Monarchs start season with a win
The Exeter Monarchs girl’s tennis team started off the 2013 season with a big victory over rival as the Monarchs defeated the Woodlake Tigers in a non league contest.
For the Monarchs it was Giselle Velasquez, Sammie Soong, Lizzy Balew, Leslie Garcia all picking up wins in singles play. Velasquez defeated Bridgette Lima 8-5, Soong defeated Felicia Gonzalez 8-6, Balew defeated Alondra Aguilar 8-1 and Garcia defeated Cyane Gonzalez 8-6.
For the Tigers is was No. 3 Brianna Romero defeating Claire Miculian 8-5 and in the battle of the No. 1’s it was Woodlake’s Xochitl Quezada defeating Exeter’s Makayla Martinez 8-6.
In doubles play it was all Exeter as the Monarchs took all three matches. Makayla Martinez and Sammie Soong defeated Xochitl Quezada and Brianna Romero 8-5, Giselle Velasquez and Lizzy Balew defeated Felicia Gonzalez and Alondra Aguilar 8-4 while Makayla McMurty and Kiera Lamb defeated Stephanie Leon-Vargas and Elizabeth Martinez 8-1.
Exeter will be back on the court on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. against Tulare Western. As for Woodlake, the Tigers will be back on the court Thursday, Aug. 29 at Orange Cove starting at 4 p.m.