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December 9, 2023

Tennis | Gonzales Spartan girls win Cypress Division title

GONZALES — The Gonzales High School girls tennis team earned its first-ever team title by winning the Cypress Division of the Pacific Coast Athletic League.

Gonzales claimed the title after finishing the division season with a 12-0 league record and were 13-1 overall. Girls tennis has been a sport at Gonzales High as one of the first sports under Title IX.

“My expectations for this season was that the girls were going to play the best they have ever played,” said Gonzales head tennis coach Athena Landeros. “I am very proud of the girls that we were able to take first place in our league. The girls worked very hard to win league and were able to finish undefeated.”

Assisting Landeros were Jennifer Young and Cesar Ayon.

In singles play, the Spartans were led by Alejandra Pinon, who led the tri-county area with a 12-0 record. Rounding out the top singles players were Angela Madrigal at No. 2, Briget Valdez at No. 3 and Judith Zarate at No. 4.

The top doubles team for Gonzales were: No. 1 Aliyah Castillo and Sofia Navarro, No. 2 Gracie Leon and Guadalupe Cervantes and No. 3 Maya Flores and Leticia Bernardino.

Yesterday, the Spartans hosted Carmel in a Central Coast Section team play-in match to qualify for the CCS tournament. Carmel placed second in the Gabilan Division behind division champion Robert Louis Stevenson with a 8-2 mark and were 14-3 overall.

On Oct. 30-31, Gonzales will participate in the PCAL Individual Finals Tournament. The CCS Tournament will be held on Nov. 6-7, with the site to be determined.


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