The Nighthawks doubles team of Alyssa Karavitch and Natalie Duffy were ousted Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the round of 16 of the CIF-SS Individual Girls Tennis Championships, losing to Amanda Chan and Sophia Genender of Studio City’s Harvard-Westlake at the Seal Beach Tennis Center, 6-1 and 6-3.
The two girls, who spent their season playing as singles, teamed up for the Southwestern League finals, where they finished as runners-up. They went on to win their first four matches in the CIF-SS Individual tournament before falling to the Mission League champions last week.
Duffy, a freshman, will be one of the key pieces to Trent Warren’s Nighthawk program for the next few years and will be very valuable next season especially behind No. 1 Faith Pearson, who is only a sophomore. The senior, Karavitch, has received interest from quite a few college programs, but is still undecided on her plans for next year. The two were the only area doubles players to advance to the round of 16 this season and one of only two doubles teams to advance past the sectional round along with Murrieta Valley’s No. 1 doubles team of Kelsey Lajom and Alana Andrews.