Central Valley’s varsity boys tennis team closed out its first season in the Central California Conference dual standings with an 8-1 loss at Patterson on April 16.
The third-place Tigers edged out the fourth-place Hawks for the CCC’s final playoff berth.
“We had to win 7-2 to get the third spot,” Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. “I didn’t tell my players. I didn’t want to put any added pressure on them because we’re a young team.”
The Hawks compiled an 8-6 record.
The Tigers amassed a 10-4 record.
“We had a pretty successful year for only having three seniors on the team,” Rodriguez said. “They surpassed my expectations. I thought it was going to be a struggle.”
Central Valley lost twice to Patterson this season.
The Tigers defeated the Hawks 6-3 on March 19 in Ceres.
“The first match was more competitive,” Rodriguez said. “This time, they put together a better performance.”
The Hawks dropped five of six singles and all three doubles matches to the Tigers during the season finale.
Central Valley’s Rogelio Perez prevented the shutout by topping Patterson’s Logan Davis 6-2, 6-1 in No. 2 singles play.
Juan Zaragoza lost 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 to Chris Tapia in No. 1 singles play.
Adrian Gomez lost 6-1, 6-1 to Lolyn Tejeda in No. 3 singles play.
Alexsander Kishore lost 6-4, 6-2 to Jonathan Trans in No. 4 singles play.
Omar Lepe lost 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) to Davis Prado in No. 5 singles play.
Andy Souksavath lost 6-3, 6-2 to Diego Herrera in No. 6 singles play.
Edmar Vargas and Lourdvic Polanes lost 6-1, 7-5 to Jesus Torres and Jiovani Galvez in No. 1 doubles play.
Belizario Ramirez Jr. and Gurtej Sangha lost 7-5, 2-6, 10-4 to Jaret Hartsell and Antonio Briseno in No. 2 doubles play.
Aaron Madrigal and Willy Souksavath lost 6-4, 6-1 to Miguel Prado and Alex Linares in No. 3 doubles play.
Ceres High’s three-time reigning Western Athletic Conference champion varsity boys golf team’s league title hopes took a major hit this past week.
The Bulldogs closed out the WAC dual-season with a 506-509 loss to the host Grace Davis Spartans on April 17 at Dryden Park.
“We knew it was going to be close,” senior standout Gary Condit said. “We didn’t have a score to throw out.”
Second-place Ceres High (5-2) will compete at the conference’s end-of-year-tournament next Monday at Diablo Grande. Barring a major collapse, first-place Johansen (7-0) should end the Bulldogs’ run of dominance in the WAC.
“It’s kind of a letdown,” Condit said. “But we knew it was going to be touch (to four-peat) with us being young. We’re still motivated. We want to finish the season off strong.”
Ceres High competed shorthanded against Grace Davis last week.
Bulldog newcomer Dylan Grubeck missed the match due to another commitment.
Condit led all golfers with a 6-over-par 78.
Ceres High teammates Jayden Panyanouvong, Visanoukone Homsombath, Haydon Swanson and Ramon Rodriguez shot 82, 96, 121 and 132, respectively.
Hawks secure split
Central Valley’s varsity boys golf team snapped a five-match winless streak this past week.
The Hawks improved to 3-9 in the Central California Conference dual standings after beating visiting Merced by 34 strokes, 185-219, on April 16 at St. Stanislaus.
Central Valley had four players post scores in the 30s.
Freshman Matteo Bonales led the Hawks with a 32.
Thomas Carrillo shot a 33.
Kadin Richardson and Juilan Alvarez had identical rounds of 39.
Navraj Dosanjh (42) rounded out Central Valley’s scorecard.
Central Valley lost 169-193 to Buhach Colony on April 18 at St. Stanislaus.
Bonales carded a 30.
Carrillo, Richardson, Dylan Jacobson and Marcos Gonzalez shot 36, 39, 42 and 46, respectively.
Central Valley will close out the CCC dual campaign against Patterson on April 29 at Diablo Grande.