For four years Bianca Bonilla and her Southwest High tennis teammates had been chasing the dream of a CIF San Diego Section team victory.
Two of those years they narrowly missed by a few points, and the other year they just got beat by a better team.
Finally in her senior year, it happened. It took lots of time, dedication and three first-round losses, but on Oct. 30 Bonilla and her teammates from the El Centro school broke the streak as they defeated Point Loma 11-7 to earn their first CIF victory.
"We were all just super excited about that win. On Tuesday everything we worked for came together. And that was kind of like our reward," said the 17-year-old. "That just felt great. We finally were able to do it. It was kind of a heartbreaker losing those other CIF matches in the tiebreaker. But against Point Loma we proved ourselves to ourselves."