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Brief Appearance In Post Season For Netters
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Starting out with a roar this season, the Cougar tennis players quietly exited the playoffs in early round action.

"Our season just sort of dwindled," agreed coach Dan Thompson.

Finishing third overall in Trans-Valley League play, the Cougars sent Grant Tower, Alicia Amarant and Kristin Anderson on to subsections at Oak Park in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12.

"Grant went in singles and he lost in the second round in a three-set match," Thompson explained. "It was close in the third, but Grant lost a 4-6, 6-4, 3-6 match. In my opinion, Grant was the better player and he learned some things, he has some work to do."

Tower had an outstanding season in the TVL, losing only one match to post an 11-1 mark. That one match was a forfeit, pulling out due to illness.

"Alicia Amarant and Kristin Anderson went as our girls doubles and they lost in the first round," said Thompson. "It was a two-set match and they (opponents) had one girl on their team that kept attacking the volleys and putting them away."

Both Tower and the Amarant/Anderson tandem fell to Sacramento-area opponents.

"It was an early exit," admitted Thompson. "But we're planning on being back next year, we'll have some good returners and I think we'll do very well in the TVL."