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CHS claims its second straight Western Athletic Conference title in boys tennis

•Bulldogs compile perfect 12-0 record in league standings

CHS claims its second straight Western Athletic Conference title in boys tennis

Ceres High’s varsity boys tennis team won its second consecutive WAC championship and extended its unbeaten streak to 19 matches last week.


POSTED April 24, 2013 4:49 p.m.

The members of Ceres High School's varsity boys tennis team posed for a group picture after successfully defending their Western Athletic Conference title this past week.

The Bulldogs captured their second-consecutive outright WAC regular-season crown and increased their program-best winning streak to 19 matches with a 9-0 victory over Patterson on Thursday in Ceres.

Ceres High finished 12-0 in the WAC and improved to 25-1 on the year.

"The boys are reaping some of the rewards you get for working hard," coach Bryan Harden said. "I'm very proud of them."

Visiting Patterson (10-2) needed to beat Ceres High to win a share of the conference title.

The Bulldogs performed well under pressure.

"We got what we wanted," Harden said. "Nobody deserved sharing it with us this year."

Julio Ochoa defeated Sterling Ramirez 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 singles play.

"He should have a lot of confidence after that match," Harden said. "He played good, solid tennis with a purpose."

Alick Liang defeated John Minton 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play.

Gurman Bains defeated John Brouse 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 singles play.

Chase Harden defeated Francisco Lagarde 6-1, 6-0 in No. 4 singles play.

Rene Cortes defeated Dylan Halland 6-4, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.

Jordan Mey defeated Ricky Carballo 6-3, 6-2 in No. 6 singles play.

Trevor Brazil and Manny Jimenez defeated Uriah Smith and Matt Valverde 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles play.

Tim Lakomy and David Cisneros defeated Damarrio Hammons and Daniel Cota 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles play.

Heath Adrian and Dennis Phommalinh defeated Joey Howard and Jorge Canales 6-3, 6-2 in No. 3 doubles play.

"We didn't play our best tennis but we took care of business," coach Harden said.

Host Ceres High shut out Central Valley 9-0 on April 15.

The Bulldogs improved their all-time record versus the Hawks to 14-0.

Ochoa defeated Alexis Zigala 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles play.

Liang defeated Alexis Villa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Bains defeated Edgar Castillo 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles play.

Harden defeated Brandyn Weis 6-0, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.

Cortes defeated Oscar Ornales 6-2, 6-3 in No. 5 singles play.

Mey defeated Wing Chang 6-0, 6-0 in No. 6 singles play.
Brazil and Jimenez defeated Gerardo Rivas and Nimrat Chahal 6-1, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play.

Lakomy and Cisneros defeated Jorge Bustos and Eric Morales 6-3, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles play.

Adrian and Phommalinh defeated Alex Torres and Carlos Salazar 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Coach Harden plans to pass out back-to-back WAC champion T-shirts at practice this week.

"I know the boys are excited about going undefeated," Bryan said. "That was one of our goals. We can be a lot better. That's what we're pushing for."

Ceres High has won three league titles in four years, including two in the WAC and one in the VOL.

The Bulldogs have won 23 of 24 conference matches and posted a combined record of 45-3 the past two seasons.
"It's pretty incredible," coach Harden.

Ceres High will compete at the WAC singles and doubles tournaments this week at Pacheco High School.

The Bulldogs will host a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoff match on April 29.

"We want to see how far we can go," Bryan Harden said. "I honestly think we can compete with any team in the section."

 

 

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