Cif Southern Section

November 14, 2010 by staff 

Cif Southern Section, The Valencia team tennis girls started quickly and never looked back. Now the Vikings are headed to the quarterfinals of the CIF Playoffs Division III-South Division.

Paced by senior Emily Fraczek head-to-head victory over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village Tori Sanford, Valencia swept the first set of measures and cruising to a 15-3 victory Saturday at Pepperdine University.

“Getting the early start was important for us,” said Valencia head coach Annie Kellogg. “The rest was a bit like a horse race, we got the inside rail and hopes could surprise us.”

Sanford, the Lions’ No. 1 player, is ranked No. 70 in the rankings in the USTA Southern California for 18 years and under division.

“That really set the tone,” Kellogg said opening win.

Fraczek beat Sanford 6-0, and then added two wins 6-2 and 6-1, while her sister, Clarice, won three, 6-4, 6-0, and 6-0.

Playing in place of an injured Benitez Brigitta shenelle Trujillo added a game, 6-3.

In doubles, Andrea Zammit and Arianna Michaels won two sets in Valencia (16-2), 6-2, 6-2. Ashley Karzin replaced Zammit final round, winning 6-0.

The Vikings’ team of Michelle Savage and Lariska Theron won three more, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2, and No. 3 team of Kirstie Kwock and Nicole Zammit added two sets 6-2, 6 -4, lose third in a tiebreaker.

Kellogg said Amanda Jansson, Andrea Zammit is normal doubles partner who missed the final of the Foothill League with a shoulder injury, will play in the quarterfinals of the team match.

Kellogg did not know when Benitez is ready to play.

The Vikings will play against the winner of Warren and Lakewood on Tuesday.

“One step at a time,” said Kellogg.

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