Valencia (7-2, Foothill League) had won 12 of the last 14 Foothill League girls tennis titles priorto the Wildcats’ back-to-back run. It’s only two losses in league play this season came to West Ranch. The Wildcats (9-0) won on the strength of their doubles teams, winning all nine sets. OliviaBloome and Nicole Alvarez (6-1, 6-3, 6-3), Audrey Kim and Emily Andrews (6-4, 7-6, 6-4) and Danielle Hettinger and Chase Eisenberg (6-2, 7-6, 6-3) led the way in a match that nearly finished in darkness. “Very competitive match on both sides; they almost played until the moon came up,” said Valencia coach Annie Kellogg. “Congrats to West Ranch. We played them closely but they got the better of us today.” Valencia stayed within range with dominant performances from Amanda Tabanera (3-6, 6-0, 6-0) and Carlotta Nonnis Marzano (1-6, 6-3, 6-0), with both of their set losses coming to Jordyn McBride (6-0, 6-3, 6-1). “West Ranch (girls tennis) had been losing for a long time but we’re starting to get that momentum going,” said Jordyn McBride. “I think that just makes us closer as a team, which is definitely affecting our play.”
And that's a wrap, West Ranch wins second straight Foothill League title with 12-6 win over Valencia. pic.twitter.com/m2mpjs5UZl— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) October 18, 2017
Hart 15, Canyon 3Like West Ranch, the Indians were carried by stout doubles performances, winning all nine sets. Rachel Nivichanov and Cameron Schwartz lost just three games on the day (6-3, 6-0, 6-0). Sarah Backer handled things on the singles side for Hart (6-3, 6-3, 6-1). Amanda Yeam was the lone member of Canyon to pick up multiple set wins (7-5, 6-2, 3-6). Hart (5-4) remains in possession of the third and final Foothill League playoff spot and closes out its season Thursday against Golden Valley.