Longhorns spoil Warriors’ tennis opener

Fallbrook High’s Imogen Isaac serves during a varsity girls tennis match against Rancho Buena Vista. Isaac, the Lady Warriors’ No. 1 singles player, went 3-0 against her opponents in the Aug. 22 match. Shane Gibson photos

Fallbrook High School’s girls tennis team opened its season Aug. 22 at home against Rancho Buena Vista, which defeated the Warriors by a 15-3 score.

“We just didn’t get any points,” said Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway.

A high school tennis match consists of each of a school’s three singles players contesting a set against each of the other school’s singles players and each of the school’s three doubles teams competing against each of their counterparts. One point is awarded for each set won.

Fallbrook’s No. 1 singles player, junior Imogen Isaac, defeated all three of her opponents to account for all of the Warriors’ points.

“It’s going to be a process we have to go through to see how much we can improve,” said Lenaway.

The Warriors do not have a junior varsity team this year, so all 13 players are on the varsity. Six of those players were on last year’s varsity but one of those was injured and unable to play Aug. 22, so only five varsity veterans faced the Longhorns.

“The four who played 2 and 3 doubles learned how to hold their racquet two weeks ago,” Lenaway said.

Most of the team members only play tennis during the CIF season.

“Our returners are semi-experienced,” said Lenaway. “They’re not tournament players.”

Isaac began the 2015 season on the varsity. The only other third-year varsity player is Makena Larson, who split 2015 between the varsity and junior varsity squads. Only two of this year’s Fallbrook players are seniors while two others are freshmen.

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