Tennis looks to make playoffs
By Jacob H. Pollon
Sierra Canyon Athletics Dept.
The Sierra Canyon girls tennis team is off to its best start in recent memory after a very successful week.
The Trailblazers knocked off Heritage Christian on Wednesday and squeezed past Crossroads in a Gold Coast League match on Thursday. The score against Heritage Christian was 13-5 and 9-9 against Crossroads. Sierra Canyon used a 72-69 games advantage to get the win.
“It’s the best year we’ve had in a while,” top singles player Sammi Perry said. “We are strategizing more. Our singles and doubles teams are more connected. We have a real chance for playoffs. We need four more match wins. We can beat Viewpoint.”
It will be very tough with the likes of Campbell Hall, Brentwood and Viewpoint still looming but the 6-4 overall record is a breath of fresh air. Sierra Canyon is on a three-game winning streak.
Leading the way has been Perry with Lily Tucker. The duo combined to win 36 of 37 games against Heritage Christian sweeping all six sets. The doubles team of Audrey Young and Samantha Hariz swept its three doubles sets.
In the victory over Crossroads, Perry won all three sets not losing a single game and Tucker swept, too.
“This year is so much better for me,” Perry said. “I practiced all summer. My mental game is better. I want to play at a real good Div. 3 college.”
Sierra Canyon is back on the court Monday in a 3 p.m. home match against Buckley at Cal St. Northridge. The girls resume league play Thursday at Brentwood.