Good Win Prepares Danes for a Long Upcoming Week
April 25, 2012Fountain Valley School
The Colorado Springs Christian School’s girls tennis team had to win every match in order to beat FVS. They only had six of the 11 players needed to fill in each position on a tennis team.
Rina Onishi ’13 won her No. 3 singles match quickly to guarantee Fountain Valley School a victory as a team. She repeated her scores from the day before, 6-0, 6-0.
The longest match of the day was a well-played battle at No. 1 singles. Casey Lane ’14 was just enough better than her opponent to pull out a 7-5, 6-3 victory. Lane was playing some of her best tennis of the season in the second set which helped her take a 5-2. Alyssa Mavor ’13 played a good No. 2 singles match in which she chased down many difficult balls and hit some very nice angles to enable her to win 6-2, 6-2.
At No. 1 doubles, Jessica Chu ’12 and Allison Seo ’13 won the first set of their match relatively easily but had a very tough battle at the end of the second set. They had to play a 12 point tiebreak (first team to seven and must win by at least two) at 6-6 to determine the winner of the second set. They jumped to an early lead and won the tiebreak 7-1. Their match score was 6-2, 7-6 (1).
The rest of the matches were won by default. Scheduled to play at No. 2 doubles were Maggie Imig ’12 and Jayne Kucharski ’13. Ji Won Park ’14 and Caroline Verbica ’15 were scheduled to play the No. 3 doubles match. At No. 4 doubles, Hiroko Omura ’13 and Bineshii Hermes-Roach ’13 were supposed to get another chance to play.
Next week will be a busy week. Monday, the FVS girls tennis team will be playing Colorado Springs School at Memorial Park at 4 p.m.. Tuesday, FVS will have a home match with Sand Creek H.S., while Wednesday there will be a make-up match with Cheyenne Mountain’s Varsity 2 team. Saturday is Family Weekend and Alexander Dawson’s girls tennis team will be coming to play on Saturday morning. Having that many matches close to the regional tournament should help the players learn to prepare for multiple matches.