Central Valley’s varsity boys tennis team lost 6-3 to Patterson in Central California Conference play on March 19 in Ceres.
“It was competitive,” coach Mike Rodriguez said. “It could have gone either way.”
The Hawks (4-3) dropped to fourth place in the CCC standings.
The Tigers (5-2) took over sole possession of third place.
“We’re where I thought we’d be,” Rodriguez said. “We’re in the middle of the pack.”
Central Valley won two of three doubles and one of six singles matches in defeat.
“We could have been a little more aggressive. They dictated the pace of the matches."Coach Mike Rodriguez
“We could have been a little more aggressive,” Rodriguez said. “They dictated the pace of the matches.
Belizario Ramirez Jr. and Bryan Soto Ruiz defeated Patterson’s Jaret Hartsell and Jesus Torres 7-5, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles play.
Omar Lepe and Lourdvic Polanes defeated Jovanni Galvez and Miguel Prado 6-7, 7-5, 10-5 in No. 2 doubles play.
Rogelio Perez defeated Logan Davis 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles play.
Juan Zaragoza lost 6-4, 6-1 to Patterson’s Chris Tapia in No. 1 singles play.
Adrian Gomez lost 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 to Lolyn Tejeda in No. 3 singles play.
Alexsander Kishore lost 6-3, 6-1 to Jonathan Trang in No. 4 singles play.
Jason Figueora lost 6-2, 6-1 to David Prado-Bustos in No. 5 singles play.
Andy Souksavath lost 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to Diego Herrera in No. 6 singles play.
Gurtej Sangha and Edmar Vargas lost 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to Alex Linares and Antonio Briseno in No. 3 doubles play.
“There were a lot of close matches,” Rodriguez said.