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Folsom tennis defeats Woodcreek, 6-3

By: Matt Long of the Telegraph
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For the final time, Folsom High’s varsity girls’ tennis team played host to Woodcreek on Tuesday.

The Timberwolves will be moving out of the Sierra Foothill League next season, and the Bulldogs gave them a warm send off, beating them 6-3.

Folsom got the win by scoring six victories in all six singles matches. The bottom of the ladder had the easiest matches, as No. 5 Sayuri Alwis earned a 6-0, 6-1 win, while Esha Thota at No. 6 was victorious 6-2, 6-2.

Playing at No. 1 singles, Anna Hagiwara won 6-2, 6-4, while Diya Nambiar earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 2.

The most competitive matches came at No. 3 and 4 singles. Soulana Glass dropped the first set at No. 3, 6-1, but rebounded to take the next two, 6-4, 6-1. Neha Chandra won a ultra-competitive first set, 7-6 (3), but then lost and even more competitive second set, 7-6 (5). She then won the tiebreaker, 10-5, to take the match.

“We had strong play throughout the lineup,” Folsom High coach Rich Klingensmith said. “We had four, three-set matches and won two of them and had five tiebreakers and won two of them. This is the reason we practice tiebreakers; we play a lot of them. Great singles play.”

Folsom celebrates Senior Day next Thursday when it plays host to Granite Bay at 3:30 p.m. in their final league home match of the season.