ELK GROVE Ñ With Cajandig sisters Mari, Briki and Ceci each in the semifinals as part of their Blue Devil duos, when the balls stopped flying it was Mari Cajandig and Naomi Wainwright Ñ topping Caron Miller and Briki Cajandig, 7-5, 6-2 Ñ earning a Delta Valley Conference girls doubles tennis title Thursday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club.
Throughout the competition, that familiar name kept coming up… Cajandig, Cajandig, Cajandig.
In the round of 16, Mari Cajandig and Wainwright had a bye while Ceci Cajandig and her partner Ginny Hartz rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory. In the meantime, Briki Cajandig and Miller were advancing, 6-0, 6-1.
Managing to steer clear of each other in the quarterfinals, Mari Cajandig and Wainwright stopped an Elk Grove duo, 6-0, 6-1, while Ceci Cajandig and Hartz cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Laguna CreekÕs entry. Briki Cajandig and Miller beat another Elk Grove tandem. Finally, the semis saw Briki and Ceci Cajandig head to head. Briki C. and Miller topped Ceci C. and Hartz, 6-4, 7-5. Mari Cajandig and Wainwright marched past FranklinÕs Kimberly Yee and Celia Tat, 6-1, 6-1.
DHS coach Sally Hosley was pleased with the way her girls dominated the doubles tournament and says sheÕs looking forward to the Sac-Joaquin Sections. The Blue Devils get a first-round bye and will play the winner of Pleasant Grove-Atwater on Tuesday at DHS (2 p.m.).