Maricopa High School girls’ tennis posted a winning record this season, and senior leader Blesha Romo played her way to the second round of the state championships.
Romo had a 12-1 singles record this season. She was 22-5 overall, playing 14 doubles matches. In Round 1 of the state singles bracket Friday, she defeated Samantha Mendoza of Sunnyside, 7-6 6-3. She lost to the No. 3 seed, Savanna Kollock of Desert Mountain, who went on to today’s title match.
The Rams were 9-5 in team play this season, finishing second in Division I Yuma. They were ranked 34th in Division I.
Junior Breanna Fitch had a 21-7 overall record, including 11-3 in singles. Freshman Molly Auer was 10-10, sophomore Layla Barker was 11-11, and sophomore Kaitlyn Crean was 12-14.
Meanwhile the boys’ team was 3-11 overall. Sophomore Filippo Giacometti was 7-21, and senior Ethan Strait was 9-15. Junior Noah Panter and sophomores Beer Beukers and Hunter Collins were each 6-22. Senior Elijah Baxter was 6-18.