Carpinteria opened a 5-1 lead after the first round of sets and finished up with 15-3 victory over Nordhoff in a Citrus Coast League girls tennis match on Tuesday at home.

The Warriors improve to 5-0 in league and 9-4 overall.

“We had a bit of a slow start and really had to fight hard to get through the first round,” said coach Charles Bryant. “Many of the sets were close but we were able to pull away towards the end for a 5-1 first round lead.  But it definitely was not easy.  We seemed to gain steam and momentum through the next two rounds and played very well.”

Silke Leonard went 3-0 in singles, including a 6-1 win over Nordhoff’s No. 1 player.  Zahra went 2-0 and Stephanie Gonzalez won her set.

In doubles, all three Carpinteria teams swept. Natalie Martinez/Ariana Lounsbury, Natalia Perez/Cassandra Maya Prado and Valerie Ojeda/Abbie Delwiche went 2-0 and Ojeda paired up with Nansy Velazquez to go 1-0.

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