A perfect end to a perfect season.
The Davis High girls tennis team swept through Monterey TrailÕs squad with an easy 9-0 victory on Thursday, despite the absence of the Blue DevilsÕ co-captains, Mari Cajandig and Naomi Wainwright.
The Mustangs were unable to muster more than five games in any of their sets.
Top singles player Ines Guinard bounced back from a defeat Tuesday against Laguna Creek, as she breezed by her counterpart 6-0, 6-0. Number two Anna Klavins and No. 3 Ceci Cajandig easily handled their opponents as well, winning their sets 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0.
On the doubles side, top duo Ginny Hartz and Kelly Chuck swept through their sets, keeping Monterey Trail from winning a single game. Hanna Jolkovsky and Jasmin Mould beat the MustangsÕ No. 2 pair by scores of 6-1 and 6-4, while Natalie Serdahl and Cat Archer dismantled their opponents 6-0, 6-4.
The Blue Devils also swept through all exhibition matches played on Thursday. Caron Miller and Grace Landon won both their singles matches 6-1, 6-0, and Briki Cajandig took home a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Cajandig is one of three sisters currently playing for DHS.
Monterey Trail couldnÕt manage to win a single game against either Julia Dinger and Layla Hanson or Grace Blacker and Megan Williams. It was no easier against Eliana Jolkovsky and Bailey Gary, as this pair easily beat their opponents, 6-1.
The teamÕs victory pushed their record to 8-0 in league play and 13-2 overall.
The Delta Valley Conferenc win marked a successful first year of coaching for Sally Hosley, who took over for legendary coach Paul Ochs after the end of last season. Ochs spent 34 years at the helm, winning seven San-Joaquin Section titles, and was part of the crowd on Thursday.
ÒWeÕve been doing pretty well É and weÕre looking to go pretty far into sectionsÓ noted Mari Cajandig, who sat out todayÕs contest because she was recovering from a cold. She added that Òthe team is awesome, (and the season has been) super fun.Ó
The Blue Devils will take their top three singles players and top three doubles combos to compete for DVC individual titles on Tuesday and Thursday. The hunt for the Sac-Joaquin Section title will start Nov. 1, and could continue until Nov. 12, should the locals go to the finals. DHS anticipates some home-field advantage because of their strong record, but wonÕt know until the decisions are made by league officials.
Though Hosley feels good about her group of girls, she said that ÒweÕre hoping to make it to the finals, and itÕll be icing on the cake to take home a title.Ó
Notes: To win the section crown, the Devils will have to get through St. Francis, a juggernaut that has beaten DHS in three of the last four finals. ÉHosley, a longtime tennis instructor, has enjoyed the close-knit community the team has assembled. She remarked that Ònot only am I the coach, but IÕm the mother, the aunt, the confidant É [I] really couldnÕt have asked for a better group of girls.Ó