GTen: Top seeds make Channel League semis

Dos Pueblos' Katie Yang is one of four players to make the Channel League semifinals. (John Dvorak/Presidio Sports File Photo)

Dos Pueblos’ Katie Yang is one of four players to make the Channel League semifinals. (John Dvorak/Presidio Sports File Photo)

The top four seeds at the Channel League’s Individual Tennis Tournament advanced through two rounds on Monday, setting up tomorrow’s singles semifinals at Ventura High School.

Top-seeded Yuka Perera, a San Marcos freshman for the league-champion Royals, swept Buena’s Jessica Fernandez in the first round 6-0, 6-0 and Santa Barbara High’s Claire Stotts in the second round 6-0, 6-1.

Second-seeded Cade Sorensen, a Santa Barbara High senior, didn’t lose a game in two matches, defeating Buena’s Destiny Schwab 6-0, 6-0 and Dos Pueblos’ Hannah Kleidermacher 6-0, 6-0.

Dos Pueblos’ Katie Yang was the only one of the top four who was threatened on Monday. Yang cruised through her first round opponent but took three sets to defeat Ventura’s Maya Krishnasamy. Yang dropped the first set 2-6 before rallying to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Buena’s Caisey Lee Emery, the defending champion, and younger sister Colby Shae Emery did not enter the singles tournament.

Perera will meet Yang in one semifinal while Sorensen and Coulson face each other. The championship match is scheduled for Thursday.

The doubles tournament begins on Wednesday.

Seeds:
1 Yuka Perera -SM
2 Cade Sorenson -SB
3 Kelly Coulson – SM
4 Katie Yang-DP
5 Maya Krishnasamy – V
6 KC Egger – DP
7 Hannah Kleidermacher – DP
8 Claire Stotts – SB

1st round results:
Yuka Perera (SM) def Jessica Fernandez (B) 6-0, 6-0
Claire Stotts (SB) def Victoria Neumann (V) 6-1, 6-1
Maya Krishnasamy (V) def Eva Kershner (SB) 6-0, 6-0
Katie Yang (DP) def Julia Frohling (SM) 6-3, 6-1
Kelly Coulson (SM) def Sienna Worthy (V) 6-0, 6-1
K C Egger (DP) def Neela Krishnasamy (V) 6-2, 6-2
Hannah Kleidermacher (DP) vs Delilah Rivera (B) 6-0, 6-0
Cade Sorensen (SB) def Destiny Schwab (B) 6-0, 6-0

2nd round results:
Yuka Perera (SM) def Claire Stotts (SB) 6-0, 6-1
Katie Yang (DP) def Maya Krishnasamy (V) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
Kelly Coulson (SM) def K C Egger (DP) 6-0, 6-0
Cade Sorensen (SB) def Hannah Kleidermacher 6-0, 6-0

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