On Tuesday, the CHS Girls Varsity team took on Division I opponent Mira Mesa. With two players out due to illness, Head Coach Rob Moore had to make changes to the doubles line-up and the doubles teams rose to the occasion. Marie Balfour paired with Madison Smith at #1 doubles and swept the Mira Mesa three doubles teams 6-0, 6-3 and 6-3. Elena Wang, along with her partner Lauren McBride also swept in doubles winning 6-0, 6-2, 6-3. Also, Emily Breay and Bri Lehr split two sets, 7-5 and 4-6 before Aldara Krantzberg was inserted in the line-up with Breay, winning against the #1 doubles team 6-2.
In singles, #1 Hana Granillo lost to Mira Mesa's #1 singles player 1-6 and then rebounded with two strong sets, winning against the #3 singles player and pushing the #2 singles player to a tiebreaker and winning the last match of the day 7-6 (5) in an absolute thriller. Keala Hallerberg and Maya Antes both won their matches against the #3 singles player and losing to both the #1 and #2 singles players.
The Coronado Lady Islanders are now 4-1 in non-league play and begin Western League play against OLP this Thursday at the Balboa Tennis Center (Morley Field). Next week Varsity plays La Jolla (away) on Tuesday while on Thursday, Varsity hosts Cathedral Catholic at 3:00 p.m. View their upcoming schedule here
On Wednesday, the CHS junior varsity team took on Ramona High School for the first time. The Islanders dominated, only dropping 5 games and zero sets throughout the entire match. No. 1 singles seed Priscilla Gomez, #2 singles Chrissy Seggerman, and #3 singles Camilla Ituarte won in straight sets. Priscilla winning 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0, Chrissy winning 6-0, 6-0, and 6-0, and Camilla winning 6-0, 6-2, and 6-0, these three came out strong against Ramona.
In doubles, #1 seed Meagan Whalen and Chloe Hoffman and #2 seeded Torrey Henry and Madelyn Rosin dominated all three rounds, not dropping a game. 6-0,6-0,6-0. No. 3 doubles team Camila Orozco and Haley Sund defeated their opponents 6-0 and 6-0. Substituting for Camila and Haley in the third round, Mary Holman and Miranda Diaz finished off the match with a 6-2 win. The JV islanders came out with an overall win of 18-0.
Next Tuesday, JV plays La Jolla at home at 3:30 and away at Cathedral Catholic on Thursday.
Photo: Coronado Islanders Varsity singles player Keala Hallerberg eyes the ball for a slice backhand return during her match against the Mira Mesa High School Marauders. Hallerberg won this match vs. the Mira Mesa #3 singles player 6-0 and the Islanders went on to win the team match 12-6 against their Div I opponent. Photo by Joan C. Fahrenthold