NU duo nets third place in SFL tennis |

NU duo nets third place in SFL tennis

After taking the court in singles play throughout the fall sports season, Kayla Allen and Brittanie Miller switched gears and teamed up for doubles competition at the Sierra Foothill League championships Thursday at Johnson Ranch in Roseville.

The seniors didn’t seem to miss a beat as they secured a third-place finish among SFL doubles competition.

“It’s been great,” Allen said Thursday. “I love playing with Brittanie, so it’s great to end it together.

“And the girls we lost to actually won the whole (tourney).”

Allen and Miller also actually had that Granite Bay tandem on the ropes early, winning the first set 6-3 before falling 7-6 in the second set (10-8 in the tiebreaker) and 6-3 in the third set.

The NU duo bounced back from that semifinal loss, however, to beat Woodcreek 7-5, 6-3 for third place.

“It was kind of strange at first, having played singles all year,” Miller said. “We were kind of slow starting out, but after the first match we got into a groove and played really well. It was fun for us to play together again.”

Last year the two made the same late-season shift and finished fourth in the SFL doubles tournament.

This time around – after Miller had successfully returned from a knee injury – was especially sweet for the seniors to be on the court together for their final high school matches.

“I’ve known (Allen) ever since middle school,” Miller said. “We’ve been on the team all four years together.”


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