Cate seniors Grace Fuss and Carol Cai roared into the CIF-SS Individual Tennis Tournament round of 16 with a dominating straight-sets victory on Tuesday at the Seal Beach Tennis Center.
The Rams duo needed just 45 minutes to dispatch Zoe Coggins and Kailee You of Edison High, 6-1, 6-0.
“Coggins is a nationally ranked senior who has already been signed by Division 2 Dominican University of San Rafael,” Cate coach Trevor Thorpe said. “Her partner is also a nationally ranked player, making the overwhelming victory all the more impressive.
“Carol has been here before and won in this round (two years ago with her sister Jackie), but to be honest, I’ve never seen either Carol or Grace play so freely on the doubles court. The word is devastating; they were absolutely devastating.”
Thorpe said Fuss and Cai “didn’t do anything beyond what I’ve known they’re capable of. It’s more that they put it all together at once and carried that momentum from first point to last. My girls played with confidence and poise today, and if that’s any indication of the future, they are far from done in this CIF Individuals tournament.
Fuss and Cai are back on the court in Seal Beach on Thursday.