ready for playoffs
By Misty Volaski
Nordhoff's girls' tennis crew
looks to be in a good position. Though they are out of the running
for a Frontier League championship - Malibu's girls are "blowing
everyone out of the water," said Ranger coach Rebecca Cook
- the Rangers have a decent chance at second, a placement good
enough to get them into the CIF-SS playoffs.
Nordhoff realized the Sharks' wrath last week when Nordhoff fell,
14-4 at home. Malibu swept all of its singles matches.
The Ranger doubles teams fared a little better - each of the
three pairs had at least one set win. Danica Day and Tara Saylor,
acting as Nordhoff's No. 1 doubles duo, won their first match,
6-2, but lost the second, 2-6. Because that loss guaranteed the
Sharks the win, NHS coach Cook substituted Christina Boi and
Jena Jehle for the third match, which they lost, 1-6.
Nordhoff's Nathalie Selleslags and Perry Johnson took two of
their three matches, while Nicole Pettler and Alex Paddock took
only their first match.
The day after the Sharks' slaughter of Nordhoff, the Lady Rangers
came back with a 14-4 win against Oaks Christian. NHS swept its
singles matches and added a few more subs (Katie Downey, Cassie
Sullivan, Jehle and Sara Bandoli) for their doubles girls once
the match was clinched by NHS.
"We're playing in league finals next Thursday," said
Cook. "There's three teams that are nicely matched. It's
going to be a fun day."
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