Lady netters win two of threeBy Bruce Whetten
The Douglas Lady Bulldog tennis team went 2-1 last week shutting out Amphi 9-0 before losing to Nogales 6-3 then bouncing back to beat Buena 8-1.
Against Amphi the Lady Bulldogs dominated winning all their singles matches and one of their doubles by shutout.
The entire match lasted just under 90 minutes.
In singles play, Kim Cormier, playing No. 1 singles for Douglas, posted a 6-0, 6-0 win.
Tanya Nunez was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles.
At No. 3 singles Argentina Morales won her match 6-0, 6-0.
Valeria Cordova, playing at No. 4 singles, was a 6-0, 6-0 winner.
Erika Romero won her No. 5 singles match 6-0, 6-0 and Marissa Aguirre was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 6 singles.
In doubles play, Cormier and Nunez won their match 8-0.
Morales and Cordova were 8-2 winners and Romero and Aguirre won 8-2 at No. 3 singles.
In JV play Kim Ruiz won her match 8-0, Alexia Melgoza was a 8-1 winner, Fernanda Quiroz a 8-2 winner and Emily Owen won her singles matches 8-0.
Against Nogales Cormier lost 6-3, 6-1; Nunez fell 6-4, 6-2; Morales was beaten 7-5, 6-2.
Cordova won her match at No. 4 singles 6-4, 6-3
Romero won 7-5, lost 6-4, won tie-breaker 10-8 at No. 5 singles and Aguirre won 6-6 in tie-breaker 7-4, then won second set 6-6 in tie breaker 7-5.
In doubles play Cormier and Nunez lost 8-0.
Morales and Cordova fell 8-6 and Romero and Aguirre were beaten 8-3.
“We had outstanding single matches, with Valeria, Erika and Marissa showing a great deal of poise in their matches,” Douglas’ tennis coach Ken Cormier said. “However, we played flat in our doubles, which turned out to be the difference in the match.” The coach said Nogales will be the strongest team that we’ll play during the season, and overall there were a lot more positives than negatives that we took away from the match.
In JV play Ruiz won 8-6; Melgoza lost 8-4; Quiroz won 8-5 and Owen lost 8-3.
Against Buena Cormier lost her first set 4-6, won the second6- 4, then lost tie-breaker 10-5.
Nunez won her first set 6-4, lost second 6-1, won tie-breaker 10-5.
Morales won her match 6-3, 6-1.
Cordova won her first set 6-4, lost second set 6-3, won tie-breaker 10-4.
Romero won 6-2, 6-3 and Aguirre was a 6-2, 6-4 winner.
In doubles Cormier and Nunez won their match 8-1; Morales and Cordova were 8-4 winners and Romero and Aguirre won their match 8-2.
In JV play Ruiz was a 10-8 winner, Fernanda Quiroz lost 2-8, Owen won 8-4 and Andrea Quiroz won 8-3.
“Despite the cold and wind the team played exceptionally well in defeating a strong Buena team,” Coach Cormier said afterwards. “After the loss to Nogales the girls bounced back with a great deal of determination. I was particularly pleased with the intensity they took into their double matches, which was a problem against Nogales.”
The Lady Bulldogs host Benson tonight.