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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019 4:40 pm

Islander Girls Tennis Head Coach Rob Moore experienced a sense of déjà vu Wednesday, Aug. 28 when his team traveled to San Dieguito for their first match of the regular season. The 2018 Islander season ended when the No. 3 seeded Islanders lost a home match to No. 7 seed San Dieguito 12-6 in the CIF Open Division Playoffs. The opening match of 2019 was also a 12-6 loss to San Dieguito.

“Honestly, it was ultra-frustrating,” Moore said. “It was the same score and it was a continuation of what we did last year. One highlight was our No. 1 doubles team Olivia Strong/Lily Vu beat their No. 1 team in a tiebreaker. San Dieguito is a strong team, but we were tentative in our first match.”

Coronado’s opponent in their second match of the season was defending Division I Champion Westview. in a match played last Thursday at the Robbin Adair Tennis Center. Coronado, despite a couple of their players not being able to play due to injury, rallied from behind for a 10-8 victory. Coronado’s only freshman playing on the varsity this season, Kate Perley, teamed with Olivia Strong at No. 1 doubles and won two sets. “They destroyed their No. 3 team at love, and they beat their No. 2 team 6-3,” Moore said.

“It was a see-saw match, back and forth with Westview. The match turned on a set which featured our No. 2 singles player Sinaia Haskal playing their No. 2, who is very good. Sinaia played the best match I have ever seen her play and she won 6-4. The match ended with our No. 1 Elsa Ostermarker playing their No. 2 and winning 6-2. It was a really good team win. Alejandra Gonzalez/Ellie Johnson played well and won two of their three sets. Tianna French had a good match and defeated their No. 2 and 3 players, who were both good. Tianna played No. 2 singles and played very well.”

As an aside, Kate Perley is the granddaughter of Coronado resident Jim Perley, who was formerly a world-ranked Senior Tennis player. Perley, a graduate of USC is now 86 years old.

This week the Islanders host Francis Parker Thursday at 3:30 p.m. A match with Vincent Memorial that was to be played Tuesday is being re-scheduled.

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