Immanuel High won its sixth straight Central Section girls tennis championship Tuesday, defeating Porterville 7-2 in the Division III final.
The top-seeded Eagles won five of six singles matches – with victories by Selah McFall, Kristina Jackson, Courtney King, Leah Ellison and Abby King – to clinch it against the third-seeded Panthers before doubles began. Immanuel got wins from McFall/Jackson and Reilly Reis/Samantha Reed in doubles.
It is Immanuel's second straight title in Division III after winning the previous four in D-IV, and seventh section title in eight years.
"The girls did a great job and I'm glad to keep the streak alive," Eagles coach Craig Statton said.
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No. 4 Clovis West 5, No. 1 Buchanan 4: Kristen Lampe and Anmol Bhatia rallied from a first-set rout to win at No. 2 doubles, the No. 3 team of Eryn Piearcy and Christina McKoane provided the match-winning point, and the defending division champion Golden Eagles (16-7) are back in the final after pinning the Bears (20-1) with their first loss.
Clovis West, which had lost to Buchanan 7-2 and 6-3 during the regular season, received a big boost from Lampe and Bhatia, who pulled out a 0-6, 6-2, 10-7 win over Katlyn Wood and Sally Shellworth.
The Golden Eagles – who play No. 2 Garces on Thursday in Bakersfield for the title – also got singles wins from Lampe, Nicole Shinkawa and Courtney Bukilica.
Garces advanced with a 7-2 win over No. 3 Bullard.
No. 1 Clovis North 7, No. 4 Madera 2: Charmaine Ramirez and Ashley Winslow won in singles – at Nos. 3 and 5 singles, respectively – and together as the No. 2 doubles team to lead the defending division champion Broncos back to the final.
No. 2 Sanger 5, No. 6 Monache 4: The Apaches won the Nos. 2-3 doubles matches behind Katie Lacy/Alyssa Mendoza and Soli Juarez/Alex Kokka to advance to the final.
Sanger also received singles wins from Mendoza, Julie Sanchez and Aly Honore.
No. 1 Liberty-Madera Ranchos 9, No. 4 Central Valley Christian 0: The defending champion Hawks (16-0) will play for the title again after riding wins from Annie Erickson and Eunice Castro in the top singles and in No. 1 doubles.
Liberty will face Corcoran or Strathmore.