Tennis team bounces back after losing to Vista Panthers

Taylor Romero, who has worked her way up from the junior varsity as a frosh to a varsity singles player, posted scores of 0-6, 7-6 and 6-1 at Riviera Oaks against Valley Center on Friday. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Taylor Romero, who has worked her way up from the junior varsity as a frosh to a varsity singles player, posted scores of 0-6, 7-6 and 6-1 at Riviera Oaks against Valley Center on Friday. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog tennis team hosted two North County foes in nonleague play at Riviera Oaks. Ramona fell to Avocado East power Vista (3-1) on Sept. 15 and beat Valley Center (0-4) of the Valley League on Sept. 16. The Lady Dawgs are now 3-2 overall.

Before the Vista match, the Sentinel interviewed senior Taylor Romero. She considered herself a basketball player in middle school,

“The day before tennis tryouts I decided to try tennis,” she said. “I wanted to try a non-contact sport. My entire family plays tennis so I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did.”

When Taylor says that her entire family plays, she is not exaggerating. Her father Troy, mother Kim and sisters Brittany, Halli and Lexi all hit the court.

Taylor made the junior varsity as a freshman and sophomore and moved up to the varsity last season.

“After my freshman year I got serious about tennis and started taking lessons and playing as often as I could,” she said.

Last year she played doubles and singles but this season she is mainly a singles player.

“Taylor is an outstanding team member, all of the girls

   
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