Cardinls tennis crushed by Monarchs

By Andrea Camarena

Last week opened East Sequoia League play for the girls tennis teams in both Exeter and Lindsay.

The two faced off in their second EYL match last Thursday on the Cardinal's courts. Exeter came out on top 14-4 for their second league victory.

The loss brings Lindsay's league record down to 0-2. Lindsay fell to Woodlake on the Sept. 7 in their first league match.

Exeter's top two singles competitors, Hannah Heuer and Stephanie Ford, came out of the match undefeated against Lindsay's top three. The two, normally the No. 1 doubles team, split the match against Lindsay in order to spread the wins across the board; a strategy implemented by Exeter Head Coach Jason Welch.

Heuer defeated Lindsay's Ivet Soria after battling down to a 6-3 match and shutting out No. 2 Larissa Watkins 6-0. The Cardinal's Nicole Schiro forfeited her final round of play against Heuer. In the three rounds of singles play, Lindsay claimed one victory. The Cardinal's Soria defeated Eva Rodriguez, Exeter's number three singles in a grueling 6-4 game.

The Cardinals faired better in their doubles rounds. The only pair to end the day undefeated came out of the Lindsay's squad. The Cardinals No. 1 doubles team, Yadi Leon and Dede Lopez, left the courts with wins in all three rounds of play. The pair beat Exeter's no. 1 doubles 6-3, their no. 2 doubles 6-0, and no. 3 doubles 6-1.

This match marks the early portion of the first round of ESL play for both Lindsay and Exeter.

Exeter returned to their home courts on Sept. 14 to face Orosi.

Lindsay hosted another home game on Sept. 14 as well, challenging Dinuba.

Lindsay and Exeter won't see each other again until they enter their second round of ESL matches. Exeter hosts Lindsay at 4 p.m. on Oct. 5.

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