It was a rather brief week for the Islanders Girls Tennis team. Coming off an impressive 18-0 win over Hilltop, Coronado looked to pick up its second win of the season as the team traveled to play San Dieguito
“They are a really tough team and provided us with some really strong competition,” said Head Coach Rob Moore.
In the singles line, Coronado’s strong suit, the Islanders went 4-5, but there were several stand-out performances. Despite an injury, Kate Perly would pick up a 6-4 win for the Islanders.
“Kate battled in that match, even with the injury she played well in singles. It was a good effort from her,” said Moore.
Elsewhere on the singles line Carolina Lebrija would also pick up a nice 6-4 win over San Dieguito’s No.3 singles line player.
“Carolina played well and battled in that match,” said Moore “For her to go out there and beat one of their better singles players was good for here. I think she can build on that moving forward.”
The Islanders would also get and singles victory from Ana De La Lama as she took care of business winning her match 6-4.
However, while Coronado faired alright in the singles matches, they battled in their doubles matches. Coronado would not win a double set falling 9-0 to San Dieguito, and falling overall in the match 4-14.
But there were several close matches including a 5-7 loss in the Isabella Solla and Jade Summers-Evans match, as the team fell in a tie break. Nicole O’Malley and Lilly Adams also battled hard in their 4-6 loss in doubles.
While the score may look bleak, there is still reason for optimism moving forward. “This is still a really young team and the more court time they get and the more matches they play, the more they will improve,” said Moore.
Coronado will look to put the loss behind them and look forward to their matches this week as they will take on the Dons of Cathedral on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and then return home for a match-up versus Scripps Ranch High School on Thursday, Sept. 16.