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Jacob Burke, seen in an earlier match, teamed with Zach Ginnings for a win at #2 doubles Thursday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

There is very little room for error when playing in the toughest tennis league in the state.

That point was driven home Thursday, as the Coupeville High School netters, playing their third match in as many days, were nipped 3-2 by the visitors from The Bush School.

The loss, which drops the Wolves to 6-5 in Emerald City League play, 7-5 overall, was a reversal from the first time the two schools faced off eight days ago.

Back then it was Coupeville which snuck away with a 3-2 win, thanks to a late victory at #1 singles in a third-set tiebreaker.

Thursday, the Blazers returned the favor, bouncing back to sweep both singles matches and win at #1 doubles.

CHS wraps its regular season run next week with home matches against undefeated Seattle Academy Oct. 15 and win-less Eastside Prep Oct. 17. The second rumble is Senior Night for the Wolves.

After that, Coupeville sends two singles players and two doubles teams to the ECL tourney Oct. 19 at the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

If the Wolves qualify, districts are the next day at the same locale.

 

Complete Thursday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost 6-4, 6-2

2nd Singles — Drake Borden lost 6-3, 7-6(12-10)

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

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings won 6-1, 7-6(7-1)

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson won 6-4, 0-6, 11-9

 

JV:

3rd Singles — Koby Schreiber won 6-1, 5-7, 10-7

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Jaschon Baumann, here with Madison Rixe, teamed with Tiger Johnson Wednesday to spark Coupeville tennis to a league win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Want to make a group of grizzlies turn and run? Get yourself a tiger.

With both their doubles match and the team match on the line Wednesday, Coupeville High School netters Tiger Johnson and Jaschon Baumann responded in epic fashion, ruining Bear Creek’s Senior Night festivities and lifting the Wolves to another win over a ritzy private school.

Johnson and Baumann trailed 7-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to 10 points, then stormed back to capture the final six points of their #3 doubles match.

That was the clincher, as Coupeville eked out a 3-2 win on the road, while claiming a season sweep of Bear Creek.

Proving to be the ultimate comeback kings, the Wolves nabbed two of their three wins after dropping the opening set.

Coupeville’s #1 doubles duo, Mason Grove and James Wood, joined Baumann and Johnson in pulling off come-from-behind victories.

With the win, its second in as many days, CHS improves to 7-4 on the season, while also lifting its mark in Emerald City League matches to 6-4.

Competing in the eight-team conference, which features six private schools and interlopers Coupeville and South Whidbey, the Wolves have more than held their own, beating four of seven schools at least once.

Two of their four remaining matches are against teams they beat the first time around (Bush and Eastlake Prep), and CHS sits in fourth-place in the toughest 1A league in the state.

The Wolves trail only Seattle Academy, University Prep and Overlake, who have combined to win a staggering amount of state tennis titles over the last decade.

 

Complete Wednesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost to Cody Clayhold 6-7(3-7), 6-2, 10-5

2nd Singles — Drake Borden beat Robert Jiang 6-1, 6-1

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood beat B. Spoelstra/George Anderson 3-6, 6-3, 10-2

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings lost to Josh Kelleran/Steven Wang 6-0, 7-5

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Aaron Yang/David Sherrer 2-6, 7-5, 10-7

 

JV:

4th Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost 7-6(10-8)

5th Doubles — Koby Schreiber/Harris Sinclair lost 6-2

6th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber won 6-2

7th Doubles — Peterson/Sinclair won 6-3

8th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber lost 6-4

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Jakobi Baumann held off a match point Wednesday, then rallied to win at #1 singles, lifting Coupeville to a league victory on the road. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Twins for the win.

Coupeville High School seniors Jakobi and Jaschon Baumann upheld family honor Wednesday, helping the Wolf boys tennis team roar back to topple The Bush School in a key league match.

CHS nipped the Blazers 3-2, then promptly exited Seattle and headed back to Whidbey boasting a 5-4 record in Emerald City League play.

The Wolves, in their first year of competition in the toughest tennis league in 1A, have beaten three of the six private schools in the ritzy conference, while sweeping two matches from fellow public school South Whidbey.

That leaves them solidly in fourth-place in the eight-team league, trailing just perennial state title contenders Seattle Academy, University Prep and Overlake.

Coupeville has five league matches left, including rematches with Bush, Bear Creek and Eastside Prep – conference foes they beat the first time around.

Wednesday’s match wasn’t a blowout by any means, as the Wolves had to rally at #1 singles and #3 doubles to pull out the win.

A straight-sets win for Drake Borden at #2 singles gave CHS one mark on the board, and then Jaschon Baumann and Tiger Johnson stormed back after dropping their opening set 6-1.

JaTiger was on fire,” said Coupeville coach Ken Stange. “They laid an egg in the first set, before settling down.”

The Wolf duo rallied to take the second set, then cruised home for the win by capturing a third-set tiebreaker.

Jakobi Baumann put Coupeville over the top, but he made his coach sweat a bit.

After splitting two sets, the Wolf ace went up 9-5 in the third-set tiebreaker, only to have his foe hold off four match points.

When Bush’s top player, Ivan Repin, won a fifth straight point, he actually went from being on the defensive to holding his own match point.

Which was just where Baumann wanted him to be, as Jakobi promptly cranked things up, held off the match point, and won the final three points to claim the personal, and team win.

 

Complete Wednesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann beat Ivan Repin 6-4, 3-6, 12-10

2nd Singles — Drake Borden beat Daniel Wang 6-2, 6-4

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost to Griffin Murch/Quinn Chow 6-3, 7-5

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Nathan Ginnings lost to Anselm Aguerra Arcos/Nik Ioannou 7-5, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Tiger Johnson/Jaschon Baumann beat Morgan Dougherty/Dhruv Groel 1-6, 6-4, 10-6

 

JV:

3rd Singles — Koby Schreiber beat David Nagai 8-4

4th Singles — Andrew Aparicio beat Parker Holloway 8-6

4th Doubles — Harris Sinclair/Thane Peterson lost to Dominic Lizardi/Saxton Barrett 6-2, 6-0

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Jakobi Baumann, normally a singles player, teamed with Drake Borden to play doubles Friday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sometimes it’s just about survival.

Facing off with University Prep, arguably the premier boys tennis program in Washington state, Coupeville absorbed a beatin’ Friday afternoon.

The Wolves shuffled their lineup a bit to mix things up, but were still mauled 5-0 by the Pumas, who have won more state titles than there are stars in the sky.

As they navigate the choppy waters of the private school-dominated Emerald City League, the CHS netters are still staying afloat, with a solid 4-4 record on the season.

Coupeville gets right back at it next week, with a road trip Wednesday to face Bush, and then a rematch at home Friday against Overlake.

 

Complete Friday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Jaschon Baumann lost 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles — Tiger Johnson lost 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles — Jakobi Baumann/Drake Borden lost 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost 6-2, 6-2

3rd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings lost 6-1, 6-0

 

JV:

4th Doubles — Andrew Aparicio/Koby Schreiber lost 6-1, 6-2

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Mason Grove teamed with James Wood to roll to a 6-0, 6-0 win Wednesday at Eastside Prep. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They’re holding their own.

Coupeville High School boys tennis players were plunged into a world of intrigue, big bucks, and booming serves when they entered the Emerald City League this fall.

But so far, the scrappy small public school netters are standing up well against their ritzy private school foes, posting a 4-3 record at the halfway point of the conference season.

The latest conquest for the Wolves was Eastside Prep, which fell 5-0 Wednesday.

The private school only has two courts, which severely limited play.

With the match firmly in hand, the last Wolf to hit the court, #1 singles player Jakobi Baumann, only played a pro set so Coupeville could hit the road before night fell.

 

Complete Wednesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann won 8-2

2nd Singles — Drake Borden won 6-2, 6-2

1st Doubles — Zach Ginnings/Jacob Burke won 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood won 6-0, 6-0

3rd Doubles — Tiger Johnson/Jaschon Baumann won 7-6(7-1), 6-1

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