Tatiana Harbey and Kyla Eaton each won three sets and Alondra Ponce won two as the Rattlers defeated Yucca Valley, 14-4, in a match of two previously unbeaten teams in the De Anza League.
In doubles, Allegra Erickson and Karla Munoz won three sets and one set was picked up each by Antonella Mazzoti and Melanie Ramos, Ava Descalzo and Zoe Kolytiris, and Janelle Vidal and Goergia Christoffersen.
The Rattlers are now 10-0 on the season.
Twentynine Palms 16,Desert Mirage 2: Amy Gonzalez won a tie-breaker set and the doubles team of Edith Mandujano and Melanie Manriquez won for the Rams, who fell to the Wildcats on Monday.
Coacehlla Valley 15, Desert Hot Springs 5: Desiree Cerda and Andrea Rapan each won three sets, Evelyn Figueroa won two, and the Arabs cruised to a victory Monday. In doubles, Marialene Becerra and Rosalina Castro won three sets and Evelyn Molina and Natalia Mendez won two for CV, who plays next at Twentynine Palms on Wednesday.
LiChi Liu shot a round of 79 on Monday and College of the Desert finished second in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match at Sycuan Resort. The Roadrunners play next at Soboba Springs on Wednesday.
Rancho Mirage 3, Yucca Valley 1: Brooke Topliff had seven aces and 32 assists to lead the Rattlers, who defeated the Trojans, 20-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-21 on Monday. Marcia Amaya had three kills and Emily Sundback had 33 digs for Rancho Mirage. The Rattlers play next at home against Desert Hot Springs.
Coachella Valley 3, Desert Hot Springs 0: Miranda Torres pulled the team along with eight kills and a block, and Leslie Flores overcame a slow start with seven kills and 10 digs for the Arabs, who won, 25-23, 27-25 and 25-17. CV is now 6-7 (2-2 De Anza) and plays at Twentynine Palms on Wednesday.
La Quinta High’s Akemi Von Scherr beat out 212 girls to win the Division 1 Central Park Invitational in 17 minutes, 24 seconds. Teammates Francine Ansley (18:53) took 13th place, Itzel Chavez (19:44) finished 48th, Brandie Lopez (20:04) took 58th, and Ashley Waters (21:19) and Maddy Silva (22:09) also had respectable finishes. The Blackhawks placed 5th out of 29 schools in the Division I weekend event.
Carmelita Zepeda finished in 5th with a time of 22:43 in the senior girls’ race to lead Desert Mirage High at the Canyon Springs Invitational on Saturday. In the junior boys’ race, Benjamin Reyes finished in 20th in a time of 20:09 and Brandon Alfaro in 25th place in a time of 20:46. Esmeralda Perez finished in 23rd and Brenda Aquino in 27th in the junior girls’ race.
Uriel Galarza finished in 22nd place (22:48) in the senior boys’ race for the Rams.
BNP Paribas Open to donate to local cancer non-profit
The Indian Wells tennis tournament will donate $1 from every ticket sold in the month of October to a local non-profit cancer organization, the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. The center is a cancer treatment facility that offers patients unrivaled medical care and comprehensive cancer services, including treatment for prostate cancer and breast cancer, while the Desert Cancer Foundation’s cancer screening program provides services to residents of the Coachella Valley who are uninsured and have a financial need.
Last year the tournament donated more than $11,000 from its October ticket sales, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center and the Desert Cancer Foundation.
The BNP Paribas Open will be held March 6-19, 2017 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden,