CCCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
By Dave Loveton, SBCC Sports Information
The opponents will be familiar in the CCCAA Women's Tennis Dual Team final with Fullerton taking on Sierra for the second straight year. A year ago, Fullerton rallied to beat the Wolverines 5-4 to claim its first state title in the inaugural State Tournament at The Ojai.
The teams will square off for the 2014 crown on Wednesday, April 23 at the Pierpont Racquet Club in Ventura, starting at 1 p.m.
Fullerton (19-2) was seeded third in Southern Cal. The Hornets were a perfect 10-0 in Orange Empire League play and captured the Southern Cal title with a 5-1 victory over conference rival Orange Coast, the No. 4 seed, on Saturday.
Fullerton, coached by Scott Giles, returns three players from the championship squad – Sarah Anderson, Cailin Mitchell and Jasmine Catolico. Anderson was last year's state runner-up in individual singles and won the doubles title with Victoria Vo.
The Wolverines, led by coach Steve Dunmore, are making their fourth straight appearance in the state final. They went 13-1 this year and were seeded No. 1 for the Northern Cal Regional. They cruised through the playoffs with two 5-0 wins and a 5-1 decision over No. 2 seed Foothill.
Jacquie Ward, Bethany Caldwell and Kaitlyn Fischer earned singles wins for Sierra in the Northern Cal title match with Ward/Stephanie Ramos and Fischer/Lauren Griffin getting the doubles points. Caldwell, Fischer, Ramos and Griffin all played in last year's state final.
The Wolverines won a state title in 2007 and finished second in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.