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2010 All-SCV Boys Tennis Doubles Team: From bottom to the top

Posted: June 16, 2010 9:17 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2010 4:55 a.m.
During Foothill League play, the team of Daniel Bingham and Daniel Bogan went 29-1. During Foothill League play, the team of Daniel Bingham and Daniel Bogan went 29-1.
During Foothill League play, the team of Daniel Bingham and Daniel Bogan went 29-1.

In high school tennis, less is expected from the No. 3 singles player or doubles team.

But for the doubles team of Daniel Bingham and Daniel Bogan, one set wasn’t enough.

Competing out of the No. 3 spot, the team know to its teammates as “Bing and Bo” ran through the Foothill League and proved to be Valencia’s most consistent threat.

The duo finished 32-2 and provided the necessary depth to render Valencia virtually unbeatable.

Now they are also the The Signal’s 2010 All-Santa Clarita Valley Doubles Team of the Year.

After last year’s recipients of the award — Vikings Anders Jansson and Ronnie Kimelman — were split up due to injury, the season began with no clear-cut dominant doubles favorite.

It didn’t take long to change that.

By the third week of league matches, however, Bingham and Bogan established themselves as the league’s elite team.
Realistic expectations of a league doubles title for the two were brought to light as early as March 31, as the two found themselves at 9-0 for the season following a win over Saugus.

Three weeks later and nine sets later, the duo headed to Hart High School with an unblemished record, yet the two found themselves on the losing end for the first time all season, dropping a set to Hart’s Austin Morgan and Kevin Tanner.

Yet, from there on out, Bing and Bo would return to dominance, finishing the league season at 29-1 on the way to clinching a top spot in the Foothill League prelims.

After exacting revenge on Tanner and Morgan in the semifinals of the tournament, Bing and Bo saw their final league match end in defeat, falling to teammates Ben Inchalik and Tyler Gottshall in straight sets.

However, the second place finish does not diminish the duo’s body of work.

Whether it be their rise from second-level players in their junior seasons to All-league players the next year, or their exceeding the call as the No. 3 team in the lineup, Daniel Bingham and Daniel Bogan proved to others, that they were the best that any Santa Clarita Valley school had to offer.


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