The Yosemite High School girls tennis team played four matches last week to wrap-up North Sequoia League play with a 3-7 record, fairly respectful for a varsity team that is made up of six sophomores out of the top eight players.
Although on Oct. 5, the North Sequoia League Champions Liberty Hawks shut-out the Badgers 9-0, probably Yosemite’s best game of the season was the next day, beating rival Sierra 7-2. The win showed a lot of improvement by Yosemite, as Sierra beat Yosemite in round-one of league play 5-4.
Getting wins for the Badgers were the top four players on the team, Lauren Wharton, Arianna Balla, Kendall Miller, Emilie Neff, and No. 6 Maddie Sloas. Wharton and Balla won at No. 1 doubles, and the doubles team of Miller and Neff won at No. 2 doubles.
The Badgers traveled to Liberty on Oct. 7, where the Hawks duplicated their effort from Oct. 5, beating the Badgers 9-0.
In the last regular game of the season, Yosemite handily defeated Washington Union 8-1 on Oct. 8.
The team played in the league tournament at Kerman Oct. 13. Results were not available by press time.
This year’s team was coached by Aaron Eames with Stan Lawrence assisting.
Eames said he is looking forward to the next two seasons with six of his top players returning as juniors nest year.