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Islander Girls Tennis Team Jumps On Point Loma In Regular Season Opener

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Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:55 pm

Islander Head Girls Tennis Coach Rob Moore submits a report on his team’s play last week. “Following a 30-minute delay due to a random downpour, the Coronado Girls Varsity Tennis team got off to a good start during their first match of the fall season last Thursday vs. the Point Loma Pointers, winning 15-3. Point Loma had been a member of the Western League last year and were replaced by Scripps Ranch.

“The Varsity team, has seven returning Varsity players including seniors and co-captains Kayla Sacks and Virginia Beall; juniors Summer Vu and Hannah Quirk; and sophomores Elsa Ostermarker, Olivia Strong, Samantha Russell. They knocked off the rust and get the Varsity off and running. Sophomores Tiana French and Alejandra Gonzalez, plus a group of talented frosh, Ellie Johnson, Marla Steel, Sanaia Haskal and Lily Vu, combine to comprise the 13-person squad.

“Every Varsity player saw action after the unusual rain delay. Vu and Quirk swept all three of their singles matches while French won her set against the Pointer No. 3 player and lost a close set against their No. 2 player 6-3. Sanaia Haskal filled in for French’s last match and won 6-4.

“Two days before the match, I hadn’t decided on the doubles lineup, but Coronado won seven of the nine doubles sets. Starting at No. 1 doubles were Virginia Beall/Elsa Ostermarker and they won all three of their sets with ease. Starting at No. 2 were the frosh combo of Ellie Johnson/Marla Steel and they won two of their three sets, dropping only their match against the No. 1 Pointer doubles team. Olivia Strong/Lily Vu, starting at No. 3 doubles, only dropped two games in their two matches. Kayla Sacks/Samantha Russell subbed in for their third set, and a lost a close set to the Pointer No. 1 team 6-4.

“Overall, I was pleased and not surprised by the play of this young squad. I expected we might have some first match jitters, and I am still trying to determine the doubles pairings to use for the season. We are very deep and the hard job for me is to ensure as much playing time for all my players as possible. You just don’t know when you have to depend on them in matches as the season progresses.

The Varsity team plays at the San Diego Tennis and Racket club vs. Francis Parker on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.; we are away at San Dieguito Academy Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.; and we return home Thursday for our match against Poway at 3:30 p.m. The Junior Varsity team, led by Coach Nevie Nelson, plays at the reverse locations Tuesday through Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to come and support our CHS Girls Tennis Teams. So far, I am excited about the team. We’re very strong, but we still have work to do.”

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