RIVERSIDE: On their home courts, King’s tennis team entered the Quarter final round of CIF D1, a Championship round King Tennis has never contested at the Division One in it’s storied and illustrious 20 seasons.
But the girls lost to Troy High School of Fullerton in a tight match that was hard fought to the very end.
“The ‘fight’ never ended” Coach Gagnon said of her girls competitive spirit, “But Troy proved to be the better team in yesterday’s CIF quarterfinal match at King.
The Lady Wolves never gave up. “they played with all they had within them” Gagnon said.
“We knew singles-play was going to be tough as Troy has some outstanding players.” Gagnon said, “and so we knew we had to outplay the Warriors on Doubles.”
The Lady Wolves fell just short of their goal, giving up only one set in Doubles. In Singles, as expected, Troy played well and King was able to pick up only one set.
In the end the grit the girls played with was not enough to topple Troy. The two teams ended in a 9-9 tie of matches, which goes to “games won” tie breaker.
King amassed four fewer game wins and thus was handed the disappointing defeat. games!
“Its a disappointing loss” Gagnon commented, “but the girls displayed sportsmanship which made it great and proud to be King.”
Doubles teams of Naneeta Desar & Katie Lucius, AND Jaslyn Gines & Hannah Turner, along with singles player, Geetika Sreeram will now continue on into CIF Individual play which resumes Thanksgiving week.