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ALL-AREA TENNIS: Locals make a racquet
Poukish, Lin, Singh, Orozco named area's best
Hannah Poukish has turned the Tri-County Conference into her own personal playground.
In two seasons, Yuba City High's No. 1 girls tennis player has lost just one regular season match.
For the second straight year she earned TCC MVP honors, leading Yuba City to back-to-back conference championships, while going undefeated.
She leads a list of four Mid-Valley area athletes, who comprise the Appeal-Democrat's 2011-12 All-Area tennis team.
This is Poukish's second consecutive player of the year selection by the A-D. She'll be a senior this fall.
Equally as impressive this year was Marysville High's Annie Lin.
Lin, who graduated in June, didn't drop a set in Golden Empire League play all season and also won a playoff match.
She was named the GEL MVP.
Live Oak High was dominant this season, finishing 13-2 overall and 9-0 in the Sacramento Valley League during the regular season — senior Daljot Singh was a big reason for the success.
The No. 1 player helped guide the Lions to the Northern Section Division II Championship match, where they lost to Orland.
Singh, along with four teammates, also qualified for the Northern Section Individual Championships.
One of Singh's only losses of the year came at the hands of one of the top tennis players around in River Valley High's Darian Orozco.
Orozco, a senior, put together an outstanding season, leading River Valley to a 7-3 record in the TCC, where the team finished second. He also led the Falcons to their first playoff berth in program history.
Even though River Valley finished second in the conference, Orozco was named TCC MVP.
He teamed up to win the TCC super doubles title.