Cañada College Women’s Tennis Team: Northern California Regional Champions!Tue, 19 April, 2022 at 10:51 am
Our Women’s Tennis Team are Northern California Regional Champions. One more win away from the State Championship!
NorCal Regional Dual Team Championship Match
Cañada (3) at Chabot (1)
The Co-Coast Conference Champions set up a third, tie breaking match after both dominated in the earlier rounds of the NorCal Regional bracket. Chabot earned the higher seed by beating the Colts in their most recent meeting, tying in the regular season at 11-1.
In this third meeting of the '22 season, the Co-Champs had more than just a tie-break; there were bragging rights in the Coast Conference, a NorCal Regional Team Title, and a spot in the season-finale State Championship in Bakersfield.
The match started quickly, loudly, and with waves of energy as the doubles matches got underway. Early on, all three Cañada teams took the lead at 2-1. After an hour of battle, the Colts flipped the doubles result from the previous two meetings, going into the singles matches up, 2-1.
The Colts knew they needed to take advantage of this lead, and grab their wins, quickly.
The Cañada 3, Josie Thompson, made short work of her opponent, beating her 6-0, 6-0, followed by a Chabot win at line 4 with the same score. Up 3-2, the Colts' stampede began to struggle at certain lines, with Chabot picking up the next win at singles 1.
With three remaining matches, clinch player, Michaela Llewelyn brought the energy back to the Cañada bench, securing a 7-5, 6-4 victory in her third meeting against Chabot's Julie Santiago.
After hearing the resounding, "Let's go!" from Llewelyn at Court 2, Cañada's 5 (Cori Mehring) and 6 (Claudia Westrum) stepped up in a race to the finish.
As she did in the Regional Semifinal, Cori Mehring clinched her match with a 6-3, 7-5 win, earning her team a NorCal Championship, and sending the Colts the State Championship match, scheduled for this Saturday (4/23/22) at Bakersfield Racquet Club.
1. Zoe Olmos/Julia Santiago (Cha) def. Zuzia Dziewieçka/Josie Thompson (Cañ), 8-4
2. Michaela Llewelyn/Lauren Denenberg (Cañ) def. Sandy Morizawa/Alma Hwang (Cha), 8-6
3. Susan Kettering/Claudia Westrum (Cañ) def. Mi Qi/Ronnette Tolentino (Cha), 9-7
1. Z. Olmos (Ch) def. Z. Dziewieçka (Ca), 6-0, 6-1
2. M. Llewelyn (Ca) def. J. Santiago (Ch), 7-5, 6-4
3. J. Thompson (Ca) def. S. Cornelio (Ch), 6-0, 6-0
4. S. Morozawa (Ch) def. L. Denenberg (Ca), 6-0, 6-0
5. C. Mehring (Ca) def. G. Madison (Ch), 6-3, 7-5
6. C. Westrum (Ca) v. Mi Qi (Ch) --- Match stopped
Cañada def. Chabot, 5-3; Wins Northern California Championship, and is set to play in State Championship against (TBD).
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