In a marathon five hour match, the No. 4 seeded Yosemite High School girls tennis team defeated No. 5 seeded Madera South five matches to four in the CIF Central Section Div. III playoffs last week.
The No. 1 Badger doubles team of Natalya Choin and Angie Du fought from behind after losing the first set to win the second set and prevailed in a hard-fought tiebreaker 10-8, giving the Badgers the team victory.
"At this point all I can say is that this team did it again," said coach Stan Lawrence, referring to the team's uncanny ability to come out on the winning side of tiebreakers all season long.
The Badger's won four tiebreakers in this match.
In addition to NSL singles champion Choin easily winning at No. 1 singles, Bridgette Ash won at No. 3 singles, Katrina Borough won at No. 4 singles and Ally Alm won at No. 5 singles.
The Badgers will now face the No. 1 seed Bakersfield Christian in the Central Section III semi-finals match.
"I am advising the girls to have 'no limiting beliefs' about what they can do in this match, even though we will be the underdog," Lawrence said. "I expect the girls to be very competitive."