It turned into a day of few surprises, as top seeds reigned ideal at the South region Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships held at Garces Memorial high college Saturday morning.
There has been very little drama in both singles or doubles, as none of Saturday’s matches went three sets. And with four slots available for subsequent week’s Valley character Championships, the top four seeds all advanced in each boy and women singles play.
Garces freshman Kelsey Abraham, clean off her win at remaining week’s Southwest Yosemite League Championships, endured her dominant stretch with a 6-zero, 6-0 win over Liberty’s Kiana Lua inside the qualifying suit Saturday.
Abraham, who didn’t drop a single recreation in regions, says coaching and a spike in self-assurance have brought about her hot streak, as she’s becoming more confident in her competencies as her first yr of varsity motion wears on.
“At the beginning of the season I was super anxious,” she said. “I’m a freshman, this is my first time honestly gambling league. Now that we’re in this tournament, I’ve gotten used to it. I honestly love it.”
Other winners have been Liberty’s Brooke Erickson, who topped Natalie Tun of Centennial 6-3, 6-2; Lauren Li of Stockdale, who earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mailee Francisco of Chaves and Jacqueline Benshoof of Bakersfield Christian, who took down Jordan Losa of Frontier 6-0, 6-1.
It was a breezy day for the top seeds within the boys singles bracket as well, as Centennial’s Brett Yackovich and Liberty’s Sage Nguyen both advanced with 6-zero, 6-0 wins.
Yackovich defeated Nguyen 6-1, 7-5 at remaining week’s SWYL Championships, giving him a head-to-head side gain Nguyen hopes to erase at Valley.
“The rating is (2-1 him) proper now and I want to get that again,” Nguyen stated. “(Valley) is another event for me to attempt to get lower back at him.”
Nguyen’s Patriot teammate Thomas Lehman advanced with a 6-0, 6-4 win against CJ Gimena of Centennial, even as BCHS’ Ryan Bashirtash moved on with a 6-2, 7-6 win in opposition to Stockdale’s Sunny Choi.
The top 4 seeds all superior in boys doubles as well, with Liberty’s Heman Wahi and Bradley Campoy (6-1, 6-1), Centennial’s Derek Klopstein and Max Geissel (6-0, 6-1), Garces’ Patrick Blaine and Nico Fanucchi (6-1, 7-5) and Stockdale’s Avya Shukla and Sanat Sharma (7-5, 6-4) all winning in immediately sets.
And at the same time as women doubles became the only very last that noticed someone strengthens from outside the pinnacle 4, final-round fits weren’t exactly pulse-pounding.
Teams from Garces (Kylee Limpias and Jocie Sala), BCHS (Hannah Kratt and Bri Hiebert) and Stockdale (Jasmine Flores and Gabi Guijarro) all won 6-0, 6-zero, while the 12th-seeded Liberty group of Naomi Pavletich and Paige Melton superior through injury forfeit.