The Carpinteria girls tennis team hit on all cylinders in an 18-0 Citrus Coast League home win over Fillmore on Tuesday.
“We played really well today overall, plus we were able to get everyone in for at least one set,” Warrior coach Charles Bryant said.
The win raises Carpinteria’s league record to 8-2, and 11-5 overall.
Ariana Lounsbury swept her three singles sets without the loss of a single game to stay undefeated.
“She played very consistently and was able to get on top of the points and dictate play,” Bryant said. “She remains undefeated in both singles and doubles this season.
“Maria Sanchez also had a strong showing, winning all three of her sets and only dropping two games.”
Singles player Olivia Broughton won her only set before giving way to Valeria Zamora, who went 2-0 “and had a great comeback against the Flashes’ No. 1 player, winning 6-4 after being down 4-2.
In doubles, Stephanie Ramirez and Sasha Porinsh swept their three sets with the loss of only two games.
“They played well today and really were in control of the majority of the points,” Bryant said.
Carpinteria plays a non-league match at home today against Simi Valley, 10th ranked in CIF-SS Division 2.
“I am excited for the test that they will give us and the quality in both singles and doubles that they have,” Bryant said.
Bishop Diego 16, La Reina 6
The Bishop Diego girls swept the nine doubles sets on the way to a 12-6 Frontier League win over La Reina at the Santa Barbara Municipal Courts Tuesday.
Anja Faasbind and Cecily Puech extended their unbeaten streak to 9-0 since teaming up in doubles, by scores of 6-0,6-2,6-0.
Galallea De la Cruz and Lauren Weeks improved to 7-1 in doubles, winning both rounds they played 6-3,6-0. Rafaela Fay and Senta Spielhsgen didn’t drop a game in their two sets, improving to 6-2 on the season. Subs Izzy Romero and Leanna Ibrarra also won two rounds without surrendering a game.
“Our ability to get points started with solid serving and returning has improved tremendously as the season has progressed,” Cardinals coach Pete Kirkwood said. “That is creating more opportunities for our net person to look for volleys and take control of points. We are really getting comfortable working together out there and the results in our conference matches have been lights out.”
Singles play was tougher going, with enough
Senior San Kenney shook off a 4-6 first set loss and won her last two rounds 6-0,6-4. Haley Hubbs had a “very impressive” 6-4 first round win at the No. 2 spot,” Kirkwood said.
“We were fighting hard in singles play,” Kirkwood said. “In Sam’s first round, both players were grinding out long rallies. Sam was a bit off in her transition game, but I thought she did a good job of taking some chances. Haley was her typical self — fighting, running down balls, never quitting on a point. She was so mentally tough in her first set win. She is a great competitor and just won’t give in.”
The Cardinals improve to 3-1 in league play and 3-5 overall. They continue Frontier League play at Dunn on Thursday.
Laguna Blanca 10, Providence 8
Laguna Blanca sophomore Caroline Kenny swept her singles sets by scores of 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 to help the Owls turn the tables over Providence at home Tuesday with a 10-8 win.
Sophomore Jinling Wang won two of her three sets for Laguna Blanca, and the doubles team of senior Katherine Ball and Junior Grace Trautwein swept 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
“After losing to Providence 10-8 the first time, it was great to see how hard the girls worked to turn that around and get the win,” Owls coach Santiago Segovia said. “It was also great to get Siena Wyatt (Sophomore) back on the court for the first time after she got hurt at the beginning of the season.”
The Patriots were playing without their No. 1 and No. 3 singles players, who were out due to sickness. Sarah Monroy, the remaining singles starter, won two sets.
“I’m proud of the way our team played,” Providence coach Chris Elwood said. “My highlight of the day goes to our freshman duo Abby Gobbell and Annie Haugen in their upset wins over Laguna’s #2 and 3. This gave us a shot at winning the match.”
Providence plays a league match vs Thacher on Thursday at SB Muni. This match is crucial for determining CIF playoff seeding.
Santa Ynez 8, Paso Robles 1
With only one loss in singles, the Pirates dominated play, losing only one game in the other five singles sets and four games in the three doubles sets.
No. 1 singles player Emma Sell won 6-0, 6-0 in singles and teamed with Allie Linane for an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles.