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Tennis sweeps BHS, volleyball falls to Frontier

Kick-starting the first full week of Southwest Yosemite League play, the Garces girls tennis team came away with another sweep of a league opponent.

At home on Tuesday, the Rams made quick work of visiting Bakersfield High in a 9-0 sweep that ended in pro-set doubles matches for a second consecutive SWYL match.

Senior Alexsia Drulias dropped the first game-point to BHS’ Hayden Mauldin before reeling off the next 12 points to win the No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0.

The Rams (9-3 overall, 2-0 SWYL) earned 6-0, 6-0 victories in No. 2 singles (Jackie Sala), No. 3 (Kylee Limpias) and No. 6 (Stephanie Mercado). Sierra Kent defeated Clarissa Herrera 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles play and at No. 5, Matea Thomas beat Kaylee Hopkins 6-1, 6-0 as the Rams dropped just three games in singles action.

Limpias and Kent teamed up for an 8-0 No. 1 doubles victory over Mauldin and Monika McKenna while Taylor Crider and Teresa Demler won the No. 2 singles over Yasmeen Nutt nad Hopkins, 8-7. In No. 3 doubles, Laura English and Bella Etcheverria defeated Lauren Buttram and Dakota Gonzalez, 8-3 to complete the sweep.

JV also won, 8-1, over the Drillers on the road Tuesday. Varsity tennis is at Centennial on Thursday and JV is at home against the Golden Hawks. 

In the league opener for the volleyball on the road at Frontier, Garces fell in straight sets, 25-16, 25-17, 25-20. 

Caroline Napier led the way with five kills and Ali Adkins had a team-high 12 assists. JV and F/S also lost to the Titans. 

The volleyball teams are on the road again Thursday at BHS to accommodate the Holy Smoke Garces BBQ on campus tomorrow evening. 

Girls tennis

Garces 9, Bakersfield 0

At Garces

SINGLES: Drulias, G, d. Mauldin, 6-1, 6-0; Sala, G, d. McKenna, 6-0, 6-0; Limpias, G, d. Nutt, 6-0, 6-0; Kent, G, d. Herrera, 6-0, 6-1; Thomas, G, d. Hopkins, 6-1, 6-0; Mercado, G, d. Pankey, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES: Limpias-Kent, G, d.Maudlin-McKenna, 8-0; Crider-Demler, G, d. Nutt-Hopkins, 8-7; English-Etcheverria, G, d. Buttram-Gonzalez, 8-3.
W-L: GMHS 9-3, 2-0 SWYL


Frontier d. Garces 25-16, 25-17, 25-20

At Frontier

GMHS (12-9, 0-1 SWYL): Kills: Napier 5, J. Dulcich 4, D’Amato 4. Assists: Adkins 12. Aces: Gomez 4. Digs: J. Dulcich 9. Blocks: L. Dulcich 2. 

JV: FHS 2, GMHS 0. F/S: FHS 2, GMHS 0. 

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