Ramona High School’s junior varsity girls tennis team ended the season with a win against Rancho Bernardo last week.
The Bulldogs made the trip down the hill for the match against the Rancho Bernardo Broncos, who had a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, with 3 up and 6 down in league play. A win would secure an overall winning record of 8-7 and 4-6 in league play, considered quite an accomplishment in what is known as one of the toughest tennis leagues around.
The final match was highlighted with singles play of Cassidy Owens winning all three of her matches. Also in singles, both Alyssa Virgilio and sub Makaylyn Tallman each earned wins against the RB players, while Megan Douglass put in a strong effort but came up short in her two matches.
While Ramona’s singles players continued to improve over the year, the strength of this Bulldog team all year was the play of its doubles teams, said Coach Joey Briese.
Against the home Broncos, the Bulldog teams of Brie Frandsen/Danielle Vizcarra and Taylor Jennings/Kacie Jordan both swept their three matches with little resistance, and the team of Emily Hansen and Gracie Berntsen earned another point by defeating the RBHS number three doubles team.
“Unfortunately, on this day of triumph the Bulldogs were missing Sammi Stotts and Ashlyn Wienk from the lineup,” said Briese. “While they did not play that day, over the year they contributed to many victories playing in both singles and doubles.”
This tennis season was unforgettable for all of the members of the JV girls tennis team, continued Briese.
“They worked together, helping each other learn from their mistakes, as well as celebrated together each other’s successes,” he said. “They worked hard at practice each day, and over the year that hard work really showed off in their matches. And no match showed it more than that final 12-6 victory.
At the last practice, Briese said the girls had made great strides over the year and that he is proud of each of them.