NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Injuries can often times expose a team's weakness or show off its depth.
So when tendinitis crept in to Jenise Vargas' left wrist, the Flintridge Prep girls' tennis team seized the opportunity to show its versatility.
The Rebels plugged in Roya Gheissari, a doubles player, into the singles slot and they hardly missed a beat as they knocked off visiting Pasadena Poly, 10-8, at the Scholl Canyon Tennis Center to remain in second place in the Prep League.
Vargas, who has missed a sizable chunk of the season with the injury, played only one set on Tuesday afternoon, beating her No. 2 singles counterpart, Lily Wu, 6-4, before asking to come out. Gheissari, who has played most of the season at No. 1 doubles, stepped in her place to beat Kat Peng, 6-4, and Anna Lamb, 6-2.
"She beat Poly's No. 1 and No. 3, which was basically the reason why we won," Prep Coach Ron Catano said. "Roya hadn't played singles all season. So having her play singles [and do well] is a bright spot for us."