GTen: Dons take league opener from Royals

Marianna Alevra, pictured, partnered with Lexy Guilden to win two sets on Tuesday. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Marianna Alevra, pictured, partnered with Lexy Gulden to win two sets on Tuesday. (Presidio Sports Photos)


Santa Barbara High and San Marcos met in Tuesday’s Channel-League opener,  a match won by the perennial-champion Dons 13-5.

Santa Barbara dominated the first two rounds allowing head coach Greg Tebbe to get 17 players court time.

Madison Hale and Cade Sorensen breezed to a pair of set wins.  The doubles teams of Lexy Gulden/Marianna Alevra and Carolina Turri/Brooke Morison also claimed two points each for the Dons.

Last year’s Channel League singles champion Mattea Kilstofte won 6-0 in the opening round before getting a rest.

The Dons host Dos Pueblos on Thursday in both teams’ second league match.

All of San Marcos’ singles players – Julia Frohling, Renee Handley and Sarah Douglas – captured a set to earn a point for the Royals, who play Buena on Thursday.

Santa Barbara High, which went undefeated last year in league play, has won 35-straight league championships.

Julia Frohling - San Marcos Tennis

San Marcos singles player Julia Frohling


Santa Barbara Scores:
Mattea Kilstofte 1-0
Madison Hale 2-0
Cade Sorensen 2-0
Mackenzie Monroe 1-0
Natasha Fleisher 0-2
Eleanor Beeson 0-1
Lexy Gulden / Marianna Alevra 2-0
Maddie Cuttler / Claire Casey 1-0
Claire Casey / Hope Dalton 1-0
Hope Dalton / Alexia Berton 0-1
Carolina Turri / Mia Wilkinson 1-0
Carolina Turri / Brooke Morison 2-0
Hannah Echt / Louisa Edwards 0-1

San Marcos Scores:
Julia Frohling 1-2
Renee Handley 1-2
Sarah Douglas 1-2
Summer Bosse / Carley McDaniel 0-3
Kinsley Shinn / Francesca Dunod 1-2
Olivia Straw / Gaby Goldberg 1-2