By Bill Tamburrino
The Valley League champion varsity tennis team continued its 2012 success by qualifying three singles players and two doubles teams for the CIF singles and doubles tournaments this week at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.
In the end it got down to Ramona playing against Ramona in singles and doubles.
The No. 1 doubles team, Rebecca Vaca and Lauren Dunker, got a first round bye and then beat Sanchez and Zorrila of Valley Center 6-0 and 6-0. Vaca and Dunker then advanced to the semifinals when Barrantes and Storbold of Del Norte had to default in the quarterfinals. By advancing to the semifinals, Vaca and Dunker got an automatic berth in the CIF doubles tournament. Vaca and Dunker lost to Han and Meeks of Del Norte in the semis.
Ramona’s No. 2 doubles team, Taylor Jennings and Cassidy Owens, also received a first round bye and beat Gomez and Patty of Orange Glen in the second round 6-1 and 6-1, and then defeated Hillared and Striler of Valley Center 6-4 and 6-1 in the quarterfinals. That guaranteed them a berth in the CIF doubles tournament. Jennings and Owens lost to Rafie and Taylor of Del Norte in a three-game set 6-7, 6-0 and 6-7.
Brie Frandsen and Kacie Jordan got a first round bye and lost to Lee and Wu of Del Norte 6-1 and 6-1 in the second round.
Dayna Lake got the No. 2 seed in the singles tournament and opened up the tourney with a 6-0 and 6-0 win over Celina Fonseca of Orange Glen. Lake was leading Olivia Spencer of Valley Center 6-1 when Spencer had to default because of an injury. The win guaranteed Lake a berth in the CIF singles tournament. No Lady Bulldog had ever advanced to the CIF singles tournament. Lake had to play teammate Amanda Massey in the semifinals and beat her to advance to the finals. Lake lost in the championship match to the No. 1 seed, Kylie Haviland of Del Norte.
Kelly Gallagher beat Martiza Torralba of Orange Glen 7-5 and 7-5 and lost to the Haviland in a hard fought quarterfinal match 6-7 and 6-3.
Jessie Mosser opened the tournament with a 6-1 and 6-0 win over Ellie Reed of Orange Glen. Mosser then advanced to the semifinals by beating Marisela Antonio of Oceanside 6-3 and 6-2. Mosser fell to Haviland in the semis.
Massey won her first match by beating Brooke Roche of Valley Center 6-1 and 6-0. She advanced to the semifinals by defeating Pareesa Akbar of Orange Glen 6-0 and 6-2. Massey lost to her teammate, Dayna Lake, in the semis.
Mosser, Massey and Lake all advance to the CIF singles tournament.