Chargers brave smoke, advance to quarters

The Dos Pueblos girls tennis team (19-3) drove through the smoke and picked up a 12-6 win at Crescenta Valley (17-2) Saturday to advance to the Division II quarterfinals.

Lauren Stratman, Erica Cano and Hayley Edwards won all eight singles sets they played and dropped a total of five games combined in the process. In doubles, Amy  Logan and Amy Sagraves cruised to a 3-0 mark and the duo of Sofia Pasternack and Anna Slyutova won a set in a tiebreaker.

Coach Liz Frech said that her players played hard despite many suffering from fatigue, sleepiness, illness and injuries.

The Chargers will play either La Quinta or Villa Park next, with the location to be decided by coin-flip. Frech certainly has a preference on the venue:

“A tune keeps popping in my head. ‘There’s no place like home…'”


Singles—DP: Lauren Stratman 3-0, Erica Cano 3-0, Hayley Edwards 2-0, Angie Dai 0-1. CV: Erin LeVoir 1-2, Lindsay Walter 0-3, Lori Pogarian 0-2, Corineh Ginfafian 0-1. Doubles— Amy Logan/Amy Sagraves 3-0, Oriane Matthys/Nicoletta Bradley 0-3, Sofia Pasternack/Anna Slyutova 1-1, Sofia Pasternack/Nicole Eskenazi 0-1. CV: Ani Ebrahaimian/Sarah Ali 2-1, Talia Moradkhanian/Courtney Pietsch 1-1, Anna Kim/Stephanie Chung 1-2, Kay Lee/Courtney Pietsch 1-0. Records—DP 19-3, CV 17-2.