GTen: Singles a bright spot for Warriors in loss

Strong days by Madison Cleek and Alondra Costilla wasn’t enough for Carpinteria on Thursday as the Warriors fell to Oaks Christian, 13-5.

Cleek and Costilla each won two of three singles sets as the Warriors earned all their scoring from their singles lineup.

“Both played intelligent tennis today and did an excellent job of playing ‘one more ball’ than their opponent who would eventually hit an error or be forced into an error,” said Warriors head coach Charles Bryant.

Jeannette Fantone claimed the other singles set.

Bryant lamented that the schedule didn’t cooperate as the team was playing for the third straight day this week in the intense heat. But he wasn’t discouraged by the sweep in doubles.

“Although our doubles did not win a set, they played well for the most part and were introduced to some strong doubles play by the Lions girls. But our girls hung in there and showed a lot of heart and did not back down. Overall, a very good learning experience.”