With an eye toward ThursdayÕs matchup against Granite Bay, one of the toughest girls tennis teams in the area, Davis High wasnÕt sure TuesdayÕs contest with Del Oro would feature the type of competition that would keep it sharp.
But the Blue Devils were wrong.
The Golden Eagles gave DHS all it could handle in a match at the Community Park Tennis Complex, but the Devils held on for a 5-4 victory.
ÒI think we went into the match thinking it was going to be a little easier than it was, so we showed up with our guards a little low,Ó Davis coach Sally Hosley said. ÒIt was actually a very good match and a nice preview for what we are going to see Thursday at Granite Bay, which is a very tough team.Ó
The Blue Devils had a cancellation in their schedule for this week, so Hosley set up the match against the powerful Grizzlies at the last minute.
Against Del Oro, DHSÕ No. 3 player Naomi Wainwright, No. 4 Anna Klavins and No. 6 Grace Landon all won as the teams split in singles. The Devils won the match on the strength of doubles victories by No. 1 squad Briki Cajandig and Ginny Hartz and No. 2 team Caron Miller and Kelly Chuck.
The Eagles put a scare into Davis early as sisters Abby and Bryn Bacharach defeated the Blue DevilsÕ top two singles players Ñ No. 1 InŽs Guinard and No. 2 Mari Cajandig.