PASADENA — Singles girls’ tennis player Lilit Vardanyan of Burbank High and the Crescenta Valley doubles team of Jackie Dilanchyan and Alexa Gregorian found themselves in tough situations Wednesday in finals matches of the Pacific League Tournament.
Vardanyan, a junior, didn’t play well early in her championship contest against Arcadia’s Sharlene Song and, as a result, trailed in the opening set by four games.
Seniors Dilanchyan and Gregorian also struggled in their first set against Burbank’s Meredy Gharabegi and Elizabeth Sanchez. The Falcons fell in the first set and were two points away from elimination in a third-set tiebreaker.
But both the singles player and doubles team would eventually enjoy impressive comebacks when their matches were complete.
Vardanyan, the No. 1 seed, fought back and won six straight games to capture the first set and finished the comeback by taking the second set against the No. 2-seeded Song, as she walked off the court with a 7-5, 6-3 victory to secure the singles championship.