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Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - September 21, 2012

Lady Dons win tennis tourney

First time win at James Logan tournament

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

The Amador Valley High girls varsity tennis team won the James Logan Tennis Tournament last Saturday for the first time ever. James Logan placed second; Northgate, third; and Miramonte, fourth.

The victory meant a lot to the Lady Dons because they beat Foothill and Monte Vista, two teams they've struggled against in the past. Also, Amador has seven seniors on the team so it is their last season as Lady Dons.

The team is coached by Claire Chinn and Chris Anne Olenic.

"We have amazing coaches and they are trying to help these girls be better people on and off the courts," said Cindy Williams, mother of player Claire Williams. "The girls understand that holding themselves up with integrity is what their coaches and parents expect of them."

Williams noted that the girls don't play tennis with the attitude "let's win at any cost."

"While it is great to be a champion and enjoy the feeling of reaching the top, these girls have the attitude that playing the game fairly and with fun is much more important," Williams said. "I am proud of the way they win and lose."

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