Ceres High varsity girls tennis standout Shania Evans enjoyed the experience of competing at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Individual Singles Tournament for the first time.
“I’m pleased with how I did. I tried my hardest. A lot of our points went to deuce.”Shania Evans
“I’m pleased with how I did,” she said. “I tried my hardest. A lot of our points went to deuce.”
Evans was beaten 6-1, 6-0 by Rodriguez’s Jasmine Lee in the first round on Nov. 1 at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.
Lee went on to lose 6-3, 6-2 to El Capitan’s Jenasis Yarrell in the semifinals.
“I didn’t have high expectations,” Evans said. “The pressure was on her to keep her reputation. I was just happy getting there.”
A four-year member of Ceres High’s girls tennis program, Evans earned a top-16 finish in the Section’s Division-II singles bracket this season.
She amassed a 15-2 record during the Western Athletic Conference campaign.
Evans won three of four matches en route to a runner-up finish at the WAC Singles Championships.
She also helped lead Ceres High to a runner-up finish in the WAC standings (11-3).
Shania was a first-team all-conference selection.
The Bulldogs qualified for team playoffs during Evans’ senior and sophomore years.
She compiled a near-perfect 14-1 record at No. 6 singles in 2016.
Evans played doubles her freshman year.
“I just really wanted my senior year to be my best year,” she said. “That’s what was motivating me. I definitely put more effort into tennis this season.”