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
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.