UDPATE: Bishop’s defeated Coronado in CIF play by a score of 14-4.
Last week, the Islander Girls’ Tennis Team competed at the Western League Individual Tournament held at Balboa Tennis Center. This is a tournament where all six Western League schools (Cathedral, Scripps Ranch, OLP, Patrick Henry and La Jolla) send five singles and five doubles entries for a 32-person/team draw. The goal for any Western League player is to finish in the top five as the top five finishers in both singles and doubles gain an automatic entry into the season-ending CIF Individual Championships starting Monday, 11 Nov. Every League in SD County has an Individual tournament to determine entries into the CIF tournament and last week was one week after the Islanders won the Western League championship with an undefeated season for the second year in a row and four out of the past five years.
This Tuesday, October 29th, the Islanders, as the #4 team in the Open Division (only the top 8 teams are selected in this division) host #5 Bishop’s at Coronado at 2:30 p.m. (admission is free). UDPATE: Bishop’s defeated Coronado in CIF play by a score of 14-4.
Head Coach Rob Moore mentioned, “Bishop’s is a very strong team though we beat them during the regular season, but it was the example of how every game counts. The set score was tied at the end of regulation 9-9 as were games 86-86 (the second tiebreaker to determine the match winner) so we went to which team did the best in doubles and we prevailed 6-3 thereby winning that match by the slimmest of margins. We know they are solid, but if I were Bishop’s I don’t think I’d like to travel down to the Rock to face the Islanders. We’ll be ready.”
The team playoffs continue as long as schools win in a single-elimination format. So, come and support the Lady Islanders on Tuesday and provide some loud support.