Kaytlin Taylor wasn’t certain what to anticipate in her first yr with the Huntington Seaside Top ladies’ tennis workforce.
Taylor’s skill was once glaring, however the junior left-hander had simply spent two years at a hybrid highschool, Pacific Coast in Tustin. How would she are compatible in on a Huntington Seaside workforce coming off profitable the CIF Southern Phase Department Three identify final yr, this system’s first CIF crown?
“After I first determined to come back in, I used to be like, ‘I’ve to a minimum of like one particular person, or get together with a minimum of a pair [of] other people,’” Taylor mentioned. “However I in reality love each unmarried probably the most ladies.”
Taylor helped engineer but any other magical season for the Oilers (19-5). It incorporated claiming the Wave League championship, which was once the primary league identify in program historical past. And in spite of shifting up two CIF divisions, Taylor helped lead Huntington Seaside to the Department 1 semifinals ahead of a 13-Five loss to top-seeded Corona del Mar, which went directly to win the crown.
Taylor earns the 2019 Day by day Pilot Ladies’ Tennis Dream Staff Participant of the 12 months award for her management and team-first perspective.
She additionally gained the Wave League singles identify in memorable style, with a 1-6, 6-3, 11-Nine victory over Marina freshman Mika Ikemori. Taylor battled thru cramps within the third-set super-tiebreaker, taking an damage timeout at 9-Nine ahead of profitable the final two issues.
Taylor giggles when the dramatic nature of the fit is introduced up. The win over Ikemori avenged the one lack of the common season for Taylor, who completed 58-2.
She was once undefeated within the workforce playoffs and complex to the spherical of 16 within the CIF Southern Phase Folks singles event, ahead of dropping 6-0, 6-Four to No. 4-seeded Jordyn McBride of Valencia West Ranch.
“She’s somewhat a participant,” Oilers trainer Suzanne DeVries mentioned. “Even after her ultimate loss, she had an overly calm demeanor. Very humble and thankful for her alternatives.”
Taylor loved the risk to assist the Oilers once more make historical past.
“I believe like we did significantly better than we have been all anticipating ourselves to do,” she mentioned. “I believe find it irresistible added numerous self assurance to our complete workforce in combination, for subsequent yr, no longer best only for this yr. That was once in reality a laugh to head thru with [my teammates].”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Binnquist took over the Mustangs simply ahead of the beginning of the season, as the pinnacle training place had no longer been stuffed since Ryan and Meg Broccolo had resigned in June. It was once tough sledding to start with for Costa Mesa, which didn’t also have sufficient avid gamers to box a complete lineup firstly of the season. Binnquist, an achieved pickleball participant who’s the grandmother of Corona del Mar Top soccer operating again Riley Binnquist, nonetheless guided Costa Mesa to its 2d immediately outright Orange Coast League identify. The Mustangs completed 9-Eight general and 7-1 within the league, dropping 11-7 to San Dimas within the first spherical of the CIF Southern Phase Department Four playoffs.
Marina | Fr.
Ikemori, an achieved junior event participant, didn’t disappoint in her first yr of highschool tennis. She was once the Wave League singles runner-up for Marina (10-13, 0-6 in league) and complex to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Phase Folks singles event. Identified for her sportsmanship up to her skill, Ikemori completed the season 36-2.
Corona del Mar | Jr.
Jervis made this record in doubles final yr, however she made the transfer to No. 1 singles this yr for the Sea Kings. She helped lead CdM (18-5, 6-Zero in Surf League) to league and CIF Southern Phase Department 1 titles. Taking part in towards many gifted avid gamers within the Sea Kings’ tough nonleague agenda, Jervis nonetheless completed with a 40-15 file and complex to the second one spherical of the Folks singles event.
Huntington Seaside | So.
Huynh was once the highest singles participant on final yr’s CIF Southern Phase Department Three identify workforce for the Oilers, and this yr she moved to the No. 2 line with the addition of Taylor. The competitive Huynh looked as if it would give a boost to over the process the season and completed 43-14. She was once fourth within the Wave League singles event.
Ella Pachl and Sarah MacCallum
Laguna Seaside | Sr. and So.
The UC San Diego-bound Pachl and MacCallum would in most cases each be singles avid gamers for the Breakers (9-9, 3-Three in Wave League to tie for 2d), however they teamed up in doubles for the CIF Southern Phase Folks event. It paid dividends. The Wave League doubles champions went 7-Zero within the event and was simply the second one Laguna Seaside doubles workforce to win the Folks crown.
Reece Kenerson and Jane Paulsen
Corona del Mar | Jr. and So.
Kenerson and Paulsen settled in because the No. 1 doubles workforce for the Sea Kings. They completed 22-2 and got here up with a grasp sweep in CdM’s 11-7 CIF Southern Phase Department 1 identify fit win over Los Angeles Marlborough, rallying for a key win in the second one spherical. They complex to the CIF Southern Phase Folks doubles spherical of 16, dropping to the eventual finalists from Beckman.
Zoe Coggins and Kailee You
Edison | Sr. and So.
Coggins, who is certain for Dominican College of California and was once the Chargers’ No. 1 singles participant for all 4 years, concept it will be a laugh to play in doubles for the postseason. She and You teamed as much as grow to be Wave League doubles finalists and advance to the spherical of 32 of the CIF Southern Phase Folks event. Additionally they helped Edison end 10-7 general and 3-Three within the difficult Wave League to tie for 2d.
Participant, College, 12 months
Makenna Livingston, Marina, Jr.
Kristina Veskovic, Corona del Mar, So.
Leslie Delgado, Costa Mesa, Sr.
Avid gamers, College, Years
Madison Dao and Julia Yuen, Sage Hill, Seniors
Ashley Thomas and Cate 1st viscount montgomery of alamein, Corona del Mar, Sr. and Fr.
Tori Varela and Olivia Sipiora, Corona del Mar, Juniors
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