GTen: Dons pull out big win against Harvard Westlake

Santa Barbara High rose to the occasion in an early-season test against a top-10 opponent in CIF Division 1 girls tennis.

Lisa Santry and her partner Kelli Martindale won two of three sets.

Lisa Santry and her partner Kelli Martindale won two of three sets.

The seventh-ranked Dons defeated No. 8 Harvard Westlake, 11-7, on Wednesday to improve to 5-0.

“This was a good win for us and a good, early test for our team,” Santa Barbara coach Greg Tebbe said. “We still have work to do in order to keep improving, but I like how we competed and worked hard for every single point.”

The doubles team of Karina Thornton-Lexi Gulden turned in a stellar performance, going unbeaten in three sets. Megan Grant-Hailey deBoer and Kelli Martindale-Lisa Santry each went 2-1.

“I was impressed by how our doubles competed today against a Harvard Westlake team that had no obvious weaknesses. All three of their doubles teams played high quality tennis,” Tebbe said.

In singles, Mattea Kilstofte and Madison Hale both went 2-1.

Santa Barbara
Mattea Kilstofte 2-1
Madison Hale 2-1
Maddie Cuttler 0-3
Megan Grant / Hailey deBoer 2-1
Kelli Martindale / Lisa Santry 2-1
Karina Thornton / Lexi Gulden 3-0

Harvard / Westlake
Margeaux Craske-Cortin 1-2
Jenna Moustafa 3-0
Christina Tribull 1-2
S. Gunter / J. Choi 0-3
P. Moalis / M. Karo 0-3
I. de Montesquonon / S. Cohen 2-1