The South women’s tennis team moved to 6-0 on the season, defeating West Albany 6-2 today at Bush Park. The win put the Saxons in the driver’s seat for the regular season championship with just 5 Greater Valley Conference matches remaining.
West Albany featured the defending league singles champion Ceanne Elliot, who defeated senior Jillian Studer today. Studer, moved to singles as her sister, Loryn was out for rest. Despite the early defeat, the Saxons swept the remaining 3 matches on the singles side. Led by freshman Abby Fedor (6-0, 6-3), senior Kate Paluska (6-0, 6-3) and sophomore Amy Edelblute (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) all recorded wins against their Bulldog opponents.
The biggest upset of the day came when senior Lindsay Flood and junior Kellie McSween bumped up to 1 doubles and beat the West Albany 1 doubles team of Sydney Goertzen (12) and Trillium Bristow (11). The win was the duo’s first at 1 doubles and moved them into contention for a GVC conference championship seed. Juniors Meg Takara and Catherine Hu faced tough opponents, dropping straight sets in their loss. Playing in their first match together, senior Sara Komoda and sophomore Maddy Hadden won their doubles match 6-0, 7-5. The clinching win of the day came from the same duo who pulled it out against Forest Grove as Luciana Linares and Janie Lapray won their match 6-1, 6-4.
The Saxons look to finish their rain-delayed match against North Salem tomorrow at North Salem starting at 4:00.