PHOTO GALLERY: Santa Barbara Dons tennis CIF Finals

PHOTO GALLERY INTRO: Santa Barbara High’s girls tennis team won its first CIF girls tennis title since 2003 on Monday at the Claremont Tennis Club. The Dons topped Newport Harbor for the Division II crown. Santa Barbara won the championship match 16-2, capping an impressive playoff run in 2011. This photo gallery captures some of the moments from Monday’s memorable day in Claremont.

All Photos by Presidio Sports. Video coverage coming soon.


Santa Barbara Dons girls tennis team

The girls tennis team from Santa Barbara High takes a team photo following the awards ceremony at the Claremont Tennis Club on Monday, November 21, 2011. (Presidio Sports Photos)

The doubles team of Megan Grant, left, and Madison Hale, foreground, did not lose a set in five playoff matches.

Summer Garrison

Dons freshman Summer Garrison won three sets on centre court at the Claremont Tennis Club.

Senior Aurora Garrison won a CIF title after reaching the semis in three straight seasons.

Karina Thornton, right, and Lisa Santry were one of three Dons' doubles teams that went undefeated in the title match.

Dons sophomore Lisa Santry poaches a volley at the net during a doubles set.

Many of the Dons faithful made the trip south to Claremont to cheer on their team.

Santa Barbara High freshman Mattea Kilstofte was the Channel League's runner-up in singles behind league MVP Lauren Stratman


Dons coach Steve Geremia with the Southern Section CIF Championship plaque.

Freshman Marianna Alevra, pictured, swept three sets with Taryn Mjelde


Taryn Mjelde, foreground, and Marianna Alevra were paired as a senior-freshman doubles team for the Dons.

Dons freshman Madison Hale

Claremont Tennis Club

Summer Garrison on Centre Court at the Claremont Tennis Club

Garrison sisters: Senior Aurora, left, and freshman Summer, right, won a CIF title in their only season together.

Freshman Mattea Kilstofte walks off the court following her second-round victory.


Dons teammates cheer on Summer Garrison on Centre Court

Karina Thornton, Madison Hale, and Megan Grant (L to R) patiently await the match during the announcement of starting lineups.