Lady netters season ends in state semifinalsBy Bruce Whetten
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs tennis team saw its season come to an end last Thursday when they fell 5-2 to Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) in the state semifinals.
PCDS went on to win the state championship Saturday beating Miami by the same score.
In the match with PCDS, Kim Cormier lost her singles match 6-2, 6-3.
Argentina Morales, playing in the No. 2 spot, won her match 7-5, 6-2.
Valeria Cordova, playing in the No. 3 spot, fell 6-2, 6-3.
Erika Romero, at No. 4 singles, lost 6-3, 6-2 and Marissa Aguirre won 6-0m 6-1 at No. 5 singles.
Douglas forfeited its No. 6 singles match and one of its two doubles matches. Those two forfeits ended up costing the Lady Bulldogs in the end.
Two days earlier the Lady Bulldogs recorded their second straight shutout of the state playoffs beating Florence 5-0 at the DHS tennis courts.
In the Lady Bulldogs win Cormier won her singles match 6-2,6-2. Tanya Nunez was a 6-2, 6-4 winner; Morales a 6-0, 6-0 winner; Romero a 7-5,6-0 winner and Aguirre a 6-0, 6-0 winner.
Douglas finished the year 17-2, sectional champions and winners of the Thatcher tournament.
Looking back on the season Douglas' coach Ken Cormier said it was a great season and the girls have a lot to be proud of.