Christopher’s Emily Barham and Adena Chen showed why they are the Cougars No. 1 and 2 singles players, respectively.
Barham and Chen made it all the way to the Monterey Bay League semifinal round Tuesday at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness Club in Salinas.
Barham’s faced the No. 1 overall singles player, Watsonville’s Sara Benavidez, in the semis match, but fell 4-6, 2-6.
Chen went up against Salinas’ Alissa Loftus, the No. 2 seed, and lost her semifinal match 4-6, 1-6.
Gilroy’s doubles team of Yesenia Mendez and Sinead Jernigan were the sole representatives for the Mustangs, but lost to the doubles team from Alisal.
Mustangs fall in the first round of MBL Tournament
Things didn’t quite go the way the Gilroy water polo teams had hoped.
Both the boys and girls opened the postseason with a loss Tuesday in the Monterey Bay League double-elimination tournament.
The Mustangs girls fell 6-20 to Monterey, while the boys lost 9-14 vs. Harbor. Stats from these games were not available.
Both teams will try to stay alive in the tournament as play continues today. The girls will take on Harbor at 4 p.m. and the boys will take on Everett Alvarez at 5 p.m. at home.
Christopher tops Watsonville in season finale
The Christopher volleyball team finished its season on a high note.
The Cougars topped Watsonville 3-1 on the road Tuesday, winning 19-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-21.
Stats from this game were not yet available.
Christopher will miss the Central Coast Section playoffs and finish the season with a 14-18 overall record, 6-7 in league play.
Mustangs’ JV falls to Alisal
Despite three very close game, the Gilroy JV squad just couldn’t pull out a win.
The JV Mustangs fell 3-0 to their Alisal counterparts 18-25, 23-25, 13-15 at home Tuesday.
Fatima Ortega led with seven kills and six aces for Gilroy. Evelyn Clonts had three kills while Marie Bernards and Aaliyah Kirby added two a piece. Jasmin Rodriguez served at 100 percent.