St. Francis Tennis

10-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions:

1995, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017

29-Time League Champions:

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Tennis Sweeps Cosumnes Oaks in First Delta League Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Myra Anwar led a 9-0 sweep over Cosumnes Oaks in the first meeting between the schools as Delta League members.

“It was the first our first meeting with Cosumnes Oaks so we did not know anything about them so we went out there and played our best games,” said Anwar.

Anwar posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Athena Wilson at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win.

“I felt really good about my match,” said Anwar. “It was nice to work on game and new formations. It was a good match overall.”


Tennis Serves 8-1 Victory over Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team posted an 8-1 victory over Elk Grove on Thursday, improving to 11-1 and 7-0 in league play.

St. Francis won all six singles matches, while losing just two games overall. Freshman Safaa Umar played at No. 4 singles, defeating Audrey Need of Elk Grove in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Senior Roya Pahlavan posted a straight set win at No. 5 and sophomore Rosmy Alengaden completed the sweep at No. 6.


Tennis Defeats Davis 6-3

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team posted a 6-3 road victory over Davis Tuesday afternoon, posting four singles and two doubles win. The victory improved the Troubadours to 10-1 on the season with a perfect 4-0 Delta League record.

Sophomore Alisha Anwar, junior Adithi Benush, junior Sam Sonntag and freshman Safaa Umar were straight set winners in singles. Juniors Biana Ariza and Peyton Spellacy won at No. 1 doubles and senior Roya Pahlavan and sophomore Rosmy Alengaden recorded a win at No. 2 doubles.


Tennis Sweeps Sheldon, Defeats Pleasant Grove to Move to 3-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team improved to 3-0 in Delta League play with a pair of wins this week over Sheldon and Pleasant Grove. The Troubadours have now won 34 consecutive Delta League matches dating back to 2015.

The Troubadours (9-1) swept Sheldon on Tuesday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club, dropping just three games in singles play. Sophomore Alisha Anwar was a straight set winner at No. 1 singles, while four players were 6-0, 6-0 winners including junior Adithi Benush (No. 2), junior Samantha Sonntag (No. 3) and junior Peyton Spellacy (No. 6).


Tennis Finishes Fifth at Golden State Tennis Classic

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team finished fifth in the Golden State Tennis Classic over the weekend with victories over Menlo-Atherton, Saint Francis and Piedmont in the tournament held at Stanford University.

“It was an unbelievable weekend and experience to be on the Stanford campus and playing on the stadium court,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector.


Tennis Opens League Play with Sweep

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The defending Delta League and Sac-Joaquin Section champion St. Francis tennis team opened league play with a 9-0 sweep over Franklin on Tuesday.

The Troubadours got straight set singles win by Myra Anwar, sophomore Alisha Anwar, junior Adithi Benush, sophomore Izzy Asker, junior Sam Sonntag and sophomore Alex Evans. Four of the six matches were won without dropping a game.

The Troubles had similar success in doubles, sweeping the three matches. Freshman Safaa Umar and senior Roya Pahlavan paired for a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 to lead the team.


Tennis Defeats Folsom, Granite Bay to Take NorCal Title

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team defeated Granite Bay Saturday 7-1 at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club to take the NorCal Tournament title. SF advanced to the finals with a 6-2 win over Folsom Saturday morning.

Sophomore Alisha Anwar posted two victories on the day, including a come-from-behind three-set win at No. 2 in the semifinalsover Ava Brown. Senior Myra Anwar was a straight-set winner in both of her matches and Adihi Benush tallied two victories at No. 3.


Tennis Opens NorCal Tournament with a 9-0 Win

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 win over St. Mary’s on Friday. The Troubadours swept all six singles and three doubles matches in straight sets.

No. 1 Myra Anwar, No. 5 Sam Sonntag and No. 6 Alex Evans all won their matches, dropping just a single game in the two-set wins. Alisha Anwar was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 2 over Izzy Garcia, while Adithi Benush defeated Lauren Basso 6-1, 6-2. Izzy Asker posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Taylor Basso.


Fall Adidas Athletic Spirit Gear Available

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Support your daughter’s team with official St. Francis Adidas spirit gear from Athletics Unlimited. Each fall sport has team specific gear available online. There are no exceptions to the deadlines and all proceeds from the sales benefit the St. Francis Athletics Department.

Cross Country Student Website (Deadline: Wednesday, August 22)


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Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”


2017 Tennis Highlights

  • St. Francis went 19-1 overall on the season and 12-0 in the Delta League to win the league title, capturing the title for the 28th time in school history and third consecutive.
  • The St. Francis tennis team lost 5-2 in the semifinals of the CIF/USTA Northern California Regional Championships Friday to eventual champion Los Gatos. It was the second consecutive CIF NorCal appearance for the program.’
  • The Troubadours equaled the best finish in school history with their fourth NorCal semifinal appearance. St.

Tennis’ Kristi Spector Named Delta League Coach of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Tennis Coach Kristi Spector has been named the Delta League Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

“I am humbled because it is voted on by the other coaches,” said Spector. “It is not who is undefeated or first in your league to be named coach of the year. I appreciate the fact that the others coaches felt that I am connected with my team in a way that they decided to vote me coach of the year.”


Tennis Advances in Section Playoffs, Hosts Davis Next Week

Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff Bracket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis tennis team, the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I bracket, advanced with an 8-1 win over McClatchy Wednesday at Rio del Oro Racquet Club.

“I am really proud of the way the girls played, especially being in the middle of Homecoming week,” said Head Coach Kristi Spector. “I wanted them to play their game and not get caught up in another person’s game.”


Six Troubadours Named to the All-Delta League Tennis Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Six St. Francis players were named to the All-Delta League tennis team based on play at the Delta League Singles and Doubles Championships.

The six honorees include junior Myra Anwar and Adithi Benush in singles and the doubles teams of seniors Kiya and Kyla Jackson and senior Cameron Parra and Izzy Asker.


Adithi Benush and Myra Anwar to Play for Tennis Section Berth

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Myra Anwar and sophomore Adithi Benush advanced to the third-place consolation match at the Delta League Singles Championships Monday at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. They will play on Wednesday for the berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament.

Benush opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Danielle Beningfield of Elk Grove and advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Nancy Avoce of Davis. She lost to top-seed Jacquie Tan of Franklin 6-0, 6-1.