Today sparked the beginning of the NCS Team Championships for the Dons. 4 lines of singles and 3 lines of doubles is the format for the tournament.
The Dons , seeded 10th , faced San Ramon Valley ( 7th seed ) AT San Ramon. Any combination of 4 lines winning takes the match and advances to the next round.
In Singles, Eliza Bates, Sydney Bell, Jasmine Toni, and Zoe Cate, did what they do best, WIN singles matches.
It’s always a challenge going to another environment and competing against unknown opponents. Tennis players know this all too well, but are forced to adapt quickly.
One player who excels at this challenge is seasoned veteran, junior Zoe Cate. Zoe had a frustrating opponent whose style of play would have driven most players crazy,
but because of her mental toughness and will to win, Zoe never quit and came out with the victory, which sealed the team win !
Because of this, Zoe Cate gets the Dons player of the match.
Because of the altered tournament format some new doubles combinations were arranged to utilize some of the extra singles players.
Unfortunately all 3 Doubles lines fell short but put in some great efforts with Vivian Toni and Rachel Minden pushing to a 3rd set tiebreaker.
Next match is Thursday against the #2 seed Amador Valley. LETS GO DONS!