The Central Valley Christian ladies tennis crew continues to excel in spite of dealing with more difficult festival.
For the fourth season in a row, CVC hoisted a Central Segment plaque at season’s finish.
This time, the top-seeded Cavaliers captured the Central Segment Department III championship after beating No. 6 Porterville 8-1 on Tuesday within the ultimate at School of the Sequoias.
In 2016, CVC received the Department V crown prior to shooting back-to-back Central Segment Department IV titles in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
That luck induced a promotion to Department III this season.
And the Cavaliers proved as soon as once more the bump within the festival didn’t subject.
How have the Cavaliers been so constant underneath head trainer Chris Haworth?
“A ton of determination,” Haworth stated. “A ton of conditioning. Those ladies, they only paintings so onerous.”
CVC clinched its fourth immediately Valley name after singles play, successful 5 of the six suits.
The Cavaliers won a person win every from Rylie Westra, Natalie Boone, Gina Dykstra, Alyssa Tartaglia and Rylee Neese.
Westra led the way in which at No. 1 singles, defeating Porterville’s Chloe Weaver 6-2, 6-4.
The entire Cavaliers’ singles victories, except Tartaglia’s win at No. 5, got here in two units.
The Cavaliers finished their championship run by means of sweeping doubles motion.
Westra and Dykstra teamed up at No. 1, successful 8-5, and the mix of Boone and Leah Zwart blended for an 8-Three choice at No. 2.
At No. Three doubles, Bailey Van Velson and Riley McNiece pulled out an 8-Four victory.
“It is in point of fact fulfilling,” Westra stated. “We installed a large number of onerous paintings. We practiced so much, all over the summer season, particularly. My trainer helped us so much.”
Since taking on midseason in 2015, Haworth has set a brand new same old for ladies tennis at CVC.
The Cavaliers additionally culminated the common season by means of claiming this system’s fourth immediately Central Sequoia League name.
When Haworth took the helm, CVC was once competing in Department V however has since climbed up the ladder to Department III.
Westra credited the Cavaliers’ upward thrust to Haworth’s talent to convey the most productive out of the crew.
“She’s a in point of fact just right trainer,” stated Westra, a three-time crew segment champion. “She pushes us and she or he encourages us. She’s in point of fact just right.”
In spite of graduating closing 12 months’s No. 1 participant at the singles ladder in Haworth’s daughter, Evin, the Cavaliers did not skip a beat with 4 seniors — Westra, Zwart, Neese, and Tartaglia — enjoying a large position in this 12 months’s squad.
“I may now not be extra pleased with those ladies,” Haworth stated. “They’re wonderful.”
With Westra serving as a crew captain, the Cavaliers wrapped up the season on a 13-match win streak.
“Rylie has stepped up into an enormous management place this 12 months,” Haworth stated. “She’s been a commanding pressure for us, evidently.”
CVC will graduate seven seniors all over all of the program subsequent summer season however the basis set by means of Haworth will most probably assist proceed the crew’s successful tradition within the close to long run.
“I feel we now have uncovered CVC to another stage of tennis,” Haworth stated. “And now, we now have were given avid gamers which might be in junior prime which might be beginning to take a look at tennis differently, the place volleyball has all the time been the stronghold at CVC. I feel there are much more ladies which might be taking into account tennis and beginning at a more youthful age, which has for sure helped us.”
Singles: 1. Rylie Westra (C) d. Chloe Weaver 6-2, 6-4; 2. Natalie Boone (C) d. Sierra Mitchell 6-1, 6-3; 3. Jewelia Maniss (P) d. Leah Zwart 7-5, 6-1; 4. Gina Dykstra (C) d. Erica Palad 6-1, 7-5; 5. Alyssa Tartaglia (C) d. Zeila Rivera 6-3, 5-7, 10-6; 6. Rylee Neese (C) d. Lizbeth Martinez 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles: 1. Westra/Dykstra d. Weaver/Maniss 8-5; 2. Boone/Zwart d. Mitchell/Rivera 8-3; 3. Bailey Van Velson/Riley McNiece (C) d. Dez Gomez/Jas Medrano 8-4.
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