First published in the Nov. 5 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ tennis team edged visiting West Ranch High of Valencia, 10-8, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division II playoffs on Wednesday.
No. 1 singles player Nicolette Aghabegian tallied a pair of wins, 7-5, 6-2, while No. 2 Natalie Mirbegian and No. 3 Ariah Armen each added a 6-3 victory.
CV’s No. 1 doubles team of Amanda An and Kristen Kim (6-2, 6-2), the No. 2 tandem of Liudmila Abadzheva and Elena Manuelian (6-4, 6-1), and the No. 3 duo of Gabriella Rouveyrol and Lexi Sheynin (6-4, 6-3) each won a pair of sets.
The Falcons advanced to the second round and visited San Juan Hills on Friday; the match ended after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, Crescenta Valley would advance to the quarterfinals and meet either Archer School of Los Angeles (20-3 overall) or Fountain Valley (11-5 overall) on Monday, Nov. 7.
The Tornados were ousted from the CIF-SS Division III playoffs after losing their wildcard match at Esperanza High in Anaheim, 11-7, on Tuesday. Individual statistics were not reported to the Glendale News-Press.
Hoover finished the campaign fourth in the Pacific League standings with a 5-7 record (5-7 overall) and will look to return to the postseason next year.
The Nitros narrowly missed the CIF-SS playoffs following the conclusion of the Pacific League tournament last week.
Glendale finished fifth in the league standings with a 4-8 record (5-9 overall) and will attempt to make the postseason next year.