With the addition of Adams, Sage Hill -- which reached the Division V semifinals and lost to Malibu the last two years -- was over the hump.
Adams, was 70-11 in singles sets overall and 32-0 in the Academy League.
She saved her best for last, going 14-0 in the CIF playoffs. Adams swept her sets, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, in the CIF semifinals last Thursday as Sage Hill defeated Morro Bay, 14-4. She came back on Monday and swept her sets, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1, in the championship match, which the Lightning won, 10-8, over Aquinas.
Earlier this season, Adams took third place in the Academy League Tournament and was an all-tournament selection in the Lightning Invitational, which Sage Hill (22-3) won.
"She's really come on strong," Sage Hill Coach A.G. Longoria said. "She's really got the best all-court game on the team. She can serve and volley, she can play steady, she can play with power and she can come to the net."
Adams, an All-Academy League first-team selection for the Lightning this season, was 51-1 against Division V opponents. All season, she rotated into the No. 1 singles spot with Geocaris and Langer, who were also first-team all-league picks.
Whether she was Sage Hill's No. 1 singles player or No. 3 player, she was never far from a sweep.
And she did it all with a smile on her face.
"I'm positive on the court," Adams said. "I don't get mad. I have good sportsmanship."
Adams, who is appearing in the school play, "The Assassins," shot down opponents on the court all season, and has a CIF title under her belt to prove it.
"When I held up the gold plaque, I felt really good," Adams said. "I felt like all the hard work was worth it."
Born: Feb. 17, 1990
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Weight: 100 pounds
Position: Singles player
Coach: A.G. Longoria
Favorite food: Rice and fish
Favorite movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Favorite athletic moment: "When I won the all-around athletic, academics and arts achievement award last year in my school in Japan. You have to have better than a 3.6 GPA."
Week in review: Adams swept her sets, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, in the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals last Thursday as Sage Hill defeated Morro Bay, 14-4. Adams came back on Monday and swept her sets in the championship match, which the Lightning won, 10-8, over Aquinas.
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