By Bill Choy

Triplicate Sports Editor

The Del Norte High girls tennis team had a strong showing against McKinleyville at home on Saturday morning, winning 9-0. The win improves the Warriors mark in HDN conference play to 3-0 early in the season.

andquot;I'm really happy with how they did,andquot; head coach Jane Rumiano said. andquot;The girls have been playing really well.andquot;

Emma Wilson, the No. 1 seed for Del Norte defeated Abby Arndt 6-0, 6-4. No. 2 seed Rebecca Cink downed Rachel Marrs 6-0, 6-1. Jennifer Gustafson, the No. 3 seed for the Warriors, defeated Ashley Wickham 6-0. 6-0. No 4. Lauren Golda soundly defeated Meghan Walsh 6-0, 6-0. No. 5 Ashleigh Speaker took down Anna Cabeceria 6-0, 6-0.

In an exhibition match, Speaker defeated Amanda Sanchez 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, Wilson and Rebecca Cink defeated Arndt and Marrs 6-2, 6-0. Gustafson and Golda defeated Wickham and Walsh 6-1, 6-0 and Rachel Cink and Kelsy Hintz defeated Cabeceria and Harmon 6-1, 6-0.

Rumiano said she has been impressed with the way the girls have been playing this year and said they have been working hard in both practices and games.

andquot;They have been willing to put in the effort to improve their games,andquot; she said.

Today, the Warriors face Eureka at home at 4 p.m.