LJCD tennis girls off to promising start
by Cindy Sureephong
Oct 04, 2012 | 2121 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The girls of La Jolla Country Day are off to a fine start so far this season, netting a 2-2 record and placing fourth in the  prestigious Dana Hills Tournament.           Courtesy photo
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The La Jolla Country Day School girls’ tennis team has had a successful run the past couple years. The JV team has been a dominating force and the varsity team has won the Division III Team Championship title the past two years.

This season, the team is filled with young players who are led by upperclassmen Lindsey Jacobs, Danielle Devor and Lauren Ross.

The Torreys varsity team began the season with a 2-2 record, beating both Coronado High School (14-4) and Scripps Ranch (11-7), and had tough losses against Westview (8-10) and Valhalla (6-12). The Torreys are led by singles players Devor and Ross, who have won most of their matches so far. The duo of Jacobs and Olivia Martin has taken control of the doubles.

One of the most versatile players on the team is sophomore Kendal McGinnis, who has become a strong player in both singles and doubles.

As the lone team from San Diego, the Torreys competed in the prestigious Dana Hills Tournament where they finished fourth. In the first round, the girls tied a Dana Hills team 4-4, but won the match by winning five more games than their opponents. They then defeated Capistrano Valley 7-1.

In the semifinals, Country Day lost in the semis to University, 1-7.

The Torreys then played San Marino for the third and fourth playoff and were defeated 2-6. The fourth-place finish was the best in school history.

Although this season will be tougher than previous years, the main goal is to improve match-by-match. The Torreys are taking one day at a time and hope to bring home yet another CIF title.

— Cindy Sureephong, assistant coach, La Jolla Country Day boys’ and girls’ tennis teams

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