All-Antelope Valley: Girls’ tennis

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALL-ANTELOPE VALLEY: GIRLS’ TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ashley Litchfield, Jr., Quartz Hill Litchfield, ranked 49th in Southern California among players 18 and under, brought what Quartz Hill High coach Bill Lenaway called an “awe factor” that set the tone for one of the Rebels’ most successful seasons. With her elite status came intense pressure. Litchfield excelled amid that pressure, defeating Highland’s Zahra Ghorbani for the Golden League individual title and helping lead Quartz Hill to its 17th consecutive league title and a Southern Section Div. IV semifinal appearance. The Rebels’ 12-6 loss to Beverly Hills in the semifinals ended their deepest playoff run since 1992. Litchfield became just the second player in school history to advance past the second round of the Southern Section individual playoffs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “In almost every match she was three automatic wins for us, and that has to help the team from a morale standpoint,” Lenaway said. “When she beats the No. 1 player on the other team, it takes pressure off our other players, because they (then) know they just have to find a way to get eight more points.” — Gideon Rubin DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR Renuka Rudra, Jr./Navolita Ikahihifo, Fr. Quartz Hill DAILY NEWS ALL-ANTELOPE VALLEY Singles Zahra Ghorbani, Sr., Highland Prapti Singh, Sr., Quartz Hill Carolyn Smith, Soph., Quartz Hill Doubles Raina Bhatt, Sr., and Nisha Kurani, Soph., Quartz Hill Kelsey Burkhart, Sr., and Alex Ruiz, Jr., Highland Rachel Kubel, Soph., and Stephanie Lemus, Jr., Highland ALL-ANTELOPE VALLEY Singles Zahra Ghorbani, Sr., Highland Prapti Singh, Sr., Quartz Hill Carolyn Smith, Soph., Quartz Hill Doubles Raina Bhatt, Sr., and Nisha Kurani, Soph., Quartz Hill Kelsey Burkhart, Sr., and Alex Ruiz, Jr., Highland Rachel Kubel, Soph., and Stephanie Lemus, Jr., Highlandlast_img read more