By The Bakersfield Californian
Singles Player of the Year
Garces * senior * 35-0 singles, 13-0 doubles
After finishing as Central Section singles runner-up for two consecutive years, Jacobs completed her mission this season without as much as a close call; She lost just four games in four matches at the section singles tournament and cruised to the championship, 6-1, 6-0 over Clovis-Buchanan's Megan Lee.
Doubles Team of the Year
Crimson Hochhalter and Riley Tucker
Garces * senior and sophomore * combined 43-1 in doubles
The Rams' Nos. 2 and 3 players formed a formidable duo that took the Central Section doubles title in the Southeast Yosemite League and the Central Section, winning 6-0, 6-2 over a team from Fresno-Bullard in the championship.
First team selections
Liberty * junior * 21-7 singles
Played No. 1 for the Southwest Yosemite League runners-up, then took third in the SWYL tournament and reached the semifinals of area to qualify for the section singles draw for the third straight year. She reached the quarterfinals before falling to Jacobs.
Tehachapi * senior * 21-10 singles
The No. 1 for a team that reached the Division II section semifinals, Grisso was the SEYL's runner-up and reached the quarterfinals of the area tournament. She received a wild card draw into the section singles round of 16.
Stockdale * freshman * 30-4 singles
Stockdale's No. 3 player finished No. 2 in the SWYL singles bracket, losing only to teammate Ariana Tilbury 6-4, 7-6 in the championship match. She then reached the area semifinals and section quarterfinals.
Stockdale * senior * 19-5 doubles
Playing at No. 1, Mehta led the Mustangs to the Division I section championship, a 6-3 loss to Clovis-Buchanan. She also played doubles with Claire Heffernan and finished third in the section after a default in the semifinals.
Bakersfield Christian * senior * 26-6 singles
The South Sequoia League singles champion led the Eagles to their seventh straight section title, this time in Division III. She also received a wild card entry to the section singles round of 16.
Stockdale * freshman * 29-4 singles
A brilliant debut season as Stockdale's No. 2 included a 15-0 mark in doubles, an SWYL singles championship and a No. 3 seed in the section singles draw. She reached the quarterfinals.
Bakersfield * sophomore * 15-4 doubles
After playing No. 1 for the Drillers all season, Vaughan teamed with Erin Andrew to finish second in the SWYL doubles draw and to reach the area semifinals, qualifying for the section doubles tournament round of 16.
Second team selections
Erin Andrew, sr, Bakersfield
Sophia Busacca, jr, Liberty
Ana Estrada, sr, Taft
Tessa Frasch, soph, Garces
Claire Heffernan, jr, Stockdale
Anita Lay, sr, Stockdale
Nadja Scholl, sr, Ridgeview
Bakersfield: Taylor Williams
Bakersfield Christian: Priti Devaprakash, Taylor Touchstone
Centennial: Daisy Taylor
Frontier: Amy White
Garces: Annie Shambaugh
Independence: Paige Darstein
Liberty: Paige Basconcilla, Chelsea Falk, Kelsey Owens
North: Carlee Henderson
Ridgeview: Mary Guenette, Gurlin Kaur, Amanpreet Singh
Stockdale: Upneet Cheema, Veronica Renaker, Kristen Ryan-Olofson, Erica Stock
Taft: Yeradin Barrera, Taylan Erro, Gloria Hartley, Diana Medina
Tehachapi: Ashley Rush
Wasco: Esmi Castro, Karissa Gomez