The Vintage High School girls tennis team won four singles matches and two in doubles to defeat visiting Napa in Monday’s Big Game match, 6-3.
Napa’s Whitney Swafford won at No. 1 singles, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 over Jess Schreuder, and Sophia Mostow defeated Vintage’s Hannah Macke at No. 2 singles, 7-5, 6-4.
But the Crushers got wins at No. 3 through No. 6 singles, respectively, from Mandy Lindsay over Haley Gambrel, 6-4, 6-1, Maria Ortiz over Nikki Hill, 6-0, 6-0, Bella Campbell over Bella Banuelos, 6-4, 7-5, and Jordan Cooper over Cameron Wickersham, 6-2, 6-2.
Vintage also won at No. 1 doubles, where Alaina Housley and Kate Ilsley downed Mia Brasil and Sophia Kroll, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, and at No. 2 doubles, where Mady Goyt and Bailey Loban outlasted Allyson Qui and Emily Vazquez, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Napa’s Luna Buoncristiani and Tessa Borck held Grace Christian and Tiffany Vannoy at No. 3 doubles, 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.
Vintage 3, Rodriguez 2
Kelsey Klungel had 12 kills as the Crushers improved to 1-1 in Monticello Empire League action with a 25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 26-24, 15-12 victory over visiting Rodriguez on Monday night.
Cassidy Schweizer had 11 kills, seven assists, an ace and a block for Vintage, Sara Kuehl added seven kills, six aces and four digs, and Olivia Ilsley had 10 digs, three assists and two aces.
Crushers head coach Kelly Porter said Jokayla Lowe passed well on serve-receive and played a great defensive specialist position with eight digs.
Casa Grande 3, Vintage 1
The visiting Gauchos won Thursday’s nonleague match, 17-25, 25-22, 25-14, 27-25.
For Vintage, Kelsey Klungel had 11 kills, 11 digs and four aces. Maddie Klungel had three kills, 11 assists, four aces and six digs. Ellie Gauger had six kills and a block, Olivia Ilsley had two aces, eight digs and 100-percent serving, Jokayla Lowe had 10 digs and two aces, and Cassidy Schweizer had five kills, 13 assists and 10 digs.
Vintage 2, Rodriguez 0
The Crushers improved to 1-1 in MEL play on Monday with a 25-11, 25-16 win at home. They were led by Eliza Mason’s nine assists and three aces, Ana Busby’s four kills and four aces, Elisa Gonzalez’s four kills and two aces, and Katie Mason’s 11 digs and two aces.
Vintage 2, Casa Grande 1
The Crushers won Thursday’s nonleague match at home, 13-25, 25-20, 15-9. Eliza Mason had five digs and 17 assists, Katie Mason had 12 digs, two assists and two aces, and Ana Busby had five digs and three kills.
Casa Grande 2, Vintage 0
The Crushers dropped Thursday’s nonleague match, 25-23, 25-16. Olivia Kerr had seven aces and Mackenzie Wallace had three assists.
Ghiden on top-10 list
American Canyon High senior Malik Ghiden made the top 10 list out of about 175 Northern California players who participated in the 14th annual Bay Area Competition Clinic on Saturday at NorCal Courts in Martinez.
Hoop Review is a scouting service that more than 200 colleges and universities subscribe to and is run by Gerry Freitas, a former college coach. It produces evaluations of high school and junior college prospects throughout the western United States that are sent to the colleges and universities to assist in the recruiting process.
Ghiden, a 6-foot-2 wing-guard, will be in his third varsity season this winter and also plays for the AC Basketball Club.
“Ghiden is an athletic wing/guard who can run and jump,” his evaluation by Freitas read. “He’s a capable ball handler who does see the floor and can make plays in transition. He finishes well, both in transition and in the half court. He also has a nice pull up game. Ghiden must prove himself as an outside shooter.”
Another 42 players were listed under “Others to Consider.”
Yet another 23 players who were “Names to Note” included American Canyon seniors and AC Basketball Club players Joee Gantan, Davin Lusung, Tyler Simms and John Wade.