Carpinteria girls tennis fell to Simi Valley in a non-league match by a score of 11-7 on Wednesday.
The Warriors were led by their singles play as Valeria Zamora, Silke Leonard and Izzy Scott all went 2-1 in their respective matchups.
“Our players were initially stymied by their top player’s big serve and heavy groundstrokes but they all soon adapted and made the sets competitive,” Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant said.
“Each played very well in their two singles wins as they only dropped a handful of games.”
Doubles play was a different story, as the pairing of Allison Banks and Charlotte Cooney was the only Warrior duo to pick up a victory.
“We didn’t play poorly but we had a rough time anticipating and being a little more proactive versus reactive,” Bryant said. “We were put on the defensive quickly and thus made it easy for their net players to put away shots.”
Carpinteria (14-2, 10-2 CCL) will host Fillmore on Thursday.
“Overall, it was a good learning experience for us,” Bryant said. “Hopefully we can take a few positives out of this loss. It was great to see our girls know that they can compete against a strong Division 2 team.”