RHS tennis team remains undefeated in league

Cassidy Owens is half of the Shady Ladies doubles team. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Cassidy Owens is half of the Shady Ladies doubles team. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

With two Valley League wins over Orange Glen and pre-season favorite Del Norte, Coach Doug Failla’s girls tennis team improved its record to 7-4 overall. The players are undefeated in the league with a 5-0 record.

Ramona beat Orange Glen 18-0 on the courts at Riviera Oaks on Tuesday. Dayna Lake served up three bagels and had the equivalent of a perfect game in baseball. Lake had a golden set, which means that she went 40-love in every game in the set or did not give up a point. She followed that with a silver set. She only gave up 1 point on a double fault.

Amanda Massey delivered two bagels as she posted scores of 6-0, 6-0, and 6-2 while winning 3 team points. Jessie Mosser won two sets with scores of 6-2 and 7-5, and Kelly Gallagher won one set with a score of 6-1.

Rebecca Vaca had a new doubles partner, Ellen Douglas, but the results for the number one team were the same. The duo went 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0. Taylor Jennings and Cassidy Owens also won 3 team points by posting scores of 6-1, 6-1, and 6-0.

Brie Frandsen and Kacie Jordan finished the match with scores of 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0. In all, the Lady Dawgs served up 10 bagels to their guest from Orange Glen, causing this reporter to ask if there’s a new bagel kitchen in town.

Ramona finished the week by beating Del Norte 11-7 on Thursday. It was the second league victory over the Nighthawks, and that is significant.

“You know what that means? We are in the driver’s seat for the league championship,” said Lake, a very happy

Taylor Jennings is the other half of Ramona High's Shady Ladies doubles team. She and Cassidy Owens wear matching sunglasses when they play. They won three sets against Orange Glen and two key sets against Del Norte this week. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

team captain.

Lake won two sets with scores of 2-6, 6-2, and 6-1.

Massey went 0-6, 0-6, and 6-4. Mosser recorded scores of 1-6, 1-6, and 6-2.

The performance of the doubles teams was the key to the victory. Vaca teamed back up with Lauren Dunker and the number one doubles team won 3 team points with scores of 6-0, 6-0, and 6-2. Jennings and Owens won two sets by going 0-6, 6-2, and 6-2.

Jordan and Frandsen iced the victory by winning two sets with scores of 1-6, 6-1, and 6-3.

“Make sure that you put on the front page that we are in first place in the Valley League,” said Brie Frandsen, an elated senior.



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