Downey girls tennis on verge of winning league

DOWNEY - The Downey High School girls' tennis team was poised to earn San Gabriel Valley League champion honors for the first time in school history, pending a win against Lynwood yesterday (scores unavailable at press time).The Downey girls' tennis team has an overall record of 10-5 and a league record of 9-2. Downey defeated last year's league champion and current Division III 10th ranked Paramount 10-8 on Oct. 2, Lynwood 15-3 on Oct. 5, Warren 10-8 on Oct. 9, Gahr 10-1; stopped early due to rain and lightning on Oct. 11 and Paramount again on Oct. 12, 9-9 (75-63 criteria decision). Erin Freeman has been a standout player for the Lady Vikings. She has been the "difference maker" in the second round of league play, according to Coach Diego. Also playing well for the Lady Vikings are singles players Alejandra Roque and Tara Kazimi. Doubles players Nicole Sibal/Michelle Morales have played well as have the doubles teams of Jessica Angell/Elizabeth Aceves and Milanny Vazquez/Toni Salgado. The S.G.V.L. singles tournament will take place at Warren this Tuesday and the doubles tournament will take place Wednesday. The finals are scheduled for Thursday. Post-season opponents and venues will de determined as league finals conclude. Coach Diego would like to thank her assistant coaches Micah Karzen and Juanita Coon for their hard work and dedication this season. This league title would certainly not have been possible without them.

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27