SELMA — Kingsburg High won No. 1 singles, but Selma prevailed overall, defeating the Vikings 7-2 in a Central Sequoia League girls tennis match Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Lana Drincic endured the heat and flying insects at No. 1 singles to defeat Selma’s Clarissa Condit 6-3, 4-6 (10-7).
“I was trying to hit the ball deep and make her run for it,” said Drincic, whose smooth strokes are her strength.
Condit employed a similar strategy.
“I tried to angle it to one side and then the other side,” Condit said. “Sometimes they went in and sometimes not.”
Condit said Drincic’s consistency and her serve make her difficult to play. The Bear standout said she is trying to improve her own serve.
Selma won the rest of the singles matches. Alina Lopez defeated Zoe Van Buerden 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Angelica Morfin prevailed at No. 3 against Skylar Mattie, 6-0, 6-2. At No. 4, Emily Sanchez downed Raine Palomino 6-1, 6-4. Laura Vasquez triumphed at No. 5, defeating Madelyn Gunland 6-4, 6-4. Also, Gisselle Guzman beat Emma Stahl 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6.
The Bears (5-0 overall, 1-0 in the CSL) won two of three doubles matches. Sanchez/Guzman topped Mattie/Palomino 8-1 and a Selma team with names unavailable beat Kingsburg’s team 8-2 at No. 3.
Kingsburg won No. 1 doubles, as Drincic/Van Buerden defeated Condit/Morfin 8-6.