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Local Roundup: Miners fall SFL tennis tourney

Brittanie Miller won her first two matches of the Sierra Foothill League “A” singles tournament Tuesday, but Nevada Union’s senior fell one stop short of advancing to the section tennis tournament.

Miller defeated Rocklin’s Rachel Leung 6-1, 6-2 in the first round at Johnson Ranch in Roseville and then rallied back to beat Granite Bay’s Erin Bell 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 to earn a singles semifinals berth.

“That was a big match,” said NU coach Mike Blake. “She was down 4-1 in the second set. She just kind of clawed her way back into it. I’m real proud of her.”

Miller then fell to Del Oro’s Bryn Bacharach 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals.

Bacharach and Heather Davidson of Rocklin, who will meet Thursday in the singles finals, will represent the SFL in the section singles tournament.

Jaimie Miller, a Nevada Union freshman and sister of Brittanie Miller, lost in the first round of action Tuesday. Del Oro’s Aubrey Nelson downed Jaimie Miller 5-7, 6-2, 10-3.

In the “B” singles tourney draw, NU’s Kayla Allen won her first two matches by the scores of 6-4, 7-5 and 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals. She lost to Rachel Hunter of Granite Bay 6-2, 6-4.

Maddie Messer also competed for NU Tuesday, scoring a 7-6, 7-6 first-round victory before falling 6-1, 6-1 in a match to a Rocklin player.

SFL tournament play resumes Thursday with “A” draw doubles action at Johnson Ranch. Allen and Brittanie Miller will play at the No. 1 doubles slot for NU, while Messer and Jaimie Miller will play as Nevada Union’s No. 2 team.

In the “B” draw, Molly Feller and Hayley Zucca will team up for the Miners, while Hayley Croft and April DeMartini will also play doubles for NU.


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