Girls tennis beats Valley Center, loses to Del Norte in league action

Danielle Vizcarra shows versatility as she played singles against Valley Center and doubles against Del Norte in last week’s matches. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Danielle Vizcarra shows versatility as she played singles against Valley Center and doubles against Del Norte in last week’s matches. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog girls tennis team beat Valley Center and lost to Del Norte in Valley League action. The team is 3-1 in league and 5-4 overall.

The Lady Dawgs implemented some changes for the match against Valley Center, producing a 15-3 league win.

“We made some modifications to our lineup and the strategy worked well.  Rebecca Vaca (6-4, 6-0 and 6-0) plays on our No. 1 doubles team but she was dominant as our No. 1 singles player as she won all three of her sets convincingly. Danielle Vizcarra (3-6, 6-2 and 6-0), usually plays on our No. 2 doubles team, was impressive in her singles debut as she won two sets. Hanna Kent (1-6, 2-6 and 6-2) added another set as our No. 3 singles player,” said Coach Matt McCormick.

“In doubles we put one-half of our No. 1 doubles team, Lauren Dunker, and one-half of our No. 2 doubles team, Cassidy Owens, to make a powerful No. 1 team that won all three sets (6-2, 6-1 and 6-0).Caroline Lopresti and Alyssa Virgilio had an impressive performance by winning all three of their sets with scores of 6-2 and 6-0 and won by default. Elizabeth Bowersox and Megan Douglass made their debut as a doubles team and went 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2,” he said.

Ramona lost a heart-breaker to Del Norte.

“Several of our girls have been fighting sickness so the fact that we almost beat a top-notch team like Del Norte was a credit to the competitive spirit of our team,” said McCormick.

Jessica Failla  picked up all of Ramona’s singles points by posting scores of 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1.

McCormick had praise for the play of Kent and Douglass. “They played hard against very difficult competition,” he said.

Dunker and Vaca teamed up to win 3 team points with scores of 6-4, 6-1 and 6-0. Owens and Vizcarra posted scores of 6-7, 6-4 and 6-0.

“They almost pulled off the upset of the match against their No. 1 doubles team by going to OT in the tie breaker,” said the coach.

   
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