Thomas SCL singles champ again

Maddie Thomas added another plum to Petaluma High School's amazing girls tennis season, winning the Sonoma County League singles championship for the second consecutive season. Her win followed a league-perfect season for the Lady Trojans, who won 12 straight SCL matches.

Thomas capped off her singles title defense with a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win over Analy's Jade Wight in the SCL tournament finals. Along the way to her title, Thomas defeated C. Moitano of Sonoma Valley, 6-0, 6-4, and, in the semifinals, Vicky Nguygen of Piner, 6-1, 6-3.

Thomas led an impressive effort by the Lady Trojans in the tournament. Thomas' teammate. Nicoline Pedersen, won two early rounds before losing to Wight in a tough match, 6-7, 8-4, 6-2. Petaluma's doubles team of Sophia Murphy and Hannah Sloth reached the doubles championship match where they lost to Hillary Brennan and Kate Stewart of Analy, 6-3, 6-4, after beating Sonoma Valley's Michelle Stovall and Sydney Moore.

Petaluma's No. 2 doubles team of Morgan Intoschi and Emma Morgan reached the semifinals before losing to Stewart and Brennan.

Next up for the Lady Trojans is the North Coast Section Tournament on Nov. 12. Thomas, Pedersen, Intoschi and Morgan will play singles. Sophia Murphy, Hannah Sloth, Ada Payne, Guila Brena, Grace Slembrouck and Grace Davis will play doubles. Thomas will play in the NCS singles tournament on Nov. 19.

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