GLENDALE — Sarah Ali and Karen Ataian have only a handful of matches together as a doubles team, but the Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis tandem has done nothing but win since being paired together for the Pacific League finals on Nov.1.
With the postseason having reached the win-or-go-home juncture, the duo now have no choice but to maintain that trend and so far seem fit for the task. Ali and Ataian, the No. 1 team out of the Pacific League, continued their successful collaboration on Friday by storming through the first three rounds of the CIF Individuals Tournament at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center.
They defeated the Del Rey League No. 1 team of Sandra Poledo and Rachelle Tacsuan out of Lakewood St. Joseph's, 6-2, 6-1, in the third round to advance to the round of 16 and quarterfinals Dec. 2 at Seal Beach Tennis Center.