2019 BVarsity All-Area Girls Tennis team

Player of the Year

Alexsia Drulias, Garces, senior: Teamed with Jackie Sala to win second straight section doubles championship, her third title total. Was 19-5 in singles play, helping the Rams to the SWYL championship as No. 1 player.

Doubles team of the Year

Alexsia Drulias, senior, and Jackie Sala, junior, Garces: Dynamic duo captured their second straight Central Section championship. Also won the SWYL title.

Coach of the Year

Bill Friend, Taft: Guided the Wildcats to their second straight 12-0 league season in capturing the SSL championship. Followed that up with a berth in the Central Section Division IV final. Friend, 75, is retiring after a 35-year career coaching volleyball and tennis at Taft.

First team

Lauren Buetow, Bakersfield Christian, junior: Finished second to teammate Breanna Hiebert in the SYL singles championships, helping the Eagles to an undefeated league season, and a berth in the Central Section team and individual tournaments.

Breanna Hiebert, Bakersfield Christian, freshman: Won the SYL singles championship and lost only three matches all season in leading the BCHS to a league title and a berth in the Central Section team and individual tournaments.

Greta Krueger, Stockdale, junior: Was 15-10 playing No. 1 singles and 15-4 in doubles this season. Teamed with Kierstin Anderson to finish third in the Central Section doubles championships.

Kylee Limpias, Garces, freshman: Won the SWYL singles title and was one of four local players to qualify for the Central Section championships. Won her opening match at the section tournament.

Jackie Sala, Garces, junior: Teamed with Alexsia Drulias to win second straight Central Section doubles title. Finished 17-4 in singles play.

Aleyna Young, Centennial, senior: Finished second in SWYL singles. Led Golden Hawks to the Central Section Division II semifinals.

Second team

Kierstin Anderson, Stockdale, junior

Gabi Guijarro, Stockdale, junior

Sierra Kent, Garces, junior

Jordan Losa, Frontier, junior

Natalie Tun, Centennial, sophomore

Sofia Zaletel, Liberty, senior

Honorable mention

Centennial: Estelle Anquilero, senior; Paige Kloepper, senior; Katie Yackovich, senior

Garces: Stephanie Mercado, senior; Matea Thomas, junior

Highland: Tiffany Brownfield, senior; Assumpta Nandawula

Independence: Aubrey Olsen, junior

Liberty: Brooke Erickson, junior

Mira Monte: Juliana Barrientos, junior

Shafter: Nayeli Puente, junior

Stockdale: Jasmine Flores, junior

Taft: Jessica De La Cruz, senior; Valerie Munoz, senior; Arelie Paz, senior

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