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It’s looking inevitable for Vikings tennis in Foothill League race

Posted: April 11, 2013 10:48 p.m.
Updated: April 11, 2013 10:48 p.m.


With Valencia Vikings boys tennis slicing through Foothill League competition like a hot knife through butter, it’s easy to overlook its accomplishments.

But the fact of the matter is this — Valencia is head and shoulders above any other team in the Foothill League and showing it every time out.

The Vikings defeated the Saugus Centurions on Thursday at Saugus High 18-0.

Saugus (7-8 overall, 1-5 Foothill League) was without the services of its No. 1 singles player Tristin Thierry, who missed his second straight Foothill match with a concussion.

Valencia (11-3, 6-0) got singles sweeps from Chad LeDuff (who dropped just one game), Joey Fernicola (who dropped just two) and Nabor Cabanillas.

The Vikings also swept on the doubles side with David Myers and Sam Rebele winning all three sets by scores of 6-0 and Michael Choi and Kevin Saginian dropping just two games in their sweep.

Valencia has now won 67 straight Foothill League matches.

At this point, what would prevent Valencia from winning this year’s league title?

Vikings head coach Annie Kellogg was honest as she could be.

“Nothing, I think,” she said.

Golden Valley 17,

Canyon 1

Golden Valley continues to put itself in the fight.

Having never made a CIF team postseason, the Grizzlies are tied for third place in the Foothill League with four matches remaining.

Top three teams make the playoffs.

The Grizzlies (8-5, 3-3) defeated the Canyon Cowboys (0-6 Foothill) 17-1 at Canyon High.

“I’ve bene trying to get my guys to think about fighting, especially with Hart and West Ranch for that playoff positioning,” said Golden Valley head coach Josh Stimac.

Brandon Yu and Brian Park didn’t drop a game in singles sweeps.

Koa Chu and Vance Truong swept in doubles 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 and Anthony Oquindo and Justin Dulay won 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

Canyon’s only win came in doubles by Scott Buehler and Brenden Harrison 6-4.

Hart 12, West Ranch 6

The Hart Indians defeated the West Ranch Wildcats 12-6 at West Ranch High to keep a tighter grip on second place in league.

Elliot Miller led the singles for Hart (11-5, 5-1), winning all three of his matches while giving up only two games,

Brandon Dam won two sets.

The doubles team of Tommy LaBat and Luke Distad swept, losing only three games.

Sam Delgado and Michael Lange winning two sets.

West Ranch is now 3-7 overall and 3-3 in league.



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