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Colfax pair into section semifinals

Tennis
By: Journal Sports Staff
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Carissa Millanes and Justin Witt of Colfax fought past Forest Lake Christian’s Amanda Timmerman and Nathan Burnett 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a mixed doubles quarterfinal at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III individual playoffs Thursday in Stockton. The Colfax duo advances to today’s semifinals at Oak Park Tennis Courts. In girls doubles play, Bear River’s Kirsten Malo and Emily Garber teamed up to beat FLC’s Caitlin Hanson and Jen Menary, 5-7, 6-0, 5-7. In boys doubles action, Kyle Borges and Karl Dietz beat their Riverbank opponents 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round before falling to the No. 1 seed from Foothill, 6-1, 6-3. Laura Zajac of Colfax lost a 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal to an opponent from Antelope. The Pioneer Valley League and Golden Empire League are two of the six leagues present at the two-day tournament, which continues this morning. Division II Del Oro High's Brett Bacharach advanced to the section semifinals with a pair of wins Thursady at Johnson Ranch. Bacharach had a pair of straight-set victories. In doubles action, Del Oro's Brandon Bailey and Charlie Wyatt landed in the semifinals after surviving a three-set thriller in the first round and sweeping their opponents in the second round. The semifinals will take place today at 10 a.m. at Johnson Ranch. The Del Oro High tennis team was ousted from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs Wednesday, falling to Vanden 5-4 in Fairfield. The Golden Eagles got a big win at No. 1 singles from Brett Bacharach and Taylor Reese rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5. Paul Vila cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6. In doubles play, Dylan Bruce and Travis Dena posted a 7-5, 6-0 win at No. 2.