GTen: Valencia slips by Royals

Valencia edged San Marcos’ girls tennis team, 11-7, on Thursday in a non-league match decided in the final two sets by 6-4 wins in favor of Valencia.

Royals head coach Fred Hartzman felt his team played extremely well despite the loss.

“That was some of the best tennis I have seen played on these courts in a long time. Valencia has two 4-star recruits playing singles and some very strong doubles teams,” Hatrzman said.

San Marcos’ Yuka Perera pulled off a nice win by defeating Jennifer Shin 6-3 after being down 0-3. Perera finished 2-1 on the day.

In doubles, Renee Handley and Sarah Yang swept three sets with identical scores of 6-1.

“Renee and Sarah played some great doubles today. To beat 3 quality teams all at 6-1 is really impressive,” Hartman commented.

The Royals, who open Channel League play on Friday, even their record at 1-1.


Yuka Perera 2-1
Julia Frohling 0-3
Sydney Burns 0-2
Sarah Douglas 0-1

Renee Handley / Sarah Yang 3-0
Kelly Coulson / Maura Mannix 2-1
Josephine Pulver / Carley McDaniel 0-3