Tennis: Tracy girls win big over West
by Bob Brownne
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Tracy High freshman Melanie Markovic returns a shot during Tracy’s match against West on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Tracy High. Photo courtesy of Wayne Thallander.
Tracy High freshman Melanie Markovic returns a shot during Tracy’s match against West on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Tracy High. Photo courtesy of Wayne Thallander.
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West High senior Russell Jorda returns a shot during a crosstown match on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Tracy High. Photo courtesy of Wayne Thallander
West High senior Russell Jorda returns a shot during a crosstown match on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Tracy High. Photo courtesy of Wayne Thallander
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Tracy High’s girls tennis team dominated its crosstown match against West 8-1 on Sept. 12 at Tracy High.

Leading the Tracyteam (3-0) was freshman No. 1 player Melanie Markovic, who beat West senior Arianne Coleto 6-2, 6-0.

Markovic brings nearly 10 years of experience — including year-round competition as a United States Tennis Association player — to the team and said she looks forward to the fall season playing with the Bulldogs.

“I’ve only known them for a little while, but I feel like we’re really good friends,” she said. “They give me a lot of motivation when it comes to my matches.”

Tracy junior Camille McDaniel came back to beat West senior Russell Jorda in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 10-4, and Tracy won the rest of the singles matches in straight sets.

Sophomore Sarah Kellogg beat sophomore Alyssa Febre 6-0, 6-2; sophomore Marissa Anderson beat sophomore Hanna Nakahara 6-4, 7-5; senior Maisy Green beat senior Deanna Vongphachanh 6-3, 6-3; and senior Lindsey Ewen beat junior Shaunna Gaynor Flynn 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles,Tracyseniors Keara O’Brien and Taylor Hurlock beat senior Simran Randhawa and junior Karla Sasing 6-1, 6-0, and seniors Katrina Broughton and Xenia Ceja beat Judy Huang and Abby Mendoza 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.

West (3-1) recorded its lone win at No. 3 doubles as junior Alyssa Cornier and senior Rosa Borrayo beat senior Danielle Gallegos and junior Amina Edache 6-4, 3-6.

 

West 7, Weston Ranch 2

The Wolf Pack tennis team won a non-league match, 7-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Weston Ranch High.

In the singles Febre beat her opponent 6-4, 6-1, Nakahara won 6-2, 6-3, Gaynor-Flynn won 6-1, 7-5, and Vongphachanh won 6-4, 7-5. Weston Ranch won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches.

West won three close doubles matches. Randhawa and Sasing won 6-0, 3-6, 10-3, Huang and Borrayo won 6-3, 7-5, and Mendoza and Cornier won 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.

 

Tracy 9, Franklin 0

Tracyopened the San Joaquin Athletic Association season on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a 9-0 win over the visiting Franklin Yellow Jackets.

The Bulldogs won all matches in straight sets. Markovic won 6-2, 6-2, McDaniel won 6-0, 6-2, Kellogg won 6-1, 6-1,Andersonwon 6-1, 6-2, Green won 6-0, 6-1 and Ewen won 6-0, 6-1. In the doubles, O'Brien and Hurlock won 6-3, 6-1, Broughton and Ceja won 6-1, 6-1 and Gallegos and Edache won 6-2, 6-2.

 

Kimball 5, East Union 4

The Jaguar girls tennis team defeated another Valley Oak League opponent at home on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a 5-4 win overEast Union.

Kimball (4-1 VOL) won the top three singles matches, each in straight sets, as junior Kylie Moxley beat her opponent 7-5, 6-1, junior Viel Salgarino won 6-2, 6-3, and freshman Cher Lin won 6-4, 7-5. Also in the singles, junior Lisa Bourgeois won her match 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, and the Kimball doubles team of freshman Tarini Mudunuri and junior Rachel Hall beat their opponents 6-2, 6-7, 7-5

Kimball also beat VOL opponentsSonora8-1 atSonoraon Sept. 12.

Moxley beat her opponent 6-1, 6-0, Lin won 7-6, 6-4, senior Alyonna Bangayan won 6-0, 6-0, Bourgeois won 6-0, 6-1, and Mudunuri won 6-1, 6-1.

Kimball swept the doubles matches as Hall and senior Angelique Vega won 6-4, 6-1, sophomore Maca Cortina-Petrasic and junior Carla Espinosa won 6-0, 6-1, and junior Natalie Aranda and sophomore Tiffany Pen won 6-2, 6-2.

 

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

 

 
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