Oct 16 – Varsity Girls Tennis – Acalanes 7 – Dublin 2

The Lady Dons Varsity tennis team avenged an early season defeat by the Gaels of Dublin High in convincing fashion 7-2. Melissa Van Pell began the scoring with a straight set win at S-1. Singles players Tara Barabi, Alexandra Singer,and Madeline Bakar contributed wins. The Lady Dons doubles teams added to the scoring with Sophomores Lauren Ladrech and Quinn Harrington and the Senior-Sophomore combo of Katrina Bittner and Fernanda Heredia notching victories.

The final point of the day, actually early evening by the time the match concluded, was added by Freshman Sasha Stein playing at S-2. Sasha played one of the finest matches this coaching staff has been privileged to watch in the last two years. Getting into the deepest hole possible, Sasha dropped the first set to her Dublin opponent and trailed 0-5 in the second set. At this point Sasha dug in and playing like your National League Champion San Francisco Giants; she refused to lose. Sasha faced four elimination games while reeling off seven consecutive wins to force a third set tiebreaker. Once in the tiebreaker, there was no way Sasha was not going to win, which she did at 10-6. It was a remarkable individual performance and capped a great team win.

Coaches Ellie Kann, Corby Mullins, Marcy Sharafian, John Vocke (Temp. Upgrade)