Turlock High varsity tennis players Rebekka Cripe and Maya Young had one final chance at redeeming themselves after each lost in their respective semi-finals match just two days prior.
This time, it was in the Central California Conference Doubles Tournament, which took place at the Brenda Racquet Club on Thursday, and this time, both were able to come out on top.
Cripe and Young won their first three matches in a rather convincing fashion as the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket, and finally won the championship match over Atwater's team of Catrina Vellarde and Julie Dailey, 6-2 and 6-4.
“After losing in singles, they were excited to team up and play doubles. I think they were hoping they would win but afraid to voice it,” said Turlock head coach Linda Bejaran. “What an awesome end to another Bulldog season. As a coach I feel blessed to work and coach such dedicated athletes.”
Dedicated could be an understatement, for a tennis program that has brought 10 consecutive CCC titles.
“Ten years, what an awesome run. A big congratulations to every THS girls tennis player that contributed to the 10 years of dominance. I feel proud to be a small part of it,” said Bejaran.
The No. 2 doubles team for Turlock that consisted of Michelle Gomez and Izzy Romeo nearly made the finals before losing to Vellarde and Dailey in the semi-final.
They topped one of two teams for Pitman that was made up of Karen Kahlon and Ashley Byers, in the first round, 3-6, 7-6 and 6-2.
“We almost had a THS finals,” said Bejaran.
Both of Pitman's team lost in their opening round matches, including the team of Amrit Hayer and Ashlyn Smith.
Sydney Chiesa and Parisa Jahangirizadeh were the No. 3 Turlock team. They won their first match but lost to Gomez and Romeo in the second round.
Turlock will move on to the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs and will host the loser of Rocklin and Rodriguez at 3 p.m. Tuesday.