In a CIF NorCal Tournament match that was thrice postponed because of weather, the Davis High girls tennis team played St. Francis of Mountain View tough but eventually fell, 6-1, on Friday at the Laguna Creek Racquet Club.
The Blue Devils qualified for the statewide tourney — which features a format that includes just four singles matches and three doubles encounters — with a run to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I finals followed by a victory over D-II champ Bella Vista. St. Francis won the Central Coast Section last month.
In the NorCal matchup, four-year standout Ceci Cajandig capped an impressive high school career by posting a win for DHS at No. 4 singles. The senior outlasted Lancer Jordan Barrett, 6-1, 6-2.
“It was great to have Ceci end her high school tennis career with a great win,” said Devil coach Sally Hosley. “She played very well.”
Though they couldn’t manage any more victories, Hosley said rest of the local singles players — Inés Guinard, Cat Paw U and Kailynn Yang — all competed well:
“Kailynn … played a tough match. She was competitve and had her head in the match the entire time. Inés and Cat Paw U’s opponents were very strong but they both played their best up until the last point.”
Hosley added that the Blue Devil doubles teams — Kelly Chuck/Bailey Gary, Megan Ewens/Eliana Jolkovsky and Jasmin Mould/Cat Archer — gave a good efforts against very high-level opponents.
“Overall, St. Francis is a very strong team and I am very proud of the way all my girls played,” said the Davis coach.