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Foothill tennis: Cents flex depth

Saugus overcomes Canyon’s Ferlianto, nearly sweeps doubles

Posted: March 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Saugus’ Spencer Parks returns a shot against Canyon on Tuesday at Canyon High School.

Canyon boys tennis dominated the No. 1 singles spot.

Saugus dominated everything else.

The Centurions opened the Foothill League season with 14-4 victory over the Cowboys on Tuesday at Canyon High School.

Saugus (3-3, 1-0) overcame three losses to Canyon's top singles player, Jason Ferlianto, taking advantage of a balanced roster through both singles and doubles.

"I noticed right away that our doubles were really coming out strong, and even though Jason was playing really well, our depth in singles was able to keep us ahead," said Saugus head coach Allan Hardbarger.

Chris Poursayadi and Grant Vaziri swept their sets 6-2, 6-2 and 6-0 as Saugus' No. 1 doubles team.

Following them was No. 2 doubles team Josh Hill and Kevin Okimoto, who also swept the Cowboys' teams 6-1, 6-2 and 6-0.

Ferlianto didn't drop a game all day, winning all three sets 6-0, but outside of him, Canyon (3-4, 0-1) won just one set when its doubles team of Rex Michael and Kevin Nguyen beat the Centurions' pair Nick Burgess and Chris MacDonald 6-2.

On the singles side, Saugus No. 1 Spencer Parks won his other two sets 6-3, 6-3 over Canyon junior Ken Quitevis and sophomore Ken Fuh.

Sagie Mofsowitz won his sets 6-2, 6-2 outside of the loss to Ferlianto and Tristin Thierry won his by scores of 6-3, 6-1.

"It's only one match," Hardbarger said. "You've got to be careful not to look too much into it."



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