Lady Dragon netters, spikers cruise to wins
Sonoma’s junior exchange student Stephanie Brett, seen hitting a return shot during an earlier match at the high school courts, has been a consistent winner for the Lady Dragons at No. 3 singles.
It was a victorious Sonoma County League Tuesday for the Sonoma Valley High School girls’ tennis and first-place-tied varsity volleyball teams, who turned in dominating home and road performances, respectively.
The tennis Lady Dragons swept all the singles matches en route to beating SCL foe Healdsburg 6-1 in their afternoon match at the high school courts.
Tuesday night in Santa Rosa, the defending co-champion Sonoma volleyball girls swept past Piner 25-11, 25-16, 25-17 for their SCL match win.
The Lady Dragons were led by junior Gianna Monterosso’s 29 assists, eight digs and two serving aces; junior Kaitlyn Boldt’s and four aces; senior Alexis Long-Am’s nine digs and one ace; junior Janeth Silva’s eight digs; senior Allyson Beckwith’s seven kills and one assisted block; sophomore Ciara Smith’s five kills, one solo block and one assisted block; sophomore Hannah Herrick’s five kills and one solo block; sophomore Mackenzie Albrecht’s four kills; and junior Kayten Mak and sophomore Delaney Swanson’s one ace each.
Sonoma’s spikers hosted Elsie Allen in their regular-season home finale last night – results not available at presstime – and will play at first-place-tied Petaluma in a match for the SCL title this Tuesday evening, Oct. 23.
Leading the tennis Lady Dragons past Healdsburg were winners senior Anna Robles’ 6-2, 6-2 over Gina Stafford at No. 1 singles; sophomore Cecilia Montano’s 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Olivia Hiles at No. 2 singles; junior Stephanie Brett’s 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Jasmine Ager at No. 3 singles; junior Michelle Stovall’s 6-0, 6-2 over Bailey Kueblbeck at No. 4 singles; seniors Regina Mellinger and Raquel Rios-Gomez’s 6-3, 6-2 over Maja Trimble and Molly Tingle at No. 2 doubles; and senior Jessica Marioni and sophomore Hanna Lemaire’s 6-3, 6-1 over Mia Cilenti and Sky Destiny at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s loss were juniors Ava Gonzales and sophomore Annie Morgan’s 4-6, 1-6 to Chiara Nicastro and Emma Linowski at No. 1 doubles.
The Lady Dragon netters, with a third-place record of 7-4, will host El Molino in their SCL finale at 3:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the high school courts, with Sonoma honoring its seniors before the match.