Girls Tennis: Tracy, West teams set for league playoffs
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Playoff bound
Tracy High’s Chiara Adamo chase the ball down for a return against West High as she plays in the No. 1 singles position Thursday, Sept. 6.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The Tracy High girls tennis team will go to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs with at least a third-place finish in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.

The Bulldogs beat the Chavez Titans 9-0 at home on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Tracy (9-4, 6-3 SJAA) had one more league match against Bear Creek in Stockton on Thursday, Oct. 11, to finish the season. The results were not available by press deadline.

Tracy will finish behind Lodi and could tie for second place with Lincoln, depending on the outcome of Thursday’s matches, which concluded after press time.

West High’s tennis team holds onto second place in the Tri-City Athletic League and is on pace to make playoffs, even after a 7-2 loss at home Tuesday to first-place St. Mary’s. West (15-3, 5-2 TCAL) played Edison on Thursday and will face Stagg and Tokay next week.

Kimball High, which beat Valley Oak League rival Sonora on Tuesday, will finish outside of the top three and will not advance to team playoffs.

Teams will meet for individual and doubles league tournaments Oct. 18 and 19. SJAA teams will play at In-Shape Sport Marina, and the TCAL will play at In-Shape Sport West Lane, both in Stockton.

The top two singles players and doubles teams from each league will move on to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

tournament in Roseville on Nov. 1 and 2.

The SJS Division I team tennis playoffs will begin Oct. 29, with locations to be determined. League champions will get a bye for the first round.

Tracy 9, Chavez 0

Tracy won all nine matches against visiting Chavez on Tuesday at Tracy High.

The Bulldogs won all six of the singles matches and two of the doubles matches in straight sets. Sophomore Camille McDaniel, freshman Marissa Anderson and freshman Sarah Kellogg all won in 6-0, 6-0 matches.

Tracy’s No. 1 doubles team of Keara O’Brien and Gianna Violante went three sets against Natalie Pham and Auyena Lor and won 5-7, 6-3, 10-1.

Tracy lost to Lincoln, 7-2, on Monday, Oct. 8.

St. Mary’s 7, West 2

West High’s girls tennis team will try to hang onto second place in the TCAL following a 7-2 loss to visiting St. Mary’s, the league’s first-place team, on Tuesday.

The Wolf Pack (15-3,

5-2 TCAL) won one of the singles matches as West senior Chloe Pounds beat Claire Dougherty 6-4, 6-1. In doubles competition, West seniors Kristen Steed and Coleen Andrada beat Lauren Duarte and Nina Garibaldi 6-4, 7-5.

West lost the other matches in straight sets. Two matches, the No. 4 singles and No. 6 singles, went to second-set tiebreakers, as Erica Arnold beat Maliyah Shavers and Maddie Bernardicou beat Allie Bettencourt, both 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).

Kimball 7, Sonora 2

The Kimball girls tennis team took a step forward in the Valley Oak League with a win at home over Sonora on Tuesday, but it won’t be enough to move the Jaguars into the top three that go to the SJS Division II playoffs.

Kimball (3-7 VOL) hosted Manteca on Thursday and has its last game of the league season at Sierra in Manteca on Monday, Oct. 15.

The Jaguars won four of the six singles matches Tuesday, including two in straight sets: senior Krishna Sankara beat Sonora’s Stephanie Hart 6-4, 6-3, and sophomore Kylie Moxley beat Natasha Estes 6-2, 6-2.

Sophomore Viel Salgarino beat Taylor Howell 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, and junior Ysabel Candalla beat Victoria Green 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Kimball’s doubles teams of Angela Egbuchulam and Gigi Vega, Julie To and Ashley Laqui, and Sara Kim and Desiree Chhan all won their matches in straight sets.

The matches that finished in Sonora’s favor both went to three sets. Sonora’s Stephanie Chung beat Jessica Agcanas 6-1, 5-7, 7-6, and Alena Brosnan beat Kimball’s Tara Adeniron 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Kimball will host the Valley Oak League individual finals on Oct. 23 and 25. The top two singles players and top two doubles teams will qualify for the SJS Division II tournament in Roseville on Nov. 1 and 2.

Kimball lost to Manteca, 8-1, on Monday.

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