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The 2021 Islanders Girls Tennis season is nearly upon us. After a year of a mixed/ co-ed Boys and Girls team, tennis will once again go back to its original format of the Girls Team playing in the fall and the Boys Team taking the courts in the spring. While there will be a slew of new faces in green in white this fall, the coach leading the way will stay the same. “I think this season is going to be exciting and full of growth for this team, ” said Head Coach Rob Moore of the Girls Team.

Moore, who is entering his 13th season as the Islanders Women’s Tennis Teams head coach, knows that he will need some players to step up, after losing five seniors to graduation last season, all of whom qualified for the CIF Individual playoffs last May.

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Islander Girls Tennis Head Coach Rob Moore provided a rundown on the two Islander singles players and four doubles teams who qualified for the CIF Finals last week. “Sinaia Haskal qualified as an at-large entry in singles and had a tough draw in the opening round, playing the No. 1 singles player from Torrey Pines. She battled but lost 6-0. Elsa Ostermarker began her tournament playing the No. 1 player from Point Loma and Elsa emerged with a win in a third set tiebreaker 10-7. Then she crushed a girl from Valley Center 6-0, 6-1. Then she lost to the No. 3 seed, a girl who wound up in the Singles Finals 6-0 and 6-0.”

Moore continued his rundown of the doubles. “Kate Perley/Samantha Russell were a 17-20 seed and in the First Round the beat a team from Santana 6-4, 6-0. Then in the Second Round they defeated a team