PREP-JC ROUNDUP South edges Carson at Home Depot

first_imgLeanne Gutierrez posted a 7-6 (5) victory over Jamee Biadora to highlight her singles sweep, which was important against a Carson team that has strong singles players. “If we didn’t get Leanne’s sweep in singles, we would’ve been in a lot of trouble,” said South coach Frank Gutierrez, who is Leanne’s father. The teams of Chiodo-Suzuki and Evelyn Siu-Stephanie Giles also won tiebreaker sets that pushed South to victory. “I was real proud of the girls; they showed a lot of mental toughness today,” Gutierrez said. “We’ve been working on a lot of mental toughness techniques, and it really showed today.” Carson, a perennial L.A. City Section contender, got strong singles play from Biadora and Cecile Raymundo, each of whom won two of three singles sets. “They’ll roll over a lot of schools with the three singles players they have,” Frank Gutierrez said. For South, it was a much-needed victory after starting the season 1-5 against a backbreaking nonleague schedule. The teams had a nice backdrop, Gutierrez saying they played on the same courts the WTA used during its tour stop in August. “That’s a world-class facility,” Gutierrez said. “They did a great job there, and the kids were really lucky to play in such a facility.” In other nonleague matches … Peninsula 12, CAMS 6: The doubles team of Hana Chang-Brandea Bunnag won both sets it played, including a 7-6 (11) tiebreaker over the doubles team of Maya Parker and Megan Orejana, to help host Peninsula (2-1) take down defending CIF Division V champion CAMS (2-2) despite a sparkling singles sweep by Tiana Takenaga. Erin Coleman-Anna Tatsuno won both singles sets they played, including a 7-6 (3) tiebreaker victory over Parker and Orejana. Parker and Orejana did post a 7-5 win over Connie Zheng and Lindsay Gerber, who won two of three sets for Peninsula. Redondo 16, Culver City 2: Della Taylor lost just one game in sweeping her three singles sets as Redondo (3-0) punished visiting Culver City (0-3). Sister Elle Taylor also swept her three sets. The doubles team of Alix Politanoff and Romy Vargas recorded a sweep of its sets, and Tatiana Steward combined with two partners to sweep her three doubles sets. Girls volleyball Danielle LeNoir had 15 kills and six blocks as Narbonne claimed a 25-19, 25-16, 28-26 victory over visiting King-Drew in the Marine League opener for both teams. Jessica Booth contributed 13 kills and five digs, and Denae Padilla made 16 digs for the Gauchos (1-1). JC women’s soccer El Camino College used a balanced attack to post a 4-1 nonconference victory at Chaffey. Amanda Pech (North Torrance), Stephanie Hall (West Torrance), Iliana Gonzalez (Mary Star) and Jessica Lozano (Carson) scored goals as El Camino handed Chaffey its first loss of the season. Goalkeeper Lauren Humphreys made six saves for El Camino (6-2-1). Chaffey fell to 6-1-1. JC men’s soccer Kenny Garay scored the decisive goal in the 71st minute to lift El Camino to a 2-1 nonconference victory at Chaffey. Garay, who assisted on Leo Flores’ first-half goal, scored off a pass from Hector Gomez to break a 1-1 tie. Goalkeeper Braulio Ceballos made seven saves for El Camino (5-1-2). Chaffey fell to 4-2-1.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports South Torrance edged Carson, 10-8, in a nonleague tennis match that came down to the wire Monday at Home Depot Center. The South doubles team of Maggi Chiodo and Yulie Suzuki clinched the match with a 6-2 victory over Angela Patricio and Veronique Vida. South also won three tiebreaker sets that went a long way in helping overcome Carson’s singles dominance. last_img

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