They include two doubles teams from Tracy High — seniors Chiara Adamo and Aubrey Boehm and senior Cassidy Dolstra and sophomore Camille McDaniel — the champions and runners-up in the San Joaquin Athletic Association. Also going to the section tournament is West senior Emma Bell, the Tri-City Athletic League’s singles champion.
San Joaquin Athletic Association
Adamo and Boehm won the SJAA doubles title by beating teammates, Dolstra and McDaniel, 6-0, 7-6 (7-1) at Tracy High on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
It will be Adamo’s third trip to the section tournament, which will be on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville. She went last year as a singles player and the year before as part of a doubles team.
She said that it’s especially exciting this year because she goes with her teammates. Both teams qualified for the section competition after going undefeated during the SJAA doubles tournament on Friday, Oct. 19, and In-Shape Sports in Stockton.
“Definitely it was hard work playing against Lodi, and then finally beating the Lincoln team to get into finals, but we all deserved to get into finals,” Adamo said.
Tracy’s players had regrouped as doubles teams after they were eliminated in the singles portion of the SJAA tournament on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Boehm said that the players, who competed through the season as singles players, quickly adjusted to the change.
“I think that Chiara and I make a great team together so we pulled through,” Boehm said. “We had a couple struggles, but us working together makes it better.”
She added that this week’s final match seemed like friendly competition after last week.
“It’s different playing against your teammates, because you don’t want to crush them,” she said. “Both teams are going to sections, so that’s all that matters to me.”
Adamo and Boehm qualified for the final on Friday by beating Lincoln High’s No. 2 team, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals. Dolstra and McDaniel beat Lincoln’s No. 1 team 6-0, 6-4, in the semifinals. Also on Friday, Tracy’s Marissa Anderson and Maisy Green won the consolation final after they beat Lincoln’s No. 3 team, 10-3.
In Thursday’s SJAA singles competition, Adamo got as far as the semifinals to face Lodi’s Macy Barajas, who won the match, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
Tracy’s Dolstra and Boehm were both eliminated in the second round of the SJAA singles tournament. Dolstra won a 10-3 match to Lincoln’s No. 3 singles player, and then lost 3-10 to Lodi’s Taylor Barajas. Boehm beat Franklin’s No. 3 player, and then lost 4-10 to Lincoln’s No. 1 player Hanna Litton.
Tri-City Athletic League
West High senior Emma Bell won the TCAL singles title on Friday, Oct. 19.
It was Bell’s third trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I tournament.
She went last year as a singles player and in 2010 as part of a doubles team with teammate Regina Pacheco.
Bell started the TCAL tournament on Thursday, Oct. 18, at In-Shape Sports: West Lane, in Stockton, as the No. 1 seed in the singles. She beat Elizabeth Stephens of St. Mary’s in the final on Friday, Oct. 19, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Both Bell and Stephens will go to the section tournament starting Nov. 1 at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.
Bell said that winning the league title was exciting, especially because Stephens has been her rival on the court for the past couple of years. Bell said that she had won three of their five matches.
“She’s a very tough opponent and it’s very fun playing with her because it’s so close every single time,” Bell said. “There was a lot of team camaraderie, everyone was supporting each other. It just felt so good and it was fun to watch other players.”
She added that the final could have gone either way, which made the win that much more exciting.
“I was so shocked. I went in thinking this was a tough match and I could never win, but we’ll just see how we do and things turned out good.”
Bell won the first round of the TCAL tournament with a score of 8-0 against her opponent from Stagg, and won the second round match 8-2 against her opponent from Tokay.
She went on the beat St. Mary’s No. 4 player in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-4.
Her teammates, Regina Pacheco and Jessica Diaz, were each eliminated in the second round. Pacheco beat her opponent from Tokay, 8-2, in the first round, and Diaz beat her opponent from Edison 8-1. Each one in turn faced Stephens of St. Mary’s, who beat Pacheco, 8-4, and then Diaz, 8-0.
In Friday’s doubles tournament, West’s Pacheco and Allie Bettencourt were eliminated in the first round in a 7-9 loss to Tokay’s No. 1 team. Diaz and Maliah Shavers won their first match against Edison 8-5 and then lost to St. Mary’s 4-8. Chloe Pounds and Ashley Phillips won their first match against Stagg 8-4, and then lost to St. Mary’s 1-8.
Valley Oak League
Kimball High’s singles players all advanced past the first round in the Valley Oak League singles tournament, hosted by Kimball High on Tuesday, Oct. 23, but finished short of the semifinals.
Kimball sophomore Kylie Moxley won her first two matches, both with scores of 8-2, and then lost to East Union’s Rebekah Jacobsen in the quarterfinals. Jacobsen won the match 6-1, 6-4.
Kimball senior Andrea Candalla beat East Union’s Amanda Lopez 8-3, and East Union’s Jacobsen eliminated Candalla in the second round 8-5. Kimball senior Krishna Sankara had a bye for the first round, and Oakdale’s Francesca Orvis beat her 8-5 in the second round.
The top-two VOL players are Vannida Nguyen of Sierra High and Rosa Zou of Manteca High. They play for the championship on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Kimball High, and will also advance to the Division II tournament Nov. 1 and 2 in Roseville.
Kimball will have a chance to qualify its doubles teams for section play when the Jaguars host the VOL doubles tournament on Thursday.
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