• Girls Tennis: Michele Haugen Picks up Second Straight Victory, but Team Loses to Carmel


    Michele Haugen with a back hand in her victory against Dillan Chiewpanich of Carmel

    Michele Haugen with a back hand in her victory against Dillan Chiewpanich of Carmel

    By Jon Charron

    “Even in defeat, this the best they have played as a team and individually,” Pacific Grove head coach Elin Dolowich said about her team after they fell to the three time defending league champions Carmel on Tuesday afternoon. [09-22-15]

    While none of the Breakers matches went more than two sets, they showed they have been improving every week.

    The #1 singles match, featured Savana McDowell of Pacific Grove and Emma Suezaki of Carmel. McDowell, who was undefeated through her first three matches of the season, lost in a tough battle to Suezaki, 6-1, 6-4.

    Savana McDowell of PG serves in her match against Emma Suezaki of Carmel

    Savana McDowell of PG serves in her match against Emma Suezaki of Carmel

    Picking up the Breakers only victory of the day, was #2 singles player Michele Haugen. Haugen grinded out a tough 6-2, 7-5 victory over Dillan Chiewpanich. After falling behind 4-2 in the second set, Haugen battled back and took the next three points, to take a 5-4 lead. Chiewpanich’s tough serves kept her in it as she tied it back up at 5-5. In the end though, Haugen would prevail and close it out.

    “It was huge,” Dolowich said about Haugen’s second straight victory. “She’s super consistent and a rock solid #2. She just fights to the last point and I love that about her.”

    The Breakers have been getting better all season, and Dolowich had a positive outlook on the future of their season. “I am feeling really good,” she said. “I think we’ve come a long way. We got some work to do, but were fighting the best in the area and I feel that is a great thing for our young players.”


    #1 Singles – Suezaki, E. CHS, def. McDowell, S. PGHS, 6-1, 6-4.

    #2 Singles – Haugen, M. PGHS, def. Chiewpanich, D. CHS, 6-2, 7-5.

    #3 Singles – Apfel, E. CHS, def. PGHS, default

    #1 Doubles – Haase, T./Tracy, L. CHS, def. Momberger, E./Leivenberg, M. PGHS, 6-4, 6-1.

    #2 Doubles – Donaldson, D./MacDonald, K. CHS, def. Kiely, M./Sands, R. PGHS, 6-1, 6-1.

    #3 Doubles – Allen, I./Trapin, S. CHS, def. PGHS, default

    They will look to continue their tough play against Santa Catalina at home, on September 29, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 23, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports


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