Country Day tops La Jolla for CIF title

By Phil Dailey

phildailey@lajollalight.com

The La Jolla Country Day boys tennis team made it back-to-back CIF championships last Friday against La Jolla at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma.

La Jolla Country Day's Warren Woods gets ready to hit the ball last Friday during the CIF finals. Photo: Phil Dailey

The Torreys — which needed three tiebreakers to earn the win — topped their cross-town rival 11-7.

One of the key turning points in the match came during the first rotation when senior Warren Wood came back from a 5-2 deficit against La Jolla’s Jakob Karnopp. Woods won that match 7-6 and turned the tide for the defending champs.

“We went into that match using a completely new lineup and all the boys supported it and went out and made it happen,” Country Day head coach Joslynn Burkett said.

Last season, the Torreys topped Cathedral Catholic for the title.

For the Vikings, they cruised to the finals in search of the school’s 42nd team title in boys tennis.

“When they see La Jolla, they are somewhat intimidated,” Burkett said of facing off against the Vikings. “They went after them and you could just tell they wanted to win it.”

Burkett is only in her second season as the head coach for the Torreys. She also led the girls team to a CIF championship against La Jolla last fall.

“Coach Burkett is a proven winner and everything about her sets the perfect example of how to be a winner, both on and off the court, for our middle- and high-school tennis players,” Country Day athletic director Jeff Hutzler said.

The team’s top two players — Woods and Daniel Fairman — are college-bound next fall. Woods will play at Claremont McKenna, while Fairman will play at Yale.

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Posted by Phil Dailey on May 16, 2011. Filed under Prep Sports, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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