Grizzlies sweep section singles, doubles crowns
The Sac-Joaquin Section singles and doubles tennis championships belong to Granite Bay High School this season.
Twin sisters Chloe and Lily Forlini won their third doubles title in a row with a straight-set victory over the Roseville duo of Ada Ukaegbu and Bianca Luna, and Kammy Kecki completed a four-match run to win her first section singles championship Friday at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
“The Forlinis are just so solid together,” Roseville coach Donny Nush said after the twins defeated Ukaegbu and Luna 6-4, 6-3. “They work so well together, and they were just making my girls make some mistakes at the net.”
The top-seeded Forlinis advanced to the final with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over No. 3 Bethany Caldwell and Angela Alupoaie of Bella Vista. Ukaegbu and Luna, seeded second, came back to beat No. 4 Olga Yulayeva and Alice Ni of Mira Loma 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the other semifinal.
Kecki, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 3 Carolina Chernyetsky of El Camino 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals and No. 4 Rachel Putty of Bella Vista 6-3, 6-1 in the final. Putty hasn’t lost a Capital Valley Conference match in three years.
Kecki was a section finalist as a freshman in 2009. She lost to older sister Kara Kecki in the final. Kara, the top seed for this year’s tournament, won her first two matches Thursday but had a commitment Friday and didn’t play. Putty won their semifinal in a walkover.
The new champion said the matches are never good when Kecki meets Kecki.
“Neither of us are very into it,” Kammy Kecki said. “It’s never like exciting tennis.”
She was happy the Grizzlies took all the hardware back to their Granite Bay campus.
“I’m just happy we all won,” Kecki said. “It’s cool to represent the school like that.”
SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION TOURNAMENT
At Johnson Ranch Racquet Club
First round: Kara Kecki (Granite Bay) def. Vannida Nguyen (Manteca-Sierra) 6-0, 6-0; Marifer Ochoa (Ceres) def. Jessica Crockett (Rio Americano) 6-0, 6-3; Serina Chung (McClatchy) def. Emily Lewis (Fairfield-Vanden) 6-4, 6-2; Rachel Putty (Bella Vista) def. Harpreet Kaur (Inderkum) 6-1, 6-0; Carolina Chernyetsky (El Camino) def. Ly Hoang (Weston Ranch) 6-1, 6-0; Alexis Barcellos (Los Banos) def. Juliann Wang (McClatchy) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2; Lindsay Donovan (Christian Brothers) def. Daisy Hayward (Benicia) 6-2, 6-3; Kammy Kecki (Granite Bay) def. Hannah Poukish (Yuba City) 6-1, 6-1.
Quarterfinals: Kara Kecki def. Ochoa 6-0, 6-0; Putty def. Chung 6-1, 6-0; Chernyetsky def. Barcellos; Kammy Kecki def. Donovan 6-1, 6-1.
Semifinals: Putty def. Kara Kecki, walkover; Kammy Kecki def. Chernyetsky 6-2, 6-1.
Final: Kammy Kecki def. Putty 6-3, 6-1.
First round: Chloe Forlini-Lily Forlini (Granite Bay) def. Taylor Coggeshall-Lexi Goldwyn (Rio Americano) default; Marissa Ditler-Anna Ditler (Woodland-Pioneer) def. Zoila Cadena-Taylor Chan (McClatchy) 6-2, 6-4; Ashley Duenas-Klasey Kachalkin (Manteca-East Union) def. Brenda Louie-Daniella Ponce (Fairfield-Vanden) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4); Bethany Caldwell-Angela Alupoaie (Bella Vista) def. Nicole Marchese-Christina Soares (Los Banos) 6-3, 6-3; Olga Yulayeva-Alice Ni (Mira Loma) def. Sophia Poukish-Amanda Perry (Yuba City) 6-1, 6-0; Ali Doerr-Lauren Griffin (Oakmont) def. Wendy Lin-Rosa Zou (Manteca) 6-4, 6-1; Taylor Mendez-Tiffany Liu (Los Banos) def. Nancy Nguyen-Kelly Hoang (Vallejo-Bethel) 6-2, 6-4; Ada Ukaegbu-Bianca Luna (Roseville) def. Allie Yamamoto-Sam Wang (McClatchy) 6-1, 6-1.
Quarterfinals: C. Forlini-L. Forlini def. M. Ditler-A. Ditler 6-0, 6-2; Caldwell-Alupoaie def. Duenas-Kachalkin 6-3, 6-0; Yulayeva-Ni def. Doerr-Griffin 6-2, 6-1; Ukaegbu-Luna def. Mendez-Liu 6-0, 6-0.
Semifinals: C. Forlini-L. Forlini def. Caldwell-Alupoaie 6-0, 6-0; Ukaegbu-Luna def. Yulayeva-Ni 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Final: C. Forlini-L. Forlini def. Ukaegbu-Luna 6-4, 6-3.