2010 All-Empire Tennis; Gould Player of Year

GIRLS TENNIS

Player of the Year
Emily Gould, Montgomery, junior

Press Democrat 2010 All-Empire Girls Tennis Player of the Year Emily Gould of Montgomery.

This makes it two straight years Montgomery’s Emily Gould has been the best girls high school player in the Redwood Empire. In 2010, the junior was 14-0 against North Bay League competition and even more impressively, she lost only 12 of 144 games in conference singles competition.

“Her perseverance and patience are what impresses me most,” Vikings coach Mary Lehman said. “She never gives up trying to run down a ball and she takes her time formulating points. Also, she’s gotten stronger and that makes her serve even more difficult to return.”

Gould led the Vikings to the NBL title and finished the season with a 20-2 mark. The right-hander is ranked No. 43 by NorCal USTA in the 16-and-under division.

Working on her game daily with her parents, Tresi Yinger and Dan Gould (both accomplished players), Gould is an odds-on favorite to make it an Empire three-peat as a senior.

— Howard Senzell, for The Press Democrat

ALL-EMPIRE TENNIS TEAMS

FIRST TEAM SINGLES
Kathy Chu, Maria Carrillo, senior
Mariah Steiger, Windsor, junior
Angel Tran, Piner, senior
Pearl Wight, Analy, senior
Jacqueline Payne, Ursuline, junior

FIRST TEAM DOUBLES
Lilla Orr, senior and Rose Petrie, senior, Maria Carrillo
Jennie Tong, sophomore and Alex Sisk, senior, Montgomery
Stephany Del Greco, sophomore and Casey Carpenter, junior, Windsor
Jasmin Carpenter, senior and Claudia Sisomphou, sophomore, El Molino

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mary Lehman, Montgomery