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Guinard wins an All-Devil DVC final

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From page B1 | October 25, 2012 |

DHS' Cat Paw U — shown here earlier this season — rolled through the DVC singles tournament on Tuesday, but ran into trouble against teammate Inés Guinard, who won the league title. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

A person walking past the Davis High girls tennis practice on Wednesday at the Community Park Tennis Complex wouldn’t have noticed, but the Delta Valley Conference singles championship was being decided on one of the courts.

How is this possible?

Well, when the league got together to play its tournament on Tuesday, time ran out before the title match, which was pushed to Wednesday. But since the two finalists — senior Inés Guinard and sophomore Cat Paw U — were the top two Blue Devil singles players, they decided to say home and settle it among friends.

Guinard, who was playing in her fourth straight DVC title match, captured her first league championship with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

On Tuesday, however, all three DHS participants flexed their muscles. Paw U took all three preliminary matches in straight sets, winning the quarterfinals and semis by dropping just two games combined.

Guinard was even more untouchable, using a bye, a 6-0, 6-0 victory and a 6-0, 6-1 triumph to reach the finals.

Angela Donahue, the Devils’ No. 5 player and third entrant in the DVC tournament, won her opening match 6-0, 6-4 before exiting in the quarterfinals.

Next, three DHS doubles teams will vie for the conference title beginning Thursday at Monterey Trail.

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