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Harris Sinclair teamed with Thane Peterson to shred their foes Tuesday, as Coupeville tennis bounced Friday Harbor 5-0. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Koby Schreiber rolled to a straight-sets win at #1 singles.

Call it a palate cleanser.

Taking a break from their slog through the Emerald City League, AKA “The Toughest Boys Tennis Conference in the State,” the Coupeville High School netters had a much-easier mission Tuesday afternoon.

And sure enough, even juggling the lineup and not using four regular varsity players, the Wolves still shredded visiting Friday Harbor 5-0.

After playing ritzy private schools much of the season, the chance to duel an old-school rival which was, admittedly, not up to its former glory, was a bit refreshing.

“Friday Harbor just resurrected their program this year,” said CHS coach Ken Stange. “They were green and it was their first match.”

Still, a win is a win, and this one lifts Coupeville to 6-4 on the season, kicking off a week in which it is scheduled to play three matches in as many days.

The Wolves travel to Bear Creek Wednesday, then host Bush Thursday, as they scramble to get all their matches in before the rain and the fast-approaching district tourney conspire to bring an end to the regular season.

 

Complete Tuesday results:

 

Varsity:

1st Singles — Koby Schreiber beat Ryker Mattox 6-2, 6-4

2nd Singles — Andrew Aparicio beat Max Mattox 7-5, 7-5

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood beat Frankie Black/Ricky Hughes 6-2, 6-2

2nd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Tyler Fleming/Hank Erickson 6-1, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Harris Sinclair beat Levi Wolf/Erik Ryan 6-1, 6-1

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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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   Coupeville’s Nathan Ginnings closes out a win Sunday, sending North Whidbey Little League to the state tourney. (Contributed photos)

Ginnings gets ready to rip.

The uniform says North Whidbey Little League, but it was a Central Whidbey mercenary who got the final out.

Coupeville’s Nathan Ginnings slammed the door on Anacortes Sunday, striking out the final hitter in a 12-2 win that punches a ticket to the state tourney.

Oak Harbor’s 11/12 baseball squad (and its Coupeville star) head to Federal Way for the big dance.

NWLL has a first-round bye, then opens play Sunday, July 16.

Playing at South Whidbey in the District 11 championship, North Whidbey needed just one win to claim the title, while Anacortes would have needed a doubleheader sweep.

Oak Harbor’s sluggers, with Ginnings playing most of the game at third base, put things away early, torching Anacortes for eight runs in the third inning.

Ginnings, who played for NWLL since Central Whidbey couldn’t get enough players to field a full squad this season, reached base on an error and a fielder’s choice and scored a run.

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   Coupeville’s Nathan Ginnings is swinging a big bat up in Oak Harbor this spring. (Photo courtesy Frank Stephan)

   Zane Oldenstadt (third from left in back) and Ginnings (front, center) are traveling to keep playing. (Photos courtesy Michelle Glass)

Oldenstadt lets rip.

Softball isn’t the only sport blossoming in Coupeville.

Baseball is also booming, with the Central Whidbey Little League Minors squad playing Friday for a perfect regular season.

The squad, coached by the hardball sage himself, Jon Roberts, is 12-0 headed into a 6 PM game at Rhododendron Park.

CWLL turns right around and plays in the Henry Pope Memorial Tournament down at South Whidbey this weekend.

The tourney is a six-team, double elimination event, which will be followed in the weeks to come by All-Stars and District play.

Two other Coupeville baseball players, fifth graders Zane Oldenstadt and Nathan Ginnings, have been traveling to Oak Harbor for their action this season.

With CWLL unable to field a Majors team due to a lack of players, the duo, who have been playing since they were five, are suiting up for the North Whidbey Little League Rays.

That squad, and their Coupeville hired guns, play in the Andrade Tournament June 3-10.

“They love baseball and have been having a great time playing with the Oak Harbor team and Coach Don Jenkins,” said Oldenstadt’s mom, Michelle Glass. “The tournament will be a great wrap to the good season they’ve had.”

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