Ken Stange and the CHS tennis team kicked off a busy week with a trip to Redmond. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a busy week for the Wolf netters.

Barring any more rain, the Coupeville High School boys tennis team is scheduled to play four matches in the next five days as they hurtle towards the end of the regular season.

While other fall sports still have as much as half their schedule to play, the netters are set to wrap up action Oct. 15, before heading to the Emerald City League championships Oct. 19.

Monday afternoon a depleted Wolf roster was on the courts in Redmond, where they fell 5-0 to Overlake in a match far closer than that score might sound.

Coupeville, now 1-9 on the season, came within a tiebreaker of winning at first and second doubles.

The Wolves, who only have a nine-man roster at full strength, were missing two players Monday, which also meant they ended up forfeiting at #2 singles.


Complete Monday results:

1st Singles — Drake Borden lost 6-3, 6-0

2nd Singles — Forfeit

1st Doubles — James Wood/Mason Grove lost 6-2, 4-6, 10-8

2nd Doubles — Zach Ginnings/Andrew Aparicio lost 7-6(7-1), 3-6, 10-4

3rd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Thane Peterson lost 6-1, 6-3

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First-year Coupeville netters Logan Martin (left) and Miles Davidson pushed their rivals from state power University Prep to a third set Thursday afternoon. (Charlotte Young photo)

Flaky dough. Delicate pears. The perfect touch of sweetness, without being cloying.

What? Yes, of course they played tennis Thursday afternoon in Coupeville, and yes, I’ll tell you about it.

But first, a big shout-out to University Prep coaches, who handed out complimentary, crafted-in-Seattle pastries after the match was done.

You sirs, are the real heroes, and the “working press” thanks you.

I may even have to reconsider the whole “bitchin’ and whining about private schools” stance I so love to traffic in.

Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see.

It may take me a while to warm up to schools like King’s and Archbishop Murphy, but U Prep, you had me at “free, delicious pastry.”

Oh, and the tennis match which preceded my sultry taste-bud tango with my unexpected delish dessert? It went about as expected.

U Prep, which is almost always in play for glory at the state tourney, won 5-0 to stay atop the battle for Emerald City League supremacy.

But public school Coupeville, which sits at 1-8 headed into a Friday home match with The Bush School, a team the Wolves beat earlier this season, put up some nice resistance.

Most of it came in two matches – #1 singles and #3 doubles.

U Prep’s top gun, Tyler Wurzer, finished third at the state tourney as a sophomore, and, if anything, his game has just gotten more impressive during his junior campaign.

The Puma pounder slapped winners from every direction, combining big power with uncanny touch, and yet Coupeville’s Drake Borden didn’t go down without delivering some impressive shots of his own.

One point in particular was a big fan-pleaser, as the duo exchanged knockout punches from the baseline.

With Wurzer drifting ever so slightly to his left, Borden lashed a long shot to the deepest, darkest corner in the right, and the ball clipped the last little bit of open space, biting the line, then spinning away into the fence for a winner.

It earned a quick acknowledgement from Wurzer, who smiled ever so slightly, and a big roar from Borden’s loyal rooting section, led by CHS coach Ken Stange, who jumped up and punched the air.

The closest match came at #3 doubles, where first-year players Miles Davidson and Logan Martin, who are still in the trial-run part of their tennis careers, fought back to take the second set and force a match-deciding tiebreaker.

While the young Wolves eventually fell to their more-experienced foes, they did so only after putting in their best performances of the season, with both coming up with sweet work at the net.


Complete Thursday results:


1st Singles — Drake Borden lost to Tyler Wurzer 6-0, 6-2

2nd Singles — Mason Grove lost to Mattias Keaunui 6-2, 6-3

1st Doubles — James Wood/Zach Ginnings lost to Nicholas Arron/Jackson Wurzer 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost to Axel Andrews/Eli Pruzan 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Logan Martin lost to Mitchell Zell/Trevor Zell 6-1, 6-7(5-7), 10-4


3rd Singles — Koby Schreiber lost to Will Cast 6-2, 6-0

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