Freshman Janelle Pryko, foreground, and her sister, senior Jacky Pryko, are ready to return serve during play Tuesday against San Gabriel in a CIF wildcard match. (Courtesy photo)

The Providence girls tennis team won a wildcard match with San Gabriel Tuesday to advance to the main draw of the CIF-SS Division 4 tournament.

The Patriots were missing players due to illness, but even after the drive to Los Angeles alternates stepped up to help secure the 11-7 win.

Sisters Jacky and Janelle Pryko swept their three sets in doubles, including a come-from-behind win against San Gabriel’s No. 1 doubles team 7-5, after being down 0-4.

Singles player Sarah Monroy also swept her three sets.

The doubles team of Jane Krautmann, playing with alternate Amber Regan, won two of three sets.

“I am extremely proud of the team today as they displayed tremendous perseverance and played their hearts out in a hard-fought 11-7 victory,” Providence coach Chris Elwood said. “Playing without the number one singles player and number one doubles team is quite almost an insurmountable challenge, but our alternates stepped it up.”

The Patriots, ranked second in Division 4, play a Round 1 main draw match Wednesday in Downey.

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Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent

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