Sequoia Girls' Tennis Defeats South San Francisco

The girls rallied from a loss at the two teams' first meet and came back with a win.

Courtesy of Pam McKenney

The Sequoia High School girls' tennis team defeated South San Francisco 5-2 and the teams split their season series in Peninsula Athletic League-Ocean Division play Tuesday in Redwood City. 

The first time these teams met, the Warriors won 4-3.

The teams hold 6-2 records behind league leader Half Moon Bay. 

"The whole team rebounded after our first defeat to South San Francisco," Sequoia coach Phil McKenney said. "They played well, were consistent and served really well today. 

"Our doubles players had some good volleys, too." 

After Natalie Clark in singles and the team of Lauren Newman and Alex Hilbert won for the Cherokees, the match came down to the No.2 singles which Sarah Ciambrone pulled out a three-set win then Sesilia Lauese and Sarah Cunningham teamed for a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles to seal the win. 

PAL-Ocean Sequoia 5, South SF 2

 Singles -- Regina Leung (SSF) d. Sadie Rehn 6-1, 6-1; Sarah Ciambrone (S) d. Leanna Pangan 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; Christine Yee (SSF) d. Julie Self 6-1, 6-4; Natalie Clark (S) d. Sam Pacheco 6-2, 6-2. Doubles -- Lauren Newman-Alex Hilbert (S) d. Winnie Yee-Fiona Leviste 6-1, 6-2; Sesilia Lauese-Sarah Cunningham (S) d. Ginn Liu-Cindy Li 6-3, 6-1; Raveen Johal-Carolyn Burtt (S) d. Jaira Pakgalinawan-Czareanan DuLaire 6-4, 6-1.


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