East County Sports

What rain? Griffins dominate in tennis



ECS staff report

Megan Haber BIO

FLETCHER HILLS — The rain expected on Tuesday (Feb. 28) afternoon wasn;t supposed to arrive in the East County until just after 3  p.m. That’s bad news for local high schools, butr not for Grosmsont College, which starts its tennis matches at 1 p.m.

Thus, Griffins head coach Megan Haber notified Cypress College that it was fine to drive south for their non-conference match. And even though it was cold and windy, noty one drop of rain fell until after the natchm which the Griffins easuly collected in a 8-1 non-conference victory over the Chargers.

Grossmont posted a sweep in six single matches, then took the second- and third-flight matches in doubles, which figured to be the most competitive of the events.


However, the Griffins pair of Ellie Capurro and Crystal Hernandez came from behind to win at the number two doubles match over Cypress’ state-ranked team of Mia Kassabian and Kassy Nguyen. Then  the Grossmont tandem of Edie Guthrie and Loribeth Ulloa secured a 9-8 tiebraker decision over the Chargers team of Sidney Dominquez and Eliza Carrille. 


Grossmont will be back in action on Thursday (March 2) — weather pending — when they open Pacific Coast Athletic Conference action. The defending PCAC champs will open against San Diego City at the Grossmont Tennis Center at 2 p.m.

Not only are the Griffins seeking to defned their conference crown, coach Haber’s troops will seek their 8th title in nine full seasons. 


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