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Djina Radenovic is ready to launch serves, but Mother Nature has other ideas. (Jackie Saia photo)

The dance continues.

Keeping a tennis schedule in place during “spring” is always a tricky game, and 2023 is no exception.

Friday’s scheduled home match between Coupeville and Friday Harbor has been postponed because of weather, as liquid sunshine returns to the weather scene.

The match, which is a rumble between Northwest 2B/1B League foes, will be rescheduled, said Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith.

As the schedule sits now, the Wolves will be off for a bit, with spring break bearing down.

Currently, CHS is set to return to action Tuesday, Apr. 11 with a road trip to South Whidbey.

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CHS seniors enjoy a wet farewell to their school. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

A little rain can’t stop true Washingtonians.

Putting a final stamp on their days at Coupeville High School, Wolf seniors braved the approach of yet another burst of liquid sunshine to camp out overnight at their soon to be alma mater.

True to their school, to the end.

It started dry… (Kristi Stevens photo)

Then true Coupeville summer weather returned. (Bonacci photos)

“It’s our parking lot!”

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   After playing singles all season, Wolf senior Claire Mietus teamed with Tia Wurzrainer Tuesday to win at #2 doubles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

No, it will never, ever stop raining this spring.

That point was driven home yet again Tuesday, as the Coupeville High School girls tennis squad traveled to Silverdale, got on the court, but then couldn’t finish its match.

A key 1A Olympic League tilt, it ground to a halt with four of seven varsity matches in the book and things tied 2-2.

Of the three remaining matches yet to be finished, CHS trailed at #2 singles, led at #3 doubles and was just starting #4 doubles.

The match will be completed Apr. 26 when Coupeville returns to Silverdale for the third and final match of the season with the Eagles.

For the moment, the Wolves (2-0 in league play, 3-5 overall) hold a game-and-a-half lead on Klahowya (0-1, 1-5) and Chimacum (0-1, 1-6) in the league standings as they chase a fourth-straight conference title.

Coupeville is scheduled to host Friday Harbor Wednesday (3:30 PM) in a non-conference match.

The biggest surprise? The weather forecast for Central Whidbey is for 56 degrees and … NO RAIN.

I’ll believe it when I see it…


Semi-complete Tuesday results:


1st Singles — Heather Nastali lost to Hailey Sargent 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles — Nanci Melendrez trails Maddy Rienks 5-7, 6-4, 5-1

3rd Singles — Megan Behan lost to Anna Wells 6-2, 6-0

1st Doubles — Payton Aparicio/Sage Renninger beat Taylor Bruce/Marianne Maker 6-3, 7-5

2nd Doubles — Claire Mietus/Tia Wurzrainer beat Kelisha Harris/Kristin Powell 6-4, 7-6(7-1)

3rd Doubles — Jillian Mayne/Zara Bradley lead Emma Heckert/Mia Brill 2-0

4th Doubles — Maggie Crimmins/Genna Wright facing Rachelle Adams/Angelina Robinson (deuce in first game)

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   Nick Etzell and his tennis teammates do NOT get to skip school today for the Olympic League tourney. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Chimacum’s plot is working.

Attempt #1 at playing the 1A Olympic League boys tennis tourney was washed away Thursday, after rampant rain the day before left things too soggy in Coupeville for netters to safely take the court.

They’ll try again Saturday, when the weather forecast shows 90% humidity for Cow Town.

If it’s a go, things will get underway on Coupeville’s snazzy new tennis courts at 10:45 AM and pit the Wolves against the combined forces of Klahowya, Chimacum and Port Townsend.

But, if rain (or some other form of devious weather) takes out Saturday as well, then the tourney will change locales for attempt #3.

If it gets that far, the tourney would return to Chimacum Monday, Oct. 23 (with a 10 AM start), where it’s been played the first three years the conference has existed.

The change in venues is because Klahowya would have transportation issues that day.

Whenever the tourney is played, it will feature eight singles and doubles teams (three each from KSS and CHS and two from Chimacum/PT’s combined program) vying for four slots to districts.

That event, scheduled for the Sprinker Tennis Center in Tacoma Oct. 25-26, is played on indoor courts, something Coupeville players can only wistfully dream about while practicing on the windswept, waterlogged prairie.

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   Stay dry(!!!) at CHS softball games by winning an auction for the best seat in the house. (Amy Briscoe photo)

If you’ve ever attended a softball game at Coupeville High School’s field, you know weather is a crap-shoot.

Wind, rain, even the chance of frogs falling from the skies — they’re all in play.

With that in mind, the Wolves are offering a prime opportunity.

Yes, the chance to hold the “best” seat in the house, thanks to a chair that’s covered on all sides.

Wolf moms are auctioning off the dream chair all season, with each winner locking down the seat for two games at a time.

The first auction kicks off as soon as you read this article, with bidding closing Friday, Mar. 17 at 8 PM.

First winner gets exclusive access to the chair for home games Saturday, Mar. 18 against South Whidbey and Saturday, Mar. 25 against Vashon Island.

To bid, go to my Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/david.svien — and make your bid in the comment section for this story.

Amy Briscoe, mom of Wolf sluggers Tiffany and Kyla, will contact the winner.

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