Pali High Girls Tennis Sweeps Doubles in Win at Brentwood

Kalea Martin reaches for a low ball during her match at No. 3 singles last Tuesday at Brentwood. The Dolphins won 13-5
Photo: Steve Galluzzo

Since suffering a pair of losses early in the season Palisades High’s girls tennis team has found its stride heading to the California Championships this weekend at Point Loma.

The Dolphins (14-2) have breezed through the first round of Western League play undefeated and notched a 13-5 intersectional victory Sept. 17 at Brentwood.

Palisadian Sammy Wadler took two out of three sets at the No. 2 singles spot for Brentwood.

Palisades earned all nine doubles points and Iris Berman won two of three sets at No. 1 singles.

Huntington Palisades resident Sammy Wadler, a junior who also plays guard on the Eagles’ varsity basketball team, won two of three sets at the No. 2 singles position for host Brentwood.

Palisades is halfway to capturing its 27 league title in 28 seasons under Coach Bud Kling, who earlier this month became the winningest prep tennis coach in state history and now has 1,255 career victories. He has piloted the girls to 19 City Section championships and the boys team to 27.