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CV golfer Bonales defends title
Hawks varsity boys tennis team continues to make positive strides
Brandyn Weis and Central Valleys varsity boys tennis team competed against Livingston and Patterson last week.

Central Valley High School junior Anthony Bonales bested 130 other golfers on his way to a first-place finish at the Aiello Invitational on March 18 at Discovery Bay Country Club.

"It's one of the most prestigious tournaments in California," Hawks head coach Mike Holliday said.

Added Anthony: "Hopefully, I can win it again next year."

Bonales, a two-time Western Athletic Conference champion and MVP, carded a 2-over-par 73 while successfully defending his title.

He claimed the Aiello championship in 2012 with a 72.

"I just hit the ball a little bit better than everyone else," Bonales said. "My chipping and putting saved me. I played fairly well."

The Hawks placed 20th in the team standings with a score of 587.

Central Valley teammates Jacob Craig, Adrian Arellano, Joshua Boles and Caden Lopez shot 107, 114, 124 and 169, respectively.

Hawks improve to 3-3
Central Valley capped off the first half of the WAC dual season with a 193-259 loss to undefeated Central Catholic on March 26 at Dryden Park Golf Course.
Bonales led the Hawks with a 1-over-par 37.

Boles, Arellano, Craig and Austin Jacques posted rounds of 49, 54, 58 and 61, respectively.

Andrew Bonner, a transfer from Ripon, led the Raiders with a 3-under-par 34.

Central Catholic improved to 6-0 in the WAC.

Central Valley dropped to 3-3 in conference play.

"I'm happy," Anthony said. "Our team is doing very well this year. It's really exciting. Hopefully, we place third so we can all go to playoffs as a team."
The Central Valley High School varsity boys tennis team's win-loss record doesn't show it, but the Hawks have been extremely competitive this year.

"We're getting better," head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "We could easily have four more wins. Most of our matches have been close. The only matches we lost by blowout were against Ceres High and Central Catholic."

Central Valley dropped to 1-8 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after falling 6-3 to Livingston on Wednesday in Ceres.

The Wolves defeated the Hawks 7-2 earlier in the season.

Central Valley won two of three doubles and one of six singles matches during last week's meeting.

Gerardo Rivas and Jorge Bustos bested Fabian Garcia and Eddie Servin 6-0, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Alex Torres and Carlos Salazar bested Jaime Merino and Abram Galvin 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Oscar Ornales bested Abraham Galvin 6-2, 7-5 in No. 6 singles play.

Alexis Zigala lost 6-0, 6-1 to Jacob Mercado in No. 1 singles play.

Alex Hernandez lost 6-4, 6-2 to Edgar Mejia in No. 2 singles play.

Alexis Villa lost 6-1, 6-3 to Alex Mercado in No. 3 singles play.

Edgar Castillo lost 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 to Alejandro Garcia in No. 4 singles play.

Brandyn Weis lost 6-3, 6-2 to Salvador Cortez in No. 5 singles play.

Wing Chang and Nimrat Chahal lost 6-1, 6-4 to Rolando Chavez and Juan Montanez in No. 1 doubles play.

Second-place Patterson edged host Central Valley 5-4 on March 26.

The Tigers won the first meeting, 6-3.

Hernandez was sidelined with sore legs. He competed in the Modesto Marathon the day before.

"We might have won if we had our regular lineup," Rodriguez said. "Everyone had to move a spot up because Alex didn't play."

The Hawks won all three doubles matches versus the Tigers last week.

Rivas and Chahal beat Uriah Smith and Matt Valverde 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles play.

Bustos and Navjot Kanda beat Sammario Hammonds and Daniel Cota 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Torres and Salazar beat Joey Howard and Jorge Canales 7-5, 6-3 in No. 3 doubles play.

Castillo accounted for Central Valley's lone singles victory.

Edgar rallied for a 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2 victory over John Brouse at No. 3 singles.

Zigala lost 6-0, 6-0 to Sterling Ramirez in No. 1 singles play.

Villa lost 6-3, 6-0 to John Minton in No. 2 singles play.

Weis lost 6-2, 6-4 to Francisco Legarde in No. 4 singles play.

Ornales lost 6-2, 6-0 to Dylan Halland in No. 5 singles play.

Chang lost 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 to Ricky Carbalto in No. 6 singles play.

"I knew it was going to be close again," Rodriguez said. "We had our chances. That's been the story of our season. Our record doesn't reflect how competitive our matches have been."