Two more victories in league and the Sailors finish league undefeated in back-to-back years.
“I’m so proud of my girls,” said Coach Kristen Case, whose Sailors are 12-3 overall. “The girls that were sick knew how important this match was for us and their effort was unbelievable.”
Case said one of the ill players was Blake Bakkila. The sophomore played No. 3 singles and beat Esperanza’s No. 2 and No. 3 players. Case decided to take her out because she was fatigued.
“She was amazing,” said Case, whose Sailors play at Los Alamitos Thursday at 3 p.m.
Newport Harbor’s No. 1 doubles team of Ricki Archie and Christina Young improved to 22-0 in league play after winning 6-2, 7-5, 6-3, Tuesday.
In No. 2 doubles, Alex Aiello and Riley Mathies swept, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
The No. 3 doubles team of Holly Hovnanian and Megan Bothan won two of three for Newport Harbor.
“We did [won] and almost half of the [players] weren’t 100 percent and that’s why they’re in the position they’re in,” Case said. “They’re committed to each other.”
— From staff reports