LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Doubles has been where the La Cañada High girls' tennis team has separated itself from its Rio Hondo League opponents this season.
That trend continued Tuesday when the Spartans hosted Temple City in a league match. La Cañada's doubles teams won eight of nine sets on the day, essentially securing the victory on their own. The Spartans came out victorious, 12-4, after they got four wins out of singles. Both squads agreed to drop the last two singles sets after the match was decided.
"Some of the teams in league, their doubles aren't as strong as their singles," said Emily Swanson, half of La Cañada's No. 2 doubles team. "It works out for us because we get most of our points from doubles."
La Cañada Coach Will Moravec said his doubles teams started out the year strong and have come on even stronger after he tried mixing up his doubles teams against Arcadia on Sept. 26.