Lady Dragon netters topped in finale, seniors honored
Dagner just misses reaching NCS girls golf TOC
In their final Sonoma County League dual match of the season, the young Sonoma Valley High School tennis girls, with only four seniors on the roster, turned in a hard-playing, all-out effort, but ended up dropping a 7-0 decision to a strong Windsor squad Tuesday afternoon at the high school courts.
Before the home finale, Sonoma honored its senior players, including Meagan Durfee, Sophie Howard, Corinne Labitzke and McKenzie Lawrence.
Sustaining the Lady Dragon losses against Windsor were junior Jessica Johnston’s 0-6, 0-6 loss to Devon Brook at No. 1 singles; junior Anna Robles’ 1-6, 1-6 to Mariah Steiger at No. 2 singles; Labitzke’s 3-6, 2-6 to Leah Steiger at No. 3 singles; junior Francesca Stornaiuoio’s 0-6, 1-6 to Zoe Brook at No. 4 singles; sophomore Michelle Stovall’s and freshman Cecilia Montano’s 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 to Casy Carpenter and Stephany Del Greco at No. 1 doubles; Howard’s and Lawrence’s 0-6, 1-6 to Julia Nguyen and Melani Legaspi at No. 2 doubles; and juniors Raquel Rios-Gomez’s and Regina Mellinger’s 2-6, 1-6 to Maya Leonoudakis and Nina Media at No. 3 doubles.
In exhibition doubles matches, the Sonoma pairings of junior Tove Ekman and sophomore Leigh Jensen, and sophomore Ava Gonzales and frosh Annie Morgan, were victorious, along with frosh Madison Kelley in singles, while the duo of juniors Jessica Marioni and Lindsey Slack were upended.
Rounding out the Sonoma girls’ tennis roster, which is directed by coach Mary Kate Dreyer, are juniors Courtney Struthers and Dolma Sherpa, and sophomore Haley Glasner.
Six Lady Dragon netters will next compete in the SCL singles and doubles tournaments starting this Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Santa Rosa Junior College courts.
Sonoma junior Jordann Dagner competed in the North Coast Section girls’ golf qualifying tournament at the Franklin Canyon Golf Club course in Hercules on Monday and fired an 18-hole round of 95, which was the fourth-best score for Redwood Empire golfers from the Sonoma County and North Bay leagues.
Unfortunately, Dagner, who reached the sectional qualifier with her round of 88 at the recent SCL championships at the Oakmont East Golf Course in Santa Rosa, just missed finishing in the top-12 and advancing to the NCS Tournament of Champions.
As a team, the young Lady Dragons, directed by longtime coach Tom Hickerson, finished sixth out of the seven teams in the final SCL standings.