Tennis: Lady Islanders Roll Through Opponents – Improve to 13-1

Samantha Russell ready at the net.

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.”

Lauren Pettit

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.” 

Samantha Russell
Samantha Russell shakes hands after the win.


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Joseph Williamson
Joseph and his family moved from Chula Vista to Coronado during elementary school. He immediately acclimatized by picking up surfing on his first day on the "island". When not covering CHS Sports, he enjoys surfing, skateboarding and making skate videos with his friends. Joseph is a Digital Art Student in CoSA and loves to travel. Have a story for The Coronado Times to cover? Send news tips or story ideas to: