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Local Tennis Squads to Open Playoffs

First published in the Oct. 27 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Canada High School varsity girls’ tennis team concluded the regular season with an 11-7 Rio Hondo League victory over visiting South Pasadena on Monday.
No. 2 singles Tsehay Driscoll swept, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1, while No. 1 Lilly Chamras (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 singles Jessica Simonian (6-4, 6-3) each won a pair of sets. The No. 1 doubles team of Allison Woo and Amanda Grabel won two sets, 6-3, 6-0. The No. 3 tandem of Kylie Hwang and Bianca Cugno won a set, 6-2, before the latter rotated with Lauren Kim. The new duo of Hwang and Kim added a third-set victory, 6-0.
LCHS routed visiting Temple City, 15-5, in a Rio Hondo League match last Thursday. No. 2 singles Driscoll was spotless, winning each set 6-0, while the No. 1 doubles team of Woo and Grabel (6-3, 6-0, 6-0), and the No. 2 tandem of Riley and Kaylee Thornburgh (6-2, 6-0, 6-1) each swept. Meanwhile, No. 1 singles Chambras (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 singles Simonian (6-0, 6-0), and the No. 3 duo of Hwang and Kim (6-0, 6-0) each tallied a pair of wins.
The Spartans previously crushed host Monrovia, 17-1 in a league matchup. The No. 1 doubles team of Woo and Grabel was spotless, winning each set 6-0. The No. 2 tandem of Chia Matuska and Kaylee Thornburgh won a pair of sets, 6-0, 6-0, before the latter alternated with Cugno. The new duo of Matuska and Kaylee Thornburgh won a set, 6-1. No. 2 singles Simonian and No. 3 Chambras never lost a game, winning all six sets 6-0, while No. 1 Driscoll won two sets, 6-0, 6-4.
LCHS (7-2 overall, 5-2 in league) sent individuals to compete in the Rio Hondo League prelims and finals this week; the results will be included in next week’s issue. The CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released on Monday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP

The Wolves defeated host Providence High in Burbank, 15-3, in a Prep League match last Friday, as Prep’s singles players were spotless.
No. 1 singles Katharina Zirn, No. 2 Emily Hsiao and No. 3 Sienna Beltz never lost a game and won all nine sets by scores of 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Rachel DeMerit and Sophie Haddad never lost a game, sweeping by scores of 6-0. The No. 3 tandem of Vanessa Hsu and Kate Snaer won a pair of sets, 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 2 duo of Nicole Lee and Miranda Thomson added one win, 6-4.
Flintridge Prep dominated a nonleague match at De Toledo High in West Hills, 17-1, last Thursday, as the doubles teams dominated the court. The No. 2 team of Nicole Lee and Beltz, and the No. 3 tandem of Hsu and Kayla Lee each won their sets by scores of 6-0, 6-1, 6-3. The No. 1 team of DeMerit and Haddad won a pair of sets, 6-0, 6-0, before alternating with Snaer and Vy Pham, who won their lone set 6-1.
No. 2 singles Hsiao (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Chloe Liao (6-0, 6-1, 6-1) each swept, while No. 1 Zirn won a pair of sets by 6-0 scores.
The Wolves previously beat visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 11-7. No. 1 singles Zirn (7-6, 6-1) and No. 2 Hsiao (6-3, 6-0) each won a pair of sets, while Liao added one victory, 6-4. The No. 1 doubles team of DeMerit and Haddad (6-0, 6-3), the No. 2 tandem of Avery Hobey and Kayla Lee (6-2, 6-1), and the No. 3 duo of Thomson and Beltz (6-3, 6-4) each won a pair of sets.
Flintridge Prep (11-4 overall, 8-2 in league) sent individuals to compete in the Prep League singles and doubles tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 26; the results were unavailable by the Outlook Valley Sun’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. The CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released on Monday, Oct. 31.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART

The Tologs routed visiting Chaminade High of West Hills, 16-2, in a Mission League match last Tuesday, as the singles players dominated the court.
No. 1 singles Nathalie Genyk (6-0, 6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Ashley Hurjak (6-0, 6-2, 6-1) and No. 3 Madison Wu (6-0, 6-1, 6-0) each swept. The No. 1 doubles team of Meghan Garrity and Kate Mann swept, 6-1, 6-0, 6-4, while the No. 3 tandem of Sophia Durand and Emma Oakland tallied a pair of wins, 6-1, 6-0. The No. 2 duo of Mia Wertheimer and Grace Garrity won a set, 6-1, before the latter rotated with Amelia Koch. The new pair of Wertheimer and Koch won their last set, 6-2.
FSHA competed in the league prelims and finals this week; the results will be included in next week’s issue. Following individual competitions, Flintridge Sacred Heart (3-10 overall, 2-6 in league) will wait for the CIF-SS brackets to be released on Monday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m.

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