On Tuesday, October 8, parents and fans packed the stands for an exciting tennis match with the lady Islanders against the Patrick Henry Patriots. Alejandra Gonzales and Marla Steel, the #1 team, sprang into action with a flawless performance. Coach Moore rewarded the performance with a break for the rest of the afternoon. Meanwhile, Senior Samantha Russell and her freshman partner Kate Perley thrilled the Islander fans by winning against Henry’s #1 doubles team, and winning convincingly 6-2.
On Wednesday, the Islanders traveled to the Balboa Tennis Club, home of the OLP Pilots. With a reliable performance, the Islanders left with a 15-3 win, ironically the same score as when both teams faced off in September. Coach Moore commented, “We are a tough team to beat because of our overall team depth. Everyone competed, and it was good to get all of my player’s court time.”
Coach Moore was remarkably impressed with senior Olivia Strong’s performance in singles. Olivia bageled Pilot #3 and #2 players, 6-0. Nearly as dominant was the outstanding play of all of our doubles specialists. With these two wins, Coronado posts a 13-1 overall record and is 9-0 in Western League play. With a win vs. La Jolla Vikings this coming Tuesday the 15th at 3:30, the Islanders have the opportunity to clinch the Western League title with an undefeated league record. However, as Moore cautions, “We don’t take anything or any school for granted. We will be ready for the Vikings, they can be surprisingly good on any afternoon.”