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Foothill tennis roundup: Hart withstands ’Cats’ claws

Golden Valley and Valencia also win matches

Posted: October 5, 2012 3:33 p.m.
Updated: October 5, 2012 3:33 p.m.

Hart had its hands full on Thursday afternoon at West Ranch High School, as the Wildcats, coming off a disappointing loss to Valencia on Wednesday, responded in a big way to nearly upset the Indians before falling 10-8.

Hart continued its dominance in singles play, sweeping all nine singles sets with Natalia Munoz winning 6-1,6-2, 6-2, Jackie Resler winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, and Profyon Lohaphaisan winning 6-2, 6-0, 6-0.

The Wildcats nearly made up that ground in doubles, but Hart’s Lauren Dam and Bailey Sindle won a close match 6-4 over West Ranch’s team of Sydney Schwartz and Hana El Arabi to lock up the win.

Dam and Sindle were only able to play two sets due to an injury. West Ranch’s team of Mackenzie Lyle and Amanda Wilkinson won all three of their sets.

“This was a challenge. West Ranch is very strong at their home courts and they are excellent in doubles,” Coach Mansfield said. Yet, Hart still managed to pull off a victory putting them at 6-0 in league and 9-2 overall.

Golden Valley 11, Canyon 7

Golden Valley senior Rebecca Ho swept her three sets 6-3, 6-0, 6-0, with her tightest match coming against Canyon’s No. 1 singles player, freshman Katrina DeGuzman. 

Golden Valley won four out of the nine singles matches.

In doubles, Golden Valley won seven out of nine matches. Their No. 1 doubles team, Jordan Dulay and Beau Lauron, won 6-3, 6-3, and 6-1.

“Canyon came out very strong, but we also came out full strength,” Stimac said. “But our goal is to improve, right now we’re playing catch up with the top teams in league. I want our girls to look back at the beginning of the year and say, ‘I’m so much better now,’” Stimac said.    

DeGuzman won her other two sets 6-0, 6-0.

Valencia 18, Saugus 0

Valencia’s Brigitta Benitez won two matches 6-0, 6-0. Natalie Miller defeated Saugus’ Carlie Ozaki 6-4, the closest game of the match and the Vikings’ Katelyn Choi swept 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, Ashley Keith and Tina Inchalik, Valencia’s No. 1 doubles team, swept 6-1.6-0, 6-0. Alekhya Bomireddipalli and Linsdey Wolf also swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. Staci Lowe and Remy Balmain also swept 6-3, 6-0, 6-1. The victory puts Valencia at 14-4 overall and 5-1 in league. Saugus is 9-6, 2-4.


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