Heading into tomorrow afternoon’s City Section Individual tennis championships, Palisades High is assured of winning its fourth consecutive doubles title. The only relevant question is: Which two players will be holding the trophy?
The top-seeded freshman duo of Noe Winter and Halsey Hulse advanced to the finals by blanking Cleveland’s Jay Lee and Victoria Kaplan 6-0, 6-0 while second-seeded Caroline Ross and Alex Miller advanced by outlasting teammates Maddy Goore and Kalea Martin 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 last Thursday at Balboa Sports Center in Encino.
Twins Ireland and Sophia Amato, seeded fifth and sixth respectively, lost their quarterfinal singles matches last Wednesday to Venice sisters Mae and Christine Canete.
Winter and Hulse, who played team tennis together at Marquez Elementary and Paul Revere Middle School, have surrendered a total of four games in eight sets en route to the championship match.
Ross paired with teammate Gigi Feingold to win the doubles title last year and former Dolphins Maddy Prins and Lizzy Belokonnyi partnered to win back-to-back titles in 2014-15.