Friday, October 7, 2022

Colusa tennis opens season 1-1

Colusa’s Karsyn Gwinnup and Elle Faris block during the RedHawks match against Marysville at Sutter’s Battle in the Buttes Tournament on Aug. 27.

In their first two matches of the 2022 season, the Colusa RedHawk tennis team went 1-1 last week, falling 5-4 on the road in Gridley, before bouncing back at home with a 5-4 win over Corning.

Against Gridley on August 23, Colusa got straight set singles wins from No. 3 Vianey Farias (6-1, 7-5), No. 4 Ashley Perez (6-1, 6-0), and No. 5 Sofia Benitez (6-1, 6-2), while in doubles Perez and partner Adilene Iniguez downed their opponents 8-3.

Although not included in the final totals, which is limited to the top six seeds, No. 7 Harleen Grewal emerged victorious 6-2, 6-3, as did Alison Torres (6-2, 6-0) in the No. 8 position.

Bouncing back on August 25 against visiting Corning, Perez, moving up to No. 3, won her match 6-3, 7-5, while Benitez (4-6, 6-2, 6-2), Iniguez (6-4, 6-2), and Grewal (6-1, 6-2) each earned wins playing in the fourth, fifth, and sixth spots, respectively.

Torres recorded a 6-3, 6-1 triumph at No. 7, and No. 8 Melanie Pinon notched a straight set 6-1, 6-1 win in her first singles match of the year.

On the double courts, the duo of Benitez and Torres won its match 8-1.

This week, Colusa took another shot at Gridley on Tuesday and today heads to Chico to take on Pleasant Valley, one of the Northern Section’s best programs. ■

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