By Ray Conner
Kern Valley’s girls tennis team went on the road to Strathmore for their final non-league contest.
It would prove to be a long ride home as they were shut out in the match by the Lady Spartans 9-0.
According to head coach Brian Christianson, the weather was 97 degrees at the start of the match. Strathmore has four courts. They played a Pro-Set (first one to eight, winning by two. They played a tiebreaker at 7-7. The tiebreakers would be a tiebreaker to seven (first one to seven winning by two).
The closest matches were in doubles action. All three Kern Valley teams battled, but came up short.
The team of Maddie Hurley and Hannah O’ Campo lost their set 4-8. The team of Riley Quinn and River Sartor fell in their set 5-8, while the team of Aislynne Chappell and Aidan Schultz also lost their set 5-8.
In singles play, Hurley and O’ Campo each lost by the identical 1-8 scores. Quinn and Katie Davenport each lost by 4-8 scores, while Sartor lost 5-8. Closing out singles action, Nikki Brooks lost 6-8.
Christianson said, “Even though Strathmore was very good, we did not play well. I thought for the most part that we played without any energy. Hopefully, we can learn from this, as we move into High Desert League play.”
Kern Valley began their HDL season on Tuesday as they went on the road to play their rival Bishop.
On Thursday they will go back on the road to continue HDL action with a match versus Rosamond.