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Hawks beat Panthers for second time this season
CV boys improve to 2-8 in WAC
Central Valleys Alexis Zigala won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 1 singles play against Pacheco last Wednesday in Ceres. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley High School's varsity boys tennis team earned a Western Athletic Conference series sweep of Pacheco last week.

The Hawks posted a 7-2 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday in Ceres.

Central Valley defeated Pacheco 6-3 earlier this year.

The Hawks didn't underestimate the Panthers. Pacheco upset Central Catholic 5-4 on March 25.

"There was a little concern," Central Valley head coach Mike Rodriguez said. "At this point in the season, every team has gotten a lot better. We played our hardest. We took care of business."

Oscar Ornales secured the match-clinching win for the Hawks.

Ornales' 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles gave Central Valley a 5-0 lead in team scoring.

"Oscar got a little more focused," Rodriguez said. "He broke the other guy's will."

Central Valley took five of six singles and two of three doubles matches from Pacheco.

Alexis Zigala won 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.

Alex Hernandez won 6-4, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.

Alexis Villa won 6-2, 6-2 in No. 3 singles play.

Edgar Castillo won 6-3, 6-2 in No. 4 singles play.

Gerardo Rivas and Eric Morales won 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles play.

Jorge Bustos and Navjot Kanda won 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 doubles play.

Nimrat Chahal and Wing Chang lost 6-4, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.

Brandyn Weis lost 6-2, 7-5 in No. 5 singles play.

The Hawks improved to 2-8 in WAC play.