November 18, 2009 > Mission San Jose wins NCS
Mission San Jose wins NCS
By David J. Nicolas
Mission San Jose High School had little trouble in claiming the North Coast Section girls team tennis championship last weekend.
Mission, representing the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) as the number-two seed, shutout its first-round opponent, number-15 Analy High School, 7-0, on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (American High School, also of the MVAL, was downed by six-seed Carondelet High School, 7-0, on Tuesday.)
Mission continued its march to the NCS title with a convincing quarterfinals victory over number-10 Amador Valley High School (who previously upset the number-seven seed, Campolindo High School), 5-2, on Thursday, Nov. 12, to advance to the semifinals.
In their closes match of the tournament, Mission defeated three-seed Miramonte High School, 4-3, on Saturday morning, Nov. 14, to advance to the finals.
Number-one Foothill High School, who cruised into the finals - 7-0 vs. #16 Eureka High School; 6-1 vs. #8 Castro Valley High School; and 5-1 vs. #4 Redwood High School - met Mission San Jose with less fortunes than its previous three rounds.
Mission was able to shut down Foothill's top players, en route to a rather simple 5-1 victory and the NCS championship.
Next up for MSJ is the Northern California Tournament, beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. Mission will take on the winner of the San Francisco Section vs. Northern Section #2 match up.
In Central Coast Section action, Burlingame High School defeated Milpitas High School, 4-3 in the opening-round playoff match.
Number one singles player Katie Le extended her perfect season by beating Burlingame's Brooke Tu, 6-1 and 6-1.
Milpitas' Vivian Nguyen lost to Poliina Davidenko 1-6 and 4-6.
Chirti Tain beat Burlingame's Marci Cohn 6-0 and 6-1.
Lina Ye of Milpitas won against Vina Murphy 6-1 and 6-1.