Volleyball

Roundup: Rattlers tennis backs up bump in CIF polls

Two days after moving up to No. 3 in the CIF SS Division 5 polls, the Rancho Mirage girls’ tennis team again proved their dominance in the De Anza League with a near sweep of Desert Hot Springs 17-1 Wednesday afternoon.

In singles, Antonella Mazzotti led the way with three singles wins, followed by two from Eve Kolytiris and one each from Alondra Ponce, Kyla Eaton and Georgia Christoffersen.

In doubles, the teams of Perla Renteria and Laronjanae Curtis, and Janelle Vidal and Emily Curtis each contributed two set victories, with one won by Tia Kolytiris and Zoe Kolytiris, Emily Garcia and Geovana Garcia, Karla Munoz and Melanie Ramos, Zoe Kolytiris and Izzy Meza, and Tia Kolytiris and Ava Descalzo.

Indio 10, Shadow Hills 8: With the help of three singles set victories from Alyssa Alvarez (6-0, 6-2, 6-1), the Rajahs narrowly defeated crosstown rival Shadow Hills. Alissa Rocha (6-3, 6-3) and Emily Hernandez (6-3, 6-0) added two more victories in singles.

In doubles, the teams of Laricza Navarro and Unique Fermon (6-3), Sammy Pineda and Maria Carmona (6-1), and Gardenia Fernandez and Xitlali Casarrubias (6-3) each added one set in the win. The Rajahs are now 5-8 overall and 3-5 in the DVL.

La Quinta 11, Shadow Hills 7: On Tuesday, Natalie Alvarez helped lead the Blackhawks to a league victory 11-7 over Shadow Hills with three singles sets victories 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. Claire Jones (7-5) and Triniti Marhafer (6-2) added one set apiece.

In doubles, Alexa Center and Mia Kijako nearly swept all three of their sets 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, while Sofia Fernandez and Mlen Azurin (6-1, 6-0) added two victories while Madison Burns and Abby Almon added one (6-0).

Yucca Valley 14, Desert Mirage 4: In their league loss, Melanie Nunez, Yi Ling Yang and Amy Gonzalez each won one singles match, while Edith Mandujano and Melanie Manriquez teamed up for the lone doubles point for the Rams. Desert Mirage will take the court next on Friday against Cathedral City.

Girls’ volleyball

Rancho Mirage 3, Desert Hot Springs 0: The Rattlers prevailed in straight sets 25-22, 25-8, 25-8, led by Kylie Davenport’s eight kills, two aces and five digs. Brooke Topliff led the charge in serving, added eight aces and an impressive 16-point streak, while Jomarie Viloria added six aces.

The Rattlers will play next at Coachella Valley on Monday.

Coachella Valley 3, Twentynine Palms 2: After falling behind two sets to none with a 22-17 deficit in the third set, the Arabs mounted a massive comeback to take down the Wildcats in five sets 21-25, 13-25, 25-23, 26-24, 17-15.

Miranda Torres led the charge with seven kills and seven blocks, while Iliana Corona had six kills, five aces and two assists. The Arabs (7-7, 3-2) play next at home Monday against Rancho Mirage.

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Women’s golf: The Roadrunners finished second at Soboba Springs Golf Course in a Pacific Coast Conference match. LiChi Liu led the team with a one-over 73, followed by Kabrea Rosas’ 81.

Alondra Ponce of Rancho Mirage hits a shot during her singles match against Desert Hot Springs, October 5, 2016.

Alondra Ponce of Rancho Mirage hits a shot during her singles match against Desert Hot Springs, October 5, 2016.

Kyla Eaton of Rancho Mirage serves during her singles match against Desert Hot Springs, October 5, 2016.

Kyla Eaton of Rancho Mirage serves during her singles match against Desert Hot Springs, October 5, 2016.

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