Nov 12 – Lady Dons Fall in NCS Team Competition

The Mission Valley Athletic League champions James Logan lived up to the number five seed by knocking the Lady Dons out of the North Coast Section Tennis Championships in a competitive match. The final score was 6-1. The bright spot for Acalanes was provided by senior Teresa Lo, who playing in her final match as a Lady Don, won 6-3, 6-2. All of our players competed hard and with integrity in a losing cause.

The Lady Dons are to be congratulated for their selection to the NCS Team Championships, which culminated a successful 10-7 season overall. We finished third in the DFAL with an 8-4 league record, which included two solid wins over Campolindo. The Lady Dons only league losses were to the two teams that finished ahead of us, DFAL champions Dougherty Valley and Miramonte, the two and three seeds in the NCS Championships.

It is expected that Isabella von Ebbe will receive an at-large berth in the individual NCS Championships and we wish her the best of luck next week in Albany or El Cerrito.

Before play began today, Tessa passed the exalted title of “Freshie” (spelled phonetically) to Skylar. Once again, we will miss our senior players, Alina, Lan-Anh, Tessa, Teresa and Erin. We wish them well.