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Coronado High School Girls Tennis Team Completes Undefeated Sweep Of Western League

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:20 pm

It’s becoming a habit, as the Islander Girls Tennis Team and their Head Coach Rob Moore, won their fourth Western League title in the past five years last week, by defeating La Jolla 13-5. In addition, for the past two seasons, Coronado has gone undefeated in Western League competition.

According to Moore, the La Jolla match featured one of the Islanders better outings of the season, as No. 1 singles player Elsa Ostermarker lost to her counterpart from La Jolla 7-5 on what gracefully could be described as a missed call on a cross-court shot on match point, called out by the Vikings player. “Elsa lost, but played her best match of the season,” Moore said. “I think the four-day layoff we had during Columbus Day Weekend really hurt us. Everyone was off except Elsa. In the Western League Doubles event, we have seeds 1-2-3-5. Olivia Strong/Lily Vu crushed the La Jolla doubles teams 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0. Lily was injured early in the season, but she has turned it on recently. They’re the hot team right now. Marla Steel/Alejandra Gonzalez are pretty tough also.”

For the Western League event, on the singles side, Ostermarker is the No. 5 seed, with Tiana French seeded No. 8 and Sinaia Haskal is unseeded. Unfortunately if Haskal wins her first match, she faces the No. 2 overall seed in the Second Round. “We play eight-game pro sets in the first three rounds and anything can happen,” Moore added. “Sinaia is a retrieval machine. Maya Haskal, Sinaia’s younger sister is also playing in the singles draw.”

Six Islander doubles teams made the Western League Field. In addition to the doubles teams noted above, Lauren Pettit/Jolee Barr will compete, as will the JV squad of Brianna Heinken/Jade Summers-Evans. The other seeded teams are Ellie Johnson/Ana De La Lama at No. 3 and Samantha Russell/Kate Perley at No. 5. “I expect us to do well in the tournament,” Moore said. “My goal is to get to watch the doubles Semi-Finals, which in my mind features four teams from Coronado, so I don’t have to coach. This is a great team with great kids. I feel like I have 13 daughters.”

Moore also credited Assistant Coach Dennis Navarro for his contributions to the team. “He’s a great sounding board and it’s fantastic to have someone helping me this season.”

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