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Foothill tennis roundup: Set up for big finale

Posted: April 30, 2014 5:44 p.m.
Updated: April 30, 2014 5:44 p.m.
 

The Valencia boys tennis team used the strength of its singles lineup to take down Hart High 13-5 on Tuesday.

The Vikings (15-2 overall, 8-1 Foothill League) swept their singles sets, dropping only five games in the process.

Chad LeDuff was perfect on the day, sweeping his sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 and No. 2 singles player Joey Fernicola went 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.

Evan Balmain was also solid on the day, sweeping his sets by scores of 6-2, 6-0, 6-2.

The Indians (10-9, 5-4) played well on the doubles side, with their No.1 team of Luke Distad and Michael Lange sweeping their sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-0. The No. 2 team of Sam Delgado and Zack Killian won two sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

The Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team of Sam Rebele and Ravi Jayanthi won two of their sets 6-3, 6-1.

West Ranch 15, Golden Valley 3

The Wildcats (13-1, 9-0) kept their perfect Foothill League record intact thanks to a sweep of all their doubles sets against Golden Valley (8-7, 4-5).

The No. 1 team of Logan Boute and Quincy Walter-Eze won their sets by scores of 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 and Brandon Oh and Jonathan Y. Lee won their sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.

On the singles side, Harrison Collins swept his sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-4.

Golden Valley’s Brandon Yu won two sets (6-1, 6-2) before falling to Collins 4-6.

Now the Wildcats’ focus turns to Thursday’s rematch against Valencia. West Ranch won the first meeting 10-8.

“We’re hungry and we’ve been taking care of business,” said Wildcats head coach Eric Spiecker. “We haven’t had much adversity since playing them last time and we have to go to their home courts. But I think we’re ready.”

Saugus 9 (80), Canyon 9 (78)

In the closest match of the day, Saugus (2-13, 2-7) won by the narrowest of margins against Canyon, winning just two more games than the Cowboys to take the victory.

Anthony Miller and James Phan swept their doubles matches 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for Saugus.

And the No. 1 Saugus team of John Biarrisa and Lawrence Portugal won two sets, 6-1, 6-0.

“(Canyon) played their best game and gave us all we could handle,” said Saugus head coach Ken Jeffris. “We were lucky to win in a tiebreaker.”

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