The Bishop Union High School girls tennis team won its first league match on Thursday against Rosamond, 8, 1.  

Five points were won on the singles side and all three doubles teams won their matches.

Senior Jacee Carpenter played some great tennis, competing as the No. 1 in both singles and doubles for the day. Playing in the No. 1 spot is tough but Jacee always gives 100%, even when she is losing, tennis coach Patty Cummings said.  She lost to the  No. 1 singles player from Rosamond, 3-6, 2-6. But then, in the doubles, she partnered with Ximena Cervantes and won, 7-5, 6-1. Ximena won her first singles match of the season, 6-2, 6-1.

Emma Thornburg won, 6-4, 6-0; Dominique Osland won her singles, 6-0, 6-1;

Olivia Ellis won, 6-0, 6-0; and Darby Swanson won, 6-0, 6-0.

Senior Leslie Mena and Laurel McElroy won their doubles, 6-2, 6-3. Cumming said

Leslie always has had such a positive attitude on the court . She always is encouraging to whoever she has for a partner.

Dominique Osland also played doubles with Ava Arceo and they won, 6-0, 6-0.

Ava is a sophmore and one of the new players to the sport and the team . She has shown great improvement in just a few short weeks, said Cummings.  This was her first win.   

Senior Karina Jackson also played some singles with the alternate from

Roasamond and won, 6-4, 6-4.

“I’m glad we have had the last few weeks to work on strategy and strokes,”  Cummings said. “The girls played with confidence today. I was most proud of their sportsmanship and the way they interacted with their opponents on and off the courts.”  

Bishop is scheduled to take on Kern Valley for an away game Oct. 5.  

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