Oct 20 – Girls JV Tennis
Acalanes 9 – Campolindo 6
In a really spirited and hard fought match, the Acalanes Lady Dons bested our rival Campolindo Cougars 9-6. Playing a six singles, nine doubles format, Acalanes won the singles’ lines 4-2 and the doubles’ lines 5-4.
Junior captain Maggie Curless earned the first Lady Dons’ point with a fine 8-2 win at S-4. Maggie served well and her deep groundstrokes kept her Cougar opponent on the defensive.
Skyler DeMartini and Niki Palamountain rolled to an 8-4 win at D-2. Niki finally accepted Skyler’s analysis that her sixth grade racquet was broken. Playing with the coach’s stick, Niki volleyed well while Skyler played her fine all court game.
Junior captain Jess Gerson, playing singles for the first time this season, brought home a fine 8-5 win at S-3. Jess served effectively and recovered quickly to maintain her court position and keep her opponent off balance.
Milena Lucey and Sophia Cooper squandered a 5-0 lead but recovered to record an 8-7 win at D-2. Milena contends that she and Sophia let Campo back into the set because they wanted Milena’s late-arriving grandparents to see a competitive match. While we want to build our fan base, the coaches are not generally supportive of this approach.
In the most competitive doubles match of the day, Shannon McVay and Lauren Craig played a 90-minute marathon before garnering an Acalanes point 8-5. Playing at D-1, Lauren and Shannon were very evenly matched with the #1 Campo duo. Lauren and Shannon communicated very well, switched numerous times during extended points and covered the court with great ability.
Scarlett Reicher, playing at S-5, showed nerves of steel in holding on to secure an 8-7 win. Scaarlett served well and engaged her Cougar counterpart in a number of extended rallies in a really fine match.
Vivi McGinnis–Tingle and Anika Mohanty, playing at D-6 notched a well-earned victory by the score of 8-5. Both Anika and Vivi played a number of winning groundstrokes and volleys on their way to grabbing an important point for the Lady Dons. Anika and Vivi both fearlessly charged the net to put away winners.
Maren “Quesadilla” Quintella clinched the Lady Dons overall victory with a terrific 8-5 win at S-6. Maren played really focused, all court tennis while placing her serves effectively. Quesadilla maintained her poise throughout her match and brought home the deciding point with a flourish.
Naomi “Nomie” Berkowitz and Audrey Glosson played consistently fine tennis on their way to an 8-4 win. Audrey and Nomie got out to an early lead and refused to let their opponents get into the match by holding serve in their last four service games.
It was a good day for the Lady Dons at Campo.