The American Canyon High girls tennis team swept the doubles in a 4-3 Vine Valley Athletic League win at Napa High on Tuesday, also getting a 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles from Berke Nauright.
Winning in doubles for the Wolves were No. 1 players Lila Hawes and Nyla Maheraj, 6-1, 6-2, the No. 2 team of Yesi Alvarez and Sabina Mendoza, 6-3, 7-5, and No. 3 players Ellie Angold and Mia Ang, 6-1, 6-4.
Falling in singles were No. 1 Lylah Ward, 6-4, 6-4, No. 2 Grace Warioba, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 3 Genesis Billingsley, 6-3, 6-2.
The Wolves played Petaluma for the first time in program history Tuesday night and the visiting Trojans prevailed 25-23, 25-13, 25-16.
American Canyon head coach Katy Maligie said her team played strong defense and kept the pressure on Petaluma, “but ultimately had too many unforced errors.”
Caytlin Capulong had 15 digs and four kills, GeAnn Santos 10 digs, and Caitlin Abuan six digs and five aces to lead the Wolves (1-5, 0-3 VVAL).
The Wolves placed fourth in the Gold Division at the Tamalpais Tournament in Mill Valley on Saturday. They placed first in their pool, then lost three-set matches in the semifinals and consolation finals.
They got a well-balanced attack from hitters Maui Cabrera (five aces, 16 digs, seven kills), Madison Iwatsu (six aces, seven digs, 13 kills), Gabriella Trinidad (seven digs, five kills) and Amaya Maulino (nine aces, eight digs, three kills).
The Wolves got middle front blocking from Rachel Ritter (11 blocks, 11 kills), Lydia Espiritu (seven aces, six blocks, 11 kills) and Ava Boloyan (nine aces, 11 blocks, 20 kills).
Controlling the back row on defense were Monica Descallar (two aces, 19 digs, three kills) and Leila Adel (26 digs). Directing the offense were Kayla Perry (seven aces, 13 digs, 12 assists), Patricia Jocson (seven aces, 16 assists) and Carissa Lee (two aces, six digs, 15 assists).
American Canyon was coming off a 25-15, 25-9 VVAL loss to visiting Sonoma Valley two days before. “We had inconsistency with ball handling on the court, something you cannot do against good teams (but) the girls played well,” coach Rick Manibusan said. “We are going to refocus and get ready for the next game.”
Their top performers were Boloyan (two blocks, four kills), Ritter (block, kill), Iwatsu (kill), Maulino (two kills), Espiritu (seven digs, kill), Lee (seven assists), Cabrera (four digs), Descallar (11 digs) and Adel (12 digs).