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McCaig, Ceres High teammates receive league honors
Bulldog Nolan McCaig won the Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award for the fourth consecutive season. McCaig had a perfect career record of 63-0 against WAC competition. - photo by DALE BUTLER/Courier file photo

Ceres High varsity boys tennis standout Nolan McCaig is in a class all by himself.

McCaig won the Western Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player award for the fourth straight season this spring.

"Individually, he's had a lot of success," Bulldogs' head coach Brandon Moring said. "What I respect most about Nolan is he's the ultimate team player. He's willing to sacrifice his own time to make others better."

Ceres High teammates Jorge Campos and Donnavin Koeurn also garnered WAC recognition for their outstanding play. Campos and Koeurn both earned first-team all-league honors.

McCaig, Campos and Koeurn helped lead the Bulldogs to their third conference title in four seasons.

Ceres High won 14 of 15 matches during the 2017 WAC campaign.

"It's been an awesome experience to play tennis for these four years," Nolan said. "I'm really proud of how much we've been able to accomplish."

McCaig had an unblemished record of 63-0 against WAC competition from 2014-17.

He placed first at the WAC Singles Championships four times.

"It was my goal to come into this school and make a name for myself," Nolan said. "It's really special to know I'm at the top. I became a smarter player over the years. I maintained my focus and didn't take any of my opponents lightly. I let my game do the talking."

"It means a lot to us," Ceres High No. 2 singles player Christian Pimentel said while talking about McCaig's run of dominance. "It's not easy to win. No one is at Nolan's level. He's the best of the best. He's also a team player."

Campos, a senior, posted a perfect 15-0 record at No. 4 singles during the WAC regular season.

Koeurn, a junior, won 12 of 15 matches at No. 5 singles.