Carpinteria High girls tennis took down Nordhoff 13-5 to begin Citrus Coast League play on Tuesday.
“We had great performances in singles today that countered the Rangers’ tough lineup,” Warriors head coach Charles Bryant said.
Leading that singles charge were Silke Leonard and Izzy Scott, who both swept their matchups.
“[Leonard and Scott] played their smartest tennis of the year,” Bryant said. “Each of their opponents had a different set of weapons but Silke and Izzy played so smart today. They were able to neutralize those weapons and frustrate the Ranger players.”
In doubles play, Charlotte Cooney and Keyla Manriquez picked up a sweep. Cooney has been playing doubles with a rotating door of teammates so far this season.
“The best thing is that [Cooney] is able to teach and help the partners she has been playing with which will hopefully make everyone stronger down the road,” Bryant said.
The duos of Natalie Martinez/Sara Fakinos and Sasha Porinsh/Clover Martinez each went 2-1 to contribute to the big win.
Despite the solid victory, Bryant believes there is still plenty for the Warriors to work on.
“One big thing for us to work on is our net play, our movement needs to improve,” Bryant said. “We have been focusing on positioning but now we need to move on to actually making things happen at the net and helping our baseline partners.”
Carpinteria (4-0, 1-0 CCL) will now face two-time defending Citrus Coast League champion Malibu on Thursday.