In the team's first meeting, the Falcons lost to the Apaches, 12-6, but nobody had played them tougher. This time, the Falcons played the defending champions even tougher, but it still was not enough.
The doubles teams for the Falcons provided an opportunity to take the match, but in the end, also gave it away.
Kisa Ito and Ashlee Chan swept their three sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1, and the team of Estelle Kim and Anna Kim won two of their three sets, 6-1, 6-4, against Arcadia's top two teams.
Stephanie Chung and Carole Kim won a set, 7-5, but could not close out the Apaches' (9-3, 7-0) number one team in another set after leading 4-1 and wound up losing, 7-6 (7-5).
"We were hoping doubles would be able to sweep today," Ito said. "I thought our doubles could've played a lot better."
"The roadmap was exactly how we planned it," Gossard added. "The rotation worked perfectly and we didn't take advantage."
Singles players Betty Ionescu and Natalie Abou-Chakra each won a set playing Arcadia's third singles player Leanne Tran, but they would be the only sets the Apaches dropped in singles play. Teammate Judy Kang lost all three sets.
Arcadia's number one singles player Caitlyn Ward swept 6-4, 6-1, 6-0, as did Daniela Lee who had no trouble sweeping her three sets, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1.
With the win, the Apaches have all but clinched another league title. The Falcons will face off against the Glendale Nitros, whom the Falcons sneaked by in their first meeting 9-9 (82-80).
"We have a day to get ready for Glendale and we're scared to death," Gossard said.