Coronado Narrowly Gets By Danes
May 2, 2012Fountain Valley School
It looked as though FVS was going to lose almost all of their matches at the end of three games. Only one team was ahead. At the end, it became a nail biter.
The No. 4 doubles team of Hiroko Omura ’13 and Bineshii Hermes-Roach ’13 finished first with a relatively easy win 6-1, 6-4. A short time later, Rina Onishi ’13 finished her No. 3 singles match on a roll. She was behind 3-4 in the first set and then won the next nine games in order to win 6-4, 6-0. The No. 3 doubles team of Caroline Verbica ’15 and Ji Won Park ’14 staged a last minute comeback but couldn’t finish it off. After falling behind in the second set 1-4, they rallied back to only one game back at 4-5. They could not break their opponents’ last service game so they finished with a score of 3-6, 4-6.
Casey Lane ’14 had a very frustrating No. 1 singles match. Her opponent had a decent lob and hit almost every ball with a strong backspin. She also moved well on the court. She defeated Lane 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Hyun Jung Choi ’12 and Jessica Chu ’12 were defeated 3-6, 4-6, leaving FVS down 2-3. The No. 2 doubles team came back from losing the first set to winning handily the next two sets finishing with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory. That left the match up to the No. 2 singles players. It was an exciting match with numerous lead changes and a mixture of great shots and nervous mistakes. Finally Alyssa Mavor ’13 succumbed to her opponent on a well-played point and the match ended 5-7, 5-7.
This coming Thursday and Friday, the FVS girls will test their skills in the Region 6 State Qualifying Tournament held at Cheyenne Mountain. There will be a total of 12 teams competing with only two qualifiers from each category moving on to the state tournament. Matches generally begin at either 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. and finish due to darkness. Some times a playoff is required on Saturday.