Cate Blanks La Reina in Tri-Valley League Opener

Cate Girls’ Tennis opened regular season play with a blemishless performance against La Reina High School. The Cate team won 18-0 despite resting their senior captains Grace Fuss and Carol Cai.

In singles, Aminah Hill started at #1, but was substituted out after a convincing 6-0 victory in the first round. Madeline Vanica picked up the remaining two wins at that position, while Fritze Mayer and Yuki Kobayashi chipped in three sets each at #2 and #3 singles (respectively).

In doubles, the pairing of senior Mia Foster and sophomore Ashi Kamra picked up where they left off last week against Dos Pueblos, with 6-0, 6-1, and 6-3 victories at the #1 spot.
The doubles combinations of sophomores Julianny Forry/Maesa Vonkusolkit and freshman/sophomore tandem Ellie Tunnell/Emily May also swept their three rounds of play. Forry and Vonkusolkit were particularly dominant, earning their wins without dropping a single game (6-0, 6-0, 6-0).

Coach Thorpe’s Comments:

I was really happy with the way the girls performed, despite not having the benefit of the team’s top-2 players. Going into your first home match and first league match of the season without your team talismans can be a little unnerving, but everyone stepped up and not only got the wins, but also worked on elements from our practices that will serve us well later in the season.

Up Next for Cate Girls’ Tennis

Cate plays again next Tuesday against league and prep-school rival Thacher. The match will be held on Cate Mesa at 3:45pm.

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