Piedmont girls tennis advances to NCS semifinals

Tonya Kononova

The Piedmont High School girls tennis team advanced to the North Coast Section Division 2 semifinals with a 5-2 victory over visiting Lick-Wilmerding on November 10.

Carolina Romanczuk

The Highlanders will face Branson on November 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Goldman Tennis Complex in Golden Gate Park. The winner of that match will advance to the championship against the winner of the University-Marin Academy match. The championship will be held at the same site approximately one hour after the semifinals conclude.

Mara LaForte (left) and Michaela Bini

Tanya Kononova once again was outstanding at No. 1 singles, double-bageling Alexa DiSobato, 6-0, 6-0. Carolina Romanczuk defeated Marisa Miyaki at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.

Cecilia DeFazio (left) and Emma Eisemon

The Tigers took the other two singles matches. Maahir Gupta defeated Anne Jumper at No. 2, 6-4, 6-3. Jocelyn Gursky beat Ellie Broscow at No. 4, 7-5, 6-3.

Arianna Kortum (left) and Kate Jumper

As has been the case many times this season, Piedmont swept the doubles matches. At No. 1, Mara LaForte and Michaela Bini downed Emilia Ozer-Staton and Lily Varon, 6-2, 6-3. Cecilia DeFazio and Emma Eisemon beat Gisella Donohoe and Antonia Casey at No. 2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. And in the No. 3 match, it was Arianna Kortum and Kate Jumper defeating Emmie Hou and Linda Palmer, 6-3, 6-3.

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