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Lady Dragons edged in tennis, golf

Senior Michelle Stovall, who’s the defending SCL doubles champion, wins her No. 3 singles match during the Lady Dragons’ close league loss to longtime rival Analy Tuesday on the high school courts. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

Senior Michelle Stovall, who’s the defending SCL doubles champion, wins her No. 3 singles match during the Lady Dragons’ close league loss to longtime rival Analy Tuesday on the high school courts. Steven Serafini/Index-Tribune

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Both Sonoma Valley High School’s tennis and golf girls’ teams, along with the varsity water polo boys, dropped heartbreaking home decisions in league matches played Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

The tennis Lady Dragons were nipped 4-3 by Sonoma County League rival Analy and were paced by junior Hanna Lemaire’s 6-3, 6-1 victory over Hilary Brennan at No. 2 singles; senior Michelle Stovall’s 6-0, 6-4 triumph over Paulina Cradeu at No. 3 singles; and junior Stephanie Angulo’s and sophomore Alison Gray’s 6-1, 6-1 win over Natalie Jeffrey and Shania Harsono at No. 3 doubles.

Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were junior Cecilia Montano’s 0-6, 2-6  to Jade Wight at No. 1 singles; junior Annie Morgan’s 4-6, 2-6 to Alya Behr at No. 4 singles; senior Ava Gonzales’ and sophomore Brenda Maldonado’s 6-7 (5), 3-6 to Kate Stewart and Hannah Caruso at No. 1 doubles; and seniors Haley Glasner’s and Brooke Slack’s 3-6, 5-7 to Darcy Spenser and Carley Fiser-Tachouet at No. 2 doubles.

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Sonoma’s young golfing girls were trimmed 333-349 by SCL foe Petaluma at the Sonoma Golf Club.

Pacing the Lady Dragons were senior Jacquie Peterson’s nine-hole round of 61, sophomore Callie Hogan’s 66, sophomore Kaylin Riebli’s 70, sophomore Lucy Houghton’s 75 and sophomore Isabel Garon’s 77.

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Sonoma’s young water polo varsity boys put up a battle in their home pool at the Sonoma Aquatic Center on Wednesday, but came up short in their Redwood Empire League match as Cardinal Newman ended up prevailing for a 14-7 win.

“We’re getting noticeably better every game, but we’re still a ways away from being where we need to be,” said Sonoma head coach Flynn O’Brien. “With one returning varsity player, it’s taken a lot longer to get everyone on the same page. The upside is that everyone’s enjoying themselves and we don’t have any seniors, so we’re not going to lose anyone.”

The Dragons were paced by freshman Rick Taggesell’s two goals and a goal each by juniors Adam Curry and Caleb Horowitz, and sophomore Joey Dukes, Cian Lacy and Jake Paine.

Sonoma is competing in a tournament in both Napa and Fairfield today and tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 21.