By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona High’s tennis team dropped two Palomar League matches in the second round of league play. Ramona is now 3-8 overall and 0-6 in league action.
The trip to Torrey Pines was not kind to the Bulldogs as the Falcons (10-2, 5-1) posted an 18-0 win.
In singles action Ramona only won seven games. Dayna Lake went 2-6, 0-6 and 0-6. Taylor Romero recorded scores of 0-6, 0-6 and 2-6. Kelly Gallagher went 3-6 and Ellen Douglas went 0-6 and 0-6.
The doubles teams won 11 games. Rachel Vaca and Savannah Goodson went 1-6, 1-6 and 1-6. Dallas Forbes and Hannah Kramer carded scores of 3-6, 3-6 and 1-6. Rebecca Vaca and Lauren Dunker posted scores of 0-6, 0-6 and 1-6.
The Bulldogs played better at Riviera Oaks Resort as they lost to Westview 14-4. The Wolverines are 9-6 and 4-3.
Ramona’s number one singles player and number one doubles team won all four of Ramona’s team points. Lake won two singles sets as she went 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2. Romero registered scores of 1-6, 0-6 and 2-6. Ellen Douglas went 0-6 and 0-6. Gallagher won one game, 1-6.
Rachel Vaca and Goodson won two sets with scores of 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2. Kramer and Forbes won eight games with scores of 0-6, 4-6 and 4-6. Rebecca Vaca and Lauren Dunker turned in scores of 2-6, 4-6 and lost a tie-breaker 6-7 (2-7).
Senior Dallas Forbes, the doubles partner of Hannah Kramer, started playing tennis when she was 8 years old. She kept on playing and like Hannah she didn’t go out for tennis in high school until her junior year. “I played with friends like Kelly (Gallagher) and attended the Failla Camps during the summers but it wasn’t until just before my junior year that I decided to go out for tennis.”
It didn’t take long for Forbes and Kramer to move from the junior varsity to the varsity.
Forbes likes to compete especially in the classroom where she has earned a 4.2 GPA. She would like to go to college in Dallas or Fort Worth.
“TCU and SMU are at the top of the list along with George Washington,” she said. “I am planning on a career in international law.”
It isn’t the competition that she likes the most about tennis.
“It is a polite sport so win or lose you end up making friends,” she said. “Especially on our team. We are very close and everybody is very positive. There are no bring downs.”
Forbes is an ASB officer, the vice president of activities, and the vice president of the Invisible Children’s Club, a club that tries to help children in war-torn nations.