The Barstow High School girls tennis team beat Victor Valley Tuesday to pick up their first Desert Sky League win of the season.

The Aztecs (2-9; 1-3 Desert Sky League) gave coach Bill Warman a little extra stress in the match, taking the game to a game count after tying 9-9. However, Barstow won the tiebreaker, taking the game count 71-66.

"I'm very happy," Warman said. "This is a team we thought we had a shot against, and they rose to the occasion."

The Aztecs doubles teams each picked up two games in the match, only dropping games to Victor's No. 1 team.

Barstow pulled up two girls from the JV team for this game, and they pitched in on the win. Kayla Ulivarri won a game 7-5 against the Jackrabbits' No. 3 singles player. Bindiya Vallabh added four game wins, which proved important in a match Barstow won by five.

"I'm actually kind of glad it went to game count," Warman said. "Everybody's play at that point matters. Even if they didn't win they still contributed in a major way. I'm real proud and pleased with everybody with how they performed."


Duitsman 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Vallabh 0-6, 1-6, 3-6; Ulivari 0-6, 2-6, 7-5.


Chavez-Monroe 2-6, 6-1, 6-0; Murphy-Stewart 1-6, 6-3, 6-0; Westervelt-Encinias y Garcia 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.


Perez 6-4, 0-6, 0-6; Malaquitt 6-0, 1-6, 2-6; Banuellos 6-0, 3-6, 5-7.


Tackett-Campbell 6-2, 6-1, 6-3; Peterson-Armenta 1-6, 3-6, 1-6; Cole-Hatten 0-6, 0-6, 2-6.