GONZALES — The Gonzales High tennis team lost a pair of matches last week, dropping contests to the visiting Pacific Grove Breakers and the Santa Catalina Cougars. The Breakers and Cougars shut down the Spartans by 7-0 scores.
Gonzales head coach Rene Mendez praised his team for their play against formidable programs.
“We’re missing several players from the top 10, but the girls that played did well,” said Mendez. “As a whole the team was a bit tight and couldn’t get untracked. Our singles players did well against a tough opponent. Athena Landeros continues to improve every match and against Pacific Grove Elizabeth Arreola played her best match of the year. She hung in there and was a few points away from winning the second set.”
Yesterday the Spartans traveled to Monterey to play the York School and tomorrow will host the Carmel Padres.
Gonzales vs. Pacific Grove — Sept. 19
SINGLES-Gabriela Girlado (PG) def. Athena Landeros 0-6, 0-6; Tianna Battistri (PG) def. Elizabeth Arreola 0-6, 3-6; Yuri Suziki (PG) def. Isabel Mendoza 0-6, 1-6; Kayleigh McCullough (PG) def. Iris Valdez 1-6, 5-7. DOUBLES-Becky Phillips/Caroline Coen (PG) def. Adileene Ramirez/Valeria Reyes 0-6, 1-6; Katie Hansen/Sofie Moore (PG) def. Jacqueline Ramirez/Jessenia Arreola 0-6, 0-6; Lizzy Lee/Michelle Lee (PG) def. Yasari Palomares/Briana Mendez 0-6, 0-6.
Santa Catalina at Gonzales — Sept. 21
SINGLES-Ava (SC) def. Athena Landeros 0-6, 1-6; Samantha (SC) def. Elizabeth Arreola 0-6, 0-6; Maddie (SC) def. Isabel Mendoza 0-6, 1-6; Caroline (SC) def. Bianca Sanchez 0-6, 0-6. DOUBLES-Maya/Harriet (SC) def. Adilenne Ramirez/Jacqueline Ramirez 2-6, 1-6; Kate/Rachel (SC) def. Ashley Arreola/Magaly Santos 1-6, 0-6; Erica/Sophia (SC) def. Daniela Pacheco/Melanie Barrera 1-6, 0-6.