The Turlock girls tennis team is off to a 3-0 start in the Central California Conference after defeating Golden Valley High on the road Tuesday afternoon, 7-2.
Turlock head coach Linda Bejaran said the team was playing better after their experiences at the Clovis Tournament.
“Since they were playing their game and being there and playing players that are better upped their game and they were enthusiastic and did wat they needed to do,” said Bejaran.
Their third league win came after the Bulldogs captured five of six victories in the singles side. The top two doubles teams also captured wins for Turlock.
Izzy Romeo, Sophie Winfree, Mehr Sahota, Anna Lima and Megan Vanhoogmoed each won their singles matches in straight sets.
No. 1 doubles team Makenna Boutelle and Taylor Eldridge won their match 6-3 and 7-5 while No. 2 Kelly Ziya and Calista McShane won 6-1, 6-1.
“I honestly believe because of playing up at Clovis it helped,” said Bejaran. “They played people that are better than them, if you don't play people that are better you won’t improve and I think it transitioned onto the court today.”
Turlock will next travel on the road to take on Merced at 3 p.m. Thursday.
“Real excited about the team and we have some youngsters not in top 12, but working hard and hopeful for next year as well,” said Bejaran.
Turlock golf captures win over Merced
The Turlock High girls golf team is 4-0 in the Central California Conference after besting Merced High, 251-297 on Tuesday afternoon on the road.
"Not great, we are better than some of these scores,” said Turlock head coach Mary Krupka. “The gals take this to heart and are motivated to clean up their game. This is a good team and we need to focus on our games and take care of business."
To start things off, freshman Ainslie Coughran chipped in for a birdie on the second hole and this was nice because Krupka had told her team that she wanted at least one chip in for the match.
“We practice this skill and Ainslie took care of business,” said Krupka of her freshman.
Coughran finished the day with the lowest round at 45.
Preeth Singh and Courtney Malmberg each shot a 53. Sarah Musselman finished with a 51 and Brooke Adams capped off at 49.
“Brooke Adams did a good job for the team. A solid senior round,” Krupka added.
Turlock’s next match will be at home against Buhach Colony at 3 p.m. Thursday.