Arcata’s Keona Gutierrez won her match at No. 1 singles in the first round of the North Coast Section team tournament on Wednesday, but the Tigers fell 6-1 to San Francisco University.

Gutierrez defeated Sutton Soinski, 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, Arcata’s Casey McAtasney lost 6-1, 6-1 to Jane Shvartsman, while at No. 3, Makayla Bernald fell to Sophie Nutting 6-1, 6-1.

At No. 4, Arcata’s Makenzie Dodd fell to Isabell Caro 6-0, 6-0.

The Tigers also dropped all three doubles matches.

Gutierrez will join teammate Aimee Reiner at Monday’s NCS doubles tournament at Napa Valley College.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.