Varsity Girls Tennis

Sacred Heart Prep 10, Harker 8

Date of competition: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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The No. 7-seeded Sacred Heart Prep girls' tennis team battled its way into the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section team tournament with a 10-8 victory over West Bay Athletic League rival Harker on Wednesday in Atherton. The Gators (17-5) will travel to face No. 2 Saratoga (17-3) on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Falcons are the defending CCS and NorCal champions.

Playing a new section round-robin format of three singles and three doubles with 18 total points available, the Gators piled up their points in doubles as the No. 1 team of Kelsey Hemm and Elysa Kohrs went 3-0 and the No. 2 tandem of Lucy Ackley and Alexa Bokman did the same. Emily Westerfield and Kate Ackley won once at No. 3 doubles to give SHP seven points.

In singles, freshman Caroline Nordman swept her matches (6-4, 6-2, 6-4) to give SHP enough points for the victory.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Nov 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

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