Spartans play well against York


GONZALES — The Gonzales High tennis team played well in a 5-2 loss to York, winning a singles and doubles match last Thursday on the Spartan courts. Bianca Sanchez won her second match of the season in singles and the team of Magaly Santos and Carolina Perez-Reyes won by forfeit.

“It was a great win for Bianca,” said Gonzales head coach Rene Mendez. “She has been playing well lately and it shows with two wins in the last three matches. Athena Landeros played well and the match was a lot closer than the score indicates. For the first time playing together, and playing the top doubles team, Jesenia Arreola and Iris Valdez played very well.”

SINGLES-Amy Cho (YO) def. Athena Landeros 1-6, 1-6; Alana Shapiro def. Elizabeth Arreola 1-6, 0-6; Cynthia Less def. Isabel Mendoza 0-6, 0-6; Bianca Sanchez (GO) def. Kira Wates 6-1, 6-3. DOUBLES-Cici Lu/Madison Kimball (YO) def. Jesenia Arreola/Iris Valdez 3-6, 1-6; Vivian Fei/Francis Geng (YO) def. Daniel Pacheco/Melanie Barrera 3-6, 1-6; Magaly Santos/Carolina Perez-Reyes won by forfeit.

On Oct. 17 the Spartans were beaten 7-0 at home by the Santa Catalina Cougars team. All four singles players did well in their matches.

“Overall the team played well against a tough opponent,” said Coach Mendez. “In singles Athena played one of the top girls in the league. Elizabeth played well and Bianca continued her strong play of late.”

SINGLES-Yanula (SC) def. Athena Landeros 2-6, 0-6; Samantha (SC) def. Elizabeth Arreola 1-6, 1-6; Harriet (SC) def. Isabel Mendoza 1-6, 0-6; Maya (SC) def. Bianca Sanchez 2-6, 1-6. DOUBLES-Ava/Carolina (SC) def. Britney Delgado/Jacqueline Ramirez (retired due to injury); Kate/Rachel (SC) def. Adilienne Ramirez/Jesenia Arreola 2-6, 1-6; Hannah/ Ansley (SC) def. Daniel Pacheco/Melanie Barrera 1-6, 3-6.

This week the Spartans will complete the regular season by playing at Carmel (yesterday) and host the Stevenson Pirates tomorrow afternoon. On Nov. 1 and 2 Gonzales will participate in the Mission Trail Athletic League Singles and Doubles Championships.


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