Wolverines sweep District 1 singles | Tennis

Top photo, freshman Rebecca Leff scores a point at the net en route to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Coupeville
Top photo, freshman Rebecca Leff scores a point at the net en route to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Coupeville's Jordan Akins in the semi-final round of the District 1 League Tournament, Saturday in Friday Harbor. With a three-set victory over teammate Charlotte Guard in the final, Leff claimed the district's No. 1 singles seed in the upcoming Quad-District Tournament, which begins May 21 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. Bottom photo, Friday Harbor sophomore Jenny Dunn elevates for a winner at the net as the Wolverines' top-seeded doubles team earns a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Darrington Saturday in the semi-final round of the District 1 League Tournament. Dunn and partner Hannah Snow, a junior, clinched their second-consecutive berth in the Quad-District Tournament as District 1 runner-up following a loss to Coupeville's top-seeded team in Saturday's doubles final.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

Four players advanced as the Wolverines made the most out of home court advantage and nearly ran the tables at the District 1 playoff Saturday in Friday Harbor.

In an all-Friday Harbor final, freshman Rebecca Leff outlasted senior Charlotte Guard in a three-set thriller to claim the No. 1 district singles’ seed at the upcoming Quad-District playoffs.

Leff took the first set 6-3, dropped the second 4-6 and blew out her elder teammate by a score of 6-0 to claim the third and final set, and the match.

In second-round play, Guard earned a shot at the district’s top slot thanks to a straight-set upset of Coupeville’s Ashley Sanders, 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles, Jenny Dunn and Hannah Snow breezed by Darrington’s Ally White and Hailey Wales 6-3, 6-0 to earn a second-consecutive trip to Quad-District. In the final, Coupeville’s Hannah Merrill and Megan Monroe defeated Snow and Dunn 6-2, 6-4 to claim first place.

Next: The Quad-District tournament begins May 21 at Nordstrom’s Tennis Center in Seattle.

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