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Miles Davidson was one of 13 Wolves to score as Coupeville’s JV annihilated Sultan Friday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Everyone eats.

That was the mantra Friday for the Coupeville High School JV boys basketball team, as 13 different players scored during a blowout win over visiting Sultan.

By the time the Wolves were done shredding the Turks 70-14, CHS coach Chris Smith had a full scorebook and his third win in the last four games.

With the victory, Coupeville’s young guns improve to 2-0 in North Sound Conference play, 6-3 overall.

The Wolves will carry their hot streak back into action next week, when they host Cedar Park Christian, then travel to South Whidbey.

Friday night Coupeville came out firing and never let up, raining down shots from every angle as it built a 21-2 lead after one quarter of play, then a 46-5 edge at the half.

With a running clock in the second half, CHS didn’t have time to put up as many points, but still closed strongly with 9-3 and 15-6 runs across the final two frames.

Grady Rickner paced the Wolf attack, netting a pair of three-balls en route to a game-high 12 points.

Freshman Alex Murdy was next man up with nine, while Daniel Olson, Sage Downes, and Logan Martin banked in eight points apiece.

Rounding out the scoring were Xavier Murdy (6), Miles Davidson (5), Andrew Aparicio (4), Alex Jimenez (2), Chris Ruck (2), TJ Rickner (2), Cody Roberts (2), and Chris Cernick (2).

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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:

Varsity:

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

Exhibition:

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

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Miles Davidson and doubles partner Logan Martin played a close match at #3 doubles Tuesday in Kirkland. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again – the record is kind of deceptive.

The Coupeville High School boys tennis team, which went through the early part of the season without a full varsity roster, is a work in progress.

Which makes it tough when your netters play in the Emerald City League, a cutthroat, private school-dominated conference which has produced most of the 1A state champions in the last decade.

So, while the scrappy public school Wolves are competitive every time out, as they were Tuesday while losing 3-2 to Eastside Prep in Kirkland, they’ve taken a few dings on the ol’ win/loss record this time around.

Coupeville sits at 1-7 in league play, with home matches coming Thursday (University Prep) and Friday (The Bush School).

The first of those opponents is one of the front-runners for the 2019 team state title, while the latter is win-less this season.

Both times CHS played Eastside Prep this season, they fell by the narrowest of margins.

Tuesday the Wolves got wins from Zach Ginnings, sliding up to play singles for the first time this season, and the doubles duo of James Wood and Mason Grove.

Ginnings was the last man on the court, and won his match by coming out on top in a cut-down tiebreaker as the teams raced impending darkness.

 

Complete Tuesday results:

1st Singles — Drake Borden lost to Amar Kumar 6-1, 6-1

2nd Singles — Zach Ginnings beat Zubin Ooman 6-3, 6-7(6-8), 7-4

1st Doubles — James Wood/Mason Grove beat Steven Pei/Max Goetzman 6-2, 6-4

2nd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost to Albert Chen/Kaiea Young 6-3, 7-5

3rd Doubles — Miles Davidson/Logan Martin lost 6-3, 6-4

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