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Triplicate Staff

The Del Norte High girls tennis team had another strong performance on Tuesday, defeating North Coast Prep 7-2 at home.

The win brings the Warriors to 7-0 in Humboldt-Del Norte Conference play, good enough for first.

Del Norte was coming off a huge victory on Saturday when the squad defeated Arcata 5-4. It was the first conference loss for the Tigers since 2005.

In the No. 1 player match, Warrior Emma Wilson defeated Chisa Hughes 6-0, 6-1.

Rebecca Cink downed Genay Pilarowski 6-3, 6-3. No. 3 Jennifer Gustafson won her match against Amy Wolfberg 6-0, 6-3.

Lauren Golda, the No. 4 seed for Del Norte downed Haley Connors-Keith 6-1, 6-1. No. 5 Ashleigh Speaker defeated Abi Olmstead 6-2, 6-1. Kelsey Hintz, the No. 6 player for the Warriors downed Chelsea Morden 6-0, 6-1.

In an exhibition match, Jaden Olson of Del Norte defeated Elena Tessler 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Wilson and Speaker won against Hughes and Wolfberg 8-1.

Mollie McLoughlin and Meghan Webb of Del Norte lost to Pilarowski and Connors-Keith 2-8.

Amy McLoughlin and Ornella Bua lost to Olmstead and Morden 6-8.

Head coach Jane Rumiano said she was pleased that in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches that some of the girls with less tennis experience had the chance to play.

andquot;I was pleased with the progress they've made during the season, and this match gave them incentive to work on skills and strategy in practice,andquot; she said.

Del Norte next plays on Saturday at home against Fortuna at 11 a.m.

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