Teammates for the past three seasons, seniors Tania Garfias and Jillian Jimenez partnered up for the first time while representing Ceres High’s varsity girls tennis program at the Western Athletic Conference Doubles Tournament on Oct. 30 in Ceres.
Garfias and Jimenez reached the quarterfinals, along with Ceres High’s sister combination of Jasmine and Gurmannet Bahia.
“They did amazing,” coach Michelle Casey said.
Garfias and Jimenez compiled a 1-1 record.
“I played them against my strongest doubles team at practice and they won. They’ve developed a good bond being teammates for three years.”Coach Michelle Casey
“I played them against my strongest doubles team at practice and they won,” Casey said. “They’ve developed a good bond being teammates for three years.”
Garfias and Jimenez lost 6-1, 6-0 to Los Banos’ Kierstyn Cotta and Trinity Meza.
They beat Pacheco’s Arianna Sanchez and Bianca Montoya in the first round.
“They played extremely well,” Casey said. “The other team was just better.”
The Bahia siblings also won one of their two matches.
Jasmine and Gurmannet lost 6-3, 6-1 to Los Banos’ Sarah White and Ally Watkins.
White and Watkins battled back from the 3-0 deficit in the first game.
Jasmine and Gurmannet beat Grace Davis’ Adryanna Ege and Emma Brasiel in the opening round.
“Combining their skillsets together created a strong doubles team,” Casey said.