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Vista tennis opens playoffs with 9-0 win over American Canyon

By: Staff Report
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Vista del Lago opened the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section tennis playoffs Wednesday with a convincing 9-0 win over American Canyon.

The Eagles, seeded second in the division, won seven of the nine matches in straight sets, as they were clearly the stronger team.

Sofia Smith got things started at the top of the ladder, as she defeated her opponent at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Allen followed at No. 2 with a 6-3, 6-3 win. After dropping the first set 6-3, Jillian Baker came back to win the next two at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-2.

Sydnee Tan had to work hard to win the first set, as she won it 7-6 (7-2), before taking the second set 6-3.

Alex Elmhurst (6-3, 7-5) and Regan Martell (6-0, 6-2) also won singles matches.

In doubles, Sara Howlett and Taylor Escamilla earned a 6-2, 6-4 win, while Sophia Ammons and Ellie Nguyen won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3. Brooke Van Buskirk and Camila Wyatt won their opening set at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, but then got blanked in the second set 6-0. Van Buskirk and Wyatt came back to win the third set 6-0.

Vista now advances to the semifinals Tuesday where they will host Vanden with the winner advancing to the section finals on Thursday.