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CVs Amaya advances to quarterfinals
Ceres Highs Janet Jimenez (pictured) and Juliana Rosas teamed up at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Doubles Championships. - photo by DALE BUTLER/Courier file photo

Central Valley's Emely Amaya, and Ceres High's Janet Jimenez and Juliana Rosas represented their respective varsity girls tennis teams at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II championships.

Amaya, a four-year player with the Hawks, finished in the top eight at the singles tournament, staged Nov. 6-7 at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.

"We've had some decent No. 1 singles players in the past," Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "She's the first girl in CV history to make it that far (to sections). She put together an impressive year."

Emely posted a 1-1 record at the section tourney.

She lost 6-2, 6-0 to fourth-seeded Carolina Chernyetsky of El Camino in the quarterfinals.

Amaya beat Inderkum's Leilani Voong in straight sets (6-0, 6-1) in the first round.

"She got a pretty good draw and was able to win a match," Rodriguez said. "She enjoyed the experience. The girl she lost to was better than her. She was at another level."

Amaya compiled a 16-3 record this year.

"Her competitiveness and athletic ability helped her compete at a high level," Rodriguez said.

Jimenez and Rosas lost 6-1, 6-2 to McClatchy's Karli Ching and Carmen Nguyen in the opening round of the section's doubles tournament. "I'm proud of them for making it that far," Ceres High head coach Jack Jacques said. "They played well together. They enjoyed themselves."