The Justin-Siena girls tennis team defeated host Sonoma Valley, 6-1, in each team’s Vine Valley Athletic League opener on Tuesday.
The Braves (1-1 overall) swept the Dragons in straight sets in the singles matches, with captain Jenna Curtola winning 6-1, 6-0 over Olivia Weisiger at No. 1. Parvathi Shanker shut out Audrey Castillo, 6-0, 6-0, at No, 2, Pariyanka Shanker blanked Lilly Raaka, 6-0, 6-0, at No, 3, and Bella Rampa dropped Siobhan Hernandez, 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles, Justin-Siena’s No. 1 team of Roses Newell and Ashlyn Mills regrouped to down Mary Gallo and Reese Dobson, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. At No. 2, Presley Schultz and Lucia Lanzafame came back to defeat Eden Scheiblich and Lizza Moore, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5). The Dragons’ No. 3 team of Erin Gylfe and Hannah Walton held off Libby Birkbeck and Julia Best, 6-4, 6-4.
Casa Grande 4, Vintage 3
Winning for Vintage in Tuesday’s VVAL-opening loss were Jamie Pope, 6-1, 6-0 over Samveda Ruk at No. 1 singles, Morgan Wright and Rose Mooney over Kim Padilla and Aalyna Silva, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles, and Melissa Cortez and Casey LeTourneau over Hadley Mahoney and Maggie Beal, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.
Casa Grande’s singles wins came from No. 2 Ashley Hancock over Cooper Lohman, 7-6, 7-5, No. 3 Suparna Kompalli over Kate Ilsley, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 4 Doran Brutus over Serena Temple, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. The Gaucho’s No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Doran and Perla Perez won 6-3, 6-0 over Grace Christman and Serena Kastella.
Vintage next hosts Sonoma Valley at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.
American Canyon 4, Napa 3
The Wolves swept the doubles and also got a win at No. 4 singles from Berke Nauright over Sophia Kroll, 6-2, 7-6, in Tuesday’s VVAL win at Napa High.
Winning in doubles for American Canyon were No. 1 players Lila Hawes and Nyla Maheraj, 6-1, 6-2 over Nikki Hill and Bella Banuelos, the No. 2 team of Yesi Alvarez and Sabina Mendoza, 6-3, 7-5 over Lizbeth Barreda and Ava Moreci, and No. 3 players Ellie Angold and Mia Ang, 6-1, 6-4 over Allyson Qui and Stella Wilson.
Winning in singles for Napa were No. 1 Sophia Mostow over Lylah Ward, 6-4, 6-4, No. 2 Whitney Swafford over Grace Warioba, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 3 Cameron Wickersham over Genesis Billingsley, 6-3, 6-2.
Justin-Siena 3, Napa 0
The visiting Braves swept the Grizzlies at Messner Gym on Tuesday, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, in a VVAL match.
Julia Sangiacomo had 14 kills, six digs, two blocks and an ace for Justin-Siena (5-0, 3-0 VVAL). Eva Cleary had seven kills, five digs and an ace, Peyton Newell had three kills and a block, Megan Hanson added two kills, two digs, a block and four aces, Shelby Thomason contributed two kills, a block and 17 assists, and Keely Heil added 10 assists, five aces and two digs.
“Our outside hitters had a great night. Both Eva and Julia were able to control the net, and also provided some scrappy defense in the back row,” said Braves head coach Chelsea Reilley, whose team served 12 aces. “That paired with our strong serving gave us the advantage tonight.”
For Napa, Mia Larson had five service aces and 14 assists and Macauley Smith collected three aces and team-high seven kills.
Vintage 3, Sonoma Valley 0
The Crushers pulled out a 25-17, 25-23, 25-22 sweep for their first-ever VVAL victory at home Tuesday night.
For Vintage (5-2, 1-1 VVAL), Kelsey Klungel had 10 kills, a block, three digs and three aces. Sarah Gauger had three kills, five assists and four digs. Maddie Klungel had seven kills, five digs, two blocks and four assists. Alyssa Andrews had four kills and four digs, and Olivia Ilsley had 10 digs.
Petaluma 3, American Canyon 0
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).
Napa 2, Justin-Siena 0
Sophomore twins Angelina and Mara Miller served four aces each as their Grizzlies swept the visiting Braves, 25-18, 25-11, on Tuesday night. Megan Singer added four kills for Napa (2-0 VVAL).
Sophia Granko led the Braves with two kills, Sydney Wang added one kill and three aces, and Charmaine Griffin, Izzy Strode and Lauren Halls each added one kill.
Sonoma Valley 2, Vintage 1
The visiting Dragons prevailed 23-25, 26-24, 15-13 in Tuesday’s VVAL match at Vintage. For the Crushers, Olivia Ostler had six kills and a block, and Sara Hand added an ace and four digs.
Varsity Girls Golf
Napa 278, Sonoma Valley 351
The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 in VVAL play with Tuesday’s victory over the Dragons (1-4 VVAL) at Sonoma Golf Club.
Napa’s Devan Wickersham was the medalist with a 44, while Mara Zuidema added a 53, Emily Erickson a 57, Jazmyn Bell a 60, Loulou Herve a 64, and Rileigh Erickson a 76.
Vintage 335, Justin-Siena 338
Sophie Saleh shot a 50 for medalist honors as her Crushers improved to 3-1 in VVAL play Tuesday at Silverado Resort and Spa.
Varsity Girls Water Polo
Justin-Siena 25, Sonoma Valley 5
The Braves opened VVAL play Tuesday with a rout Tuesday at Napa Valley College. Leading the way were Meghan Hansen with 11 goals, while Sarah Reynolds had five, Maddie Vanoni four, Lexi Hollister and Sophia Samson two apiece, and Angelina Phinney one. Twyla Borck had eight saves in goal.
Varsity Boys Water Polo
Justin-Siena 23, Sonoma Valley 11
Brix Kowalski and Andrew Baskerville each scored six goals to lead the Braves in their VVAL-opening win Tuesday at Napa Valley College. Kevin Galvin came through with five, and Bryce Mayo, Carlo Bartalotti, Jake Jeramaz and Mason Lemieux each scored two.
JV Boys Water Polo
Justin-Siena 9, Sonoma Valley 4
Casey Kleis led the Braves with six goals in their VVAL opener Tuesday at the NVC pool. Bryce Mayo added two and Gino Bartalotti one.