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PREP TENNIS

Whitney falls to Mira Loma in CAL opener

‘Cats blank Antelope 9-0
By: Amanda Calzada/Placer Herald Correspondent
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On Sept. 20, the Wildcats fell 6-3 to Mira Loma. The Matadors have been the Capital Athletic League champions for the past three years. With the No. 4 singles player missing, freshman Brani Mojsich filled in and won a “tough emotional match,” according to new Whitney head coach Marsh Riggs. Reema Patel and Lina Tran won as the No. 1 doubles pair and have a shot at earning the league title as doubles champions. Senior Cynthia Nguyen and freshman Midori Garman won No. 3 doubles. The victory improved their season record to 5-5. “As a group, they are beginning to show their competitiveness and perhaps will break the stranglehold of the top two teams in the league, Rio Americano and Mira Loma,” said Riggs. Whitney 9, Antelope 0 The Whitney High girls tennis team added a little drama before rolling over Antelope last week. Whitney’s Becca Walsh playing No. 2 singles rallied from a 3-6 loss in the first set to win the final two sets 7-5, 6-3 and give the Wildcats the decisive victory. “The team is beginning to solidify and find its identity after some very tough preseason matches against Division I rivals,” said Riggs. No. 1 singles player Kristina Mojsich won her sets at 6-4, 4-6 and 7-6. Whitney was scheduled to host Rio Americano Tuesday, and travel to El Camino for a match today.