Triplicate Staff

The Del Norte High girls tennis team continued its torrid pace in Humboldt-Del Norte Conference play on Tuesday, defeating Eureka 8-1 at home. The win brings the squad to 4-0 for the year in HDNC play.

On Saturday, the team travels to top HDNC power Arcata.

In the No. 1 seed match up, Emma Wilson handled Crystal Parker 6-4, 6-4.

No. 2 seed Rebecca Cink defeated Jenna Madsen 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, while Lauren Godla lost to Vivi Smith 6-7, (5-7), 4-6. No 4. Ashleigh Speaker defeated Elsie Adams 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Jennifer Gustafson won against Kristen Callahan 6-1, 6-0. Rachel Cink won against Tori Edwards 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

In doubles action, Wilson and Rebecca Cink defeated Parker and Madsen 8-1. Gustafson and Speaker defeated Smith and Adams 8-3, and Rachel Cink and Kelsy Hintz defeated Callahan and Edwards 8-2.

Head coach Jane Rumiano said the girls were challenged by a Eureka team andquot;that knew how to hit the ball well and play good tennis.andquot;

Overall, Rumiano said she was pleased with how they played.

andquot;The girlsstepped up their games to meet the challenge, learned more about themselves and how to play tennis in the process,andquot; she said.