The girls tennis team’s season ended yesterday in the semifinals of the SoCal State Regional tennis tournament. It was a great way to end Coach Joe Ciasulli’s coaching career.
In the quarterfinal match against Westview of San Diego, the #6 seeded team in the Sectional, the girls performed just as they did all year long. They were great, leading to a 6-1 victory. In singles, Audrey Vo won 6-3, 4-6, and 6-3; Haily Huynh won 6-2 and 6-2; Ella Davis won 6-1, 3-6, and 6-1. In doubles, Kacey Feng/Sydney Vo won 6-2 and 6-2; Olga Nagy/Amanda Scott won 6-3 and 6-1; and Kiki Daviduk/Peyton Douglas won 6-0 and 6-2 (note that the State Regional format is four singles/three doubles, with each match being two out of three sets).
In the semifinals, University was just too strong. When the team played University in San Diego earlier this year, the Trojans did not have their foreign star from Venezuela, yet they still defeated the Mustangs 4 to 2. This time they had their entire team. Costa girls fought hard and all of the doubles matches were extremely competitive but only Kacey Feng/Audrey Vo were able to win 4-6, 7-5, and 6-4 against University’s #1 doubles team. Ironically, Peninsula didn’t have their two stars. If there was ever a day to play Peninsula, it was yesterday. However, because they (with their stars) defeated University in the CIF Open Division final, Peninsula became the #1 seed in the Regionals and in the opposite bracket from Cosat. So Costa had to play University in the semifinals. Still, a very good result!