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CV netters turn in respectable performances
Hawks compete at WAC events
Central Valleys Luis Hernandez compiled a 1-1 record en route to a top-eight finish at the Western Athletic Conference Singles Championships on April 28 at Ceres High. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys tennis team had respectable showings at the Western Athletic Conference singles and doubles tournaments.

"The kids gave it their all," Hawks assistant coach Darryl Dickson said.

Luis Hernandez compiled a 1-1 record on his way to a top-eight finish at the Western Athletic Conference Singles Championships, staged April 28-29, at Ceres High.

Hernandez lost 6-0, 6-2 to Ceres High's Julio Ochoa in the quarterfinals.

Luis defeated Livingston's Angel Ramirez 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round.

Ochoa lost 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Bulldog teammate Nolan McCaig in the finals.

"He (Hernandez) played some really good tennis this year," Dickson said.

Central Valley's Edgar Castillo lost 6-1, 6-0 to El Capitan's Ger Chang in the first round.

Chang edged Ceres High's Chase Harden 2-6, 7-5 (7-6 (5) for third place.

The Hawks had two tandems advance to the quarterfinals of the WAC Doubles Championships on April 30.

Nimrat Chahal and Ruben Morales defeated Pacheco's Angel Lopez and Chris Barba 6-1, 6-2 in the first round.

Chahal and Morales lost 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 to Patterson's Julian Ramirez and Francisco Lagarde.

Jorge Bustos and Eric Morales defeated Patterson's Dylan Halland and Michael Cosio 6-4, 2-6, (9) in the first round.

Bustos and Morales lost 6-1, 6-1 to Ceres High's Chase Harden and Rene Cortes.

Harden and Cortes defeated Bulldog teammates Manny Jimenez and Dennis Phommalinh 6-0, 6-0 for the doubles title.

Central Valley's Alexis Villa and Brandon Weis lost 6-1, 6-4 to El Capitan's Lee Yang and Oliver Calos in the first round.

The Hawks finished second overall in the WAC standings (10-2) during the regular season. Central Valley also qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the second straight year.

"We had a very successful season," Dickson said.