Central Valley High School's varsity girls tennis team could have had two representatives in the finals of the Western Athletic Conference Singles Championships this past month.
Unseeded for the 16-person tournament, Hawk Teresa Diaz won two of four matches en route to a fourth-place finish.
"She (Diaz) performed very well," Hawks head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "She was aggressive. She played hard. She was consistent the whole day. She did a great job."
Diaz lost 6-3, 6-0 to eventual WAC-champion Shirley Liu of Los Banos in the semifinals on Oct. 28 at CV.
Diaz defeated Patterson's Ashley Alfalla 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in the quarterfinals and edged fourth-seeded Angelica Slater of Ceres High 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-0 in the first round.
"Angelica didn't play poorly," Bulldogs head coach Jack Jacques said. "Teresa hit a lot of winners."
Los Banos' Melanie Silva topped Diaz 6-1, 6-3 for third place.
Central Valley's Jadah Jackson lost 6-0, 6-4 to Liu in the opening round.
"Jadah didn't give up," Rodriguez said. "The second set was competitive."
Ceres High's Juliana Rosas lost in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, to Alfalla.
Rosas won the first set in dominant fashion before Alfalla rallied for the victory.
"Juliana played a good match," Jacques said. "It was very competitive. She could have won. Ashley played the bigger points a little better."
Liu topped second-seeded Emely Amaya of Central Valley 6-4, 6-2 for the WAC crown on Thursday.