The Corcoran High Panthers continued their winning ways this past week with victories over Granite Hills and Sierra Pacific.
On Tuesday the Grizzlies came into town and were blanked by Corcoran, 9 – 0. No. 1 singles, Sabrina Oregel, blitzed Shantel Edmonds, 8-1. No. 2 Singles, Debbie Martinez, blanked Celeste Armenta, 8-0. No. 3 singles, Ashley
Pappilli, ran past Yanila Yanez, 8-2. No. 4 singles, Jenny Gonzalez, shutout Stephanie Ramos, 8 – 0. No. 5 singles, Simran Dulai, bested Celeste Puente, 8-1. Finally, No. 6 singles, Stephanie Beas, made quick work of Mary Navarro, 8-0.
In doubles, Maria Contreras and Monica DeLoera walked past Victoria Ruiz and Brenda Perez, 8-2. Oregel and Gonzalez topped Edmonds amd Armenta, 8-3. Lastly, Pappilli and Martinez worked Yanez and Ramos, 8-1.
In the game of the year, the Panthers defeated Sierra Pacific by the score of 7-2, albeit the final score was not indicative as to how close the match was. In No. 1 singles, Sabrina Oregel played her best match of the year and pulled away from Julie Amorres, 8-3. Amorres was a major component to last year’s undefeated valley championship run.
In a heated match that saw the best rallies of the night, No. 3 singles, Ashley Pappilli overcame a 0-3 start to slip past Monica Gong, 8-6. No. 5 singles, Simran Dulai overcame the heat and fatigue to defeat Breann Leasure, 8-5. In No. 6 singles, steady Stephanie Beas got off to a quick 6-0 start, then held on for an 8-3 victory. The Golden
Bears’ two victories came at No. 2 singles as Kelsey Gong controlled Debbie Martinez, 1-8. Finally, in a marathon match that lasted nearly 90 minutes, Leah Leasure nipped Jenny Gonzalez, 7-8, (3-7).
With the score notched at 4-2, the Panthers secured the team victory with a win at No. 3 doubles, as Monica DeLoera and Maria Contreras held on for an 8-5 victory. The Panthers added victories in No. 1 doubles as Gonzalez and Oregel edged the Gong sisters, 8-7 (8-6). In No. 2 doubles, Pappilli and Martinez cruised past Leasure and Leasure, 8-3.
The Panthers improved to 5-0 in league, 8-0 overall. The Panthers will host Orange Cove today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. at the tennis courts at Corcoran High School.