PALMDALE — The Knight girls tennis team began Golden League play with a 16-2 victory over Palmdale at Palmdale High School on Tuesday.
The Hawks (1-0 GL) swept all nine doubles sets with No. 1 Bianca Gonzalez and Jennifer Avila winning 6-2, 6-0, 6-3, followed by No. 2 Perla Lizarraga and Zubadia Morataya Bashir’s 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) sweep. No. 3 Sabrina Bulsombut and Llajayra Linares picked up a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 sweep.
In singles, Knight’s Gayveth Dimas swept 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, while Esther Chamale won two 6-1 sets and Rosie Garcia also won two sets, 6-2, 7-5.
Palmdale’s No. 1 singles player Cheyenne Adams picked up the Falcons’ two wins, 6-4 and 6-1.
Knight will play Rosamond in a non-league match at Palmdale High today before returning to league play vs. Lancaster at AVC on Thursday.
Palmdale takes on Littlerock at home on Thursday.
Vasquez 6, Desert 3
EDWARDS AFB — The Vasquez girls tennis team defeated Desert 6-3 on Tuesday, bringing the Mustangs’ record to 2-3.
Vasquez No. 1 singles player Caroline Fox defeated Desert’s Jade Sprague 6-1, 6-1 to improve her record to 12-1 on the season.
No. 5 Shelby Spinrad also won her match, coming back from losing the first set to Desert’s Patricia Buenida for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory. No. 6 Annabel Becker defeated Desert’s Adina Cook 6-4, 7-5.
“The girls stayed mentally tough in a lot of really close matches today, proving once again that they are a team that will battle for every point,” Vasquez coach Ashley Litchfield McEachern said.
The Mustangs played two tiebreakers in doubles and won all three matches.
Fox and Ryann Arnold defeated Sprague and Ashley Rice 6-1, 6-3, while Spinrad and Sarah Hammonds teamed up for a 1-6, 6-3, 10-5 victory over Desert’s Brianne Conway and Lauren Ribancos and Amy Johnson and Marie Osborn defeated Desert’s Rena Cook and Louisa Ramirez 1-6, 6-2, 10-4.
Rice, Conway and Ribancos all picked up singles wins for the Scorpions.
Rice defeated Arnold, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, while Conway won 6-4, 6-2 over Vasquez’s Sharon Kroul and Ribancos defeated Hammonds 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Vasquez will play Paraclete at Quartz Hill High today.
Saugus 12, Quartz Hill 6
QUARTZ HILL — The Quartz Hill girls tennis team lost to Saugus 12-6 in a non-league match on Tuesday.
The Rebels were supposed to begin Golden League play against Lancaster on Tuesday, but the match had to be rescheduled.
Riley Johnson won two sets, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1 singles for the Rebels, while Hanna Hoang picked up a 6-2 win. Johnson’s first set of the day was a battle with Saugus’ Emily Christianson who won 7-6 (13-11).
Semma Hadaya and Brooke Faulk swept 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles for Quartz Hill.
The Rebels played in a tournament on Saturday and a match in Ridgecrest on Monday before Tuesday’s match.
“I believe there was some good tennis today and it was a great opportunity to play some competitive tennis before the (league) season starts for the girls,” Quartz Hill coach Liz Litchfield said. “They held up pretty good the first round and just started to fade out.”
The Rebels will take today off before opening league play against Eastside at AV High on Thursday.
Campbell Hall 3, Paraclete 1
NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The Paraclete girls volleyball team fell to Campbell Hall 25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 25-8 in a Gold Coast League match on Tuesday.
Samantha Parra recorded 21 digs for the Spirits (3-9, 0-4), while Hailee Watts led the team with eight kills and added 19 digs.
Despite the loss, Paraclete coach Tara Rust and assistant coach Margaret Neill were both pleased with how the team played.
“Campbell Hall, they’re a good team,” Neill said. “We thought our kids played really well today. … As Tara said, ‘A lot more relentless pursuit on the ball today.’”
The Spirits will play Windward at home on Monday.
Frazier Mountain 3,
LEBEC — The Rosamond girls volleyball team lost its High Desert League opener on Tuesday, 25-11, 25-18, 25-20 at Frazier Mountain High School.
Freshman Kylee Eubanks-Hemee led the Roadrunners (9-4, 0-1) with six kills and six digs, Tori Gomez finished with five kills and setter Hannah Kirk added seven assists.
Rosamond will host Bishop on Thursday.
California City 3,
EDWARDS AFB – The California City girls volleyball team won its High Desert League opener on Tuesday, in straight sets at Desert High, 25-9, 25-16, 25-19.
Paige Blackmore led the Ravens (10-7, 1-0) with nine kills and 15 aces and Schwanhilde Haely finished with seven kills.
California City will host Frazier Mountain on Thursday and its annual tournament featuring 32 teams on Friday and Saturday.