For the third time in her high school career, Stockdale senior Erica Paradise is in the semifinals of the Central Section doubles championship.
Along with freshman Greta Krueger, the Stockdale duo, seeded No. 1 this season, advanced with ease on Day 1 of the tournament on Friday at Buchanan High in Clovis.
Paradise, along with Stockdale graduate, Emily Horrigan, placed twice at the section championships, finishing in second place in 2015.
Paradise and Krueger won both of their matches on Friday 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 and will go against Jordan Pickett and Ashley Cardot of Clovis North at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The winner will play the winner of Margo Kuney and Kate Kelly of Bakersfield, who face Kelly Crouch and Tori Mueller of Clovis.
The finals are set for noon.
No Kern County singles players advanced to the second day after Alexsia Drulias of Garces and Payton Renz of Liberty both lost quarterfinal matches Friday afternoon.
Central Section championships
First round: Ruiz, Clovis North, d. Ko, Stockdale, 6-0, 6-2; Reimer, Sanger, d. Moore, Clovis-Buchanan, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2; Garcia, CN, d. Young, Centennial, 6-2, 6-0; Gudipudi, Buchanan, d. Sala, Garces, 6-0, 6-0; Yang, Visalia-Redwood, d. Yeomans, Cent, 6-1, 6-0; Drulias, Garces, d. Villereal, Clovis East, 6-4, 6-1; Renz, Liberty, d. Sapasap, RW, 6-2, 6-0; Ellis, Clovis West, d. Gormley, RW, 6-0, 6-1.
Quarterfinals: Ruiz d. Reimer, 6-0, 6-2; Garcia d. Gudipudi, 6-4, 7-6; Yang, d. Drulias, 6-0, 6-2; Ellis d. Renz, 6-1, 6-1.
Semifinals (9 a.m.): Ruiz vs. Garcia; Yang vs. Ellis.
Finals slated for noon
First round: Paradise-Krueger, Stockdale, d. Nuno-Smithey, Porterville, 6-0, 6-0; Hudec-Bustamante, CW, d. Jolly-Lee, Sanger, 6-3, 6-3; Stevens-McGilvray, Bakersfield Christian, d. Haworth, Visalia-Central Valley Christian, 6-1, 6-0; Pickett-Cardot, CN, d. Goertzen-Regier, Reedley-Immanuel, 6-2, 6-1; Kuney-Kelly, Bakersfield, d. O’Farrell-King, CW, 6-0, 6-1; Ashford-Gujarro, Stock, d. Foanene-Marini, Buchanan, 6-4, 6-4; Fung-Fisher, Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial, d. Iturriria-Bank, BHS, 6-4, 6-4; Crouch-Mueller, Clovis, d. Lobos-Welch, Ridgeview, 6-1, 6-0.
Quarterfinals: Paradise-Krueger d. Hudec-Bustamante, 6-1, 6-0; Pickett-Cardot d. Stevens-McGilvray, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; Kuney-Kelly d. Ashford-Gujarro, 6-3, 6-3; Crouch-Mueller d. Fung-Fisher, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Semifinals (9 a.m.): Paradise-Krueger vs. Pickett-Cardot; Kuney-Kelly vs. Crouch-Mueller.
Finals slated for noon