Ruben Morales and Henry Garcia both enjoyed memorable final seasons with Central Valley's varsity boys tennis program.
Morales and Garcia were selected to the Western Athletic Conference First Team in a vote by the league's head coaches in April at Livingston High School Ruben and Henry helped guide the Hawks to a fourth-place finish in the WAC standings (7-8).
Central Valley lost 5-4 four times, including twice to both conference-champion Ceres High (14-1) and second-place Livingston (13-2).
"We're losing two quality players," Hawks' leader Mike Rodriguez said. "They helped our younger guys get better."
Ruben compiled a 9-6 record at No. 1 singles.
"He had a great career," Rodriguez said. "He worked his way up the ladder. His first year, he played doubles. Playing No. 1 singles is a tough spot to be in."
Morales earned first-team all-conference honors for the second year in a row.
He compiled a 4-8 record against WAC competition as a junior.
Ruben was a second-team selection at No. 5 singles in 2015.
Garcia posted a near-perfect 14-1 record.
His main spot in the lineup was at No. 3 singles.
Henry also logged playing time at No. 2 and 4 singles.
"He made a huge jump from when he first started," Rodriguez said. "He hit a lot with Ruben in the offseason."
Central Valley's varsity boys tennis program reached new heights thanks in large part to the play of Morales and Garcia.
The Hawks amassed a 30-22 record against WAC competition and participated in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs twice during Ruben's four-year career.
Garcia was a three-year player.
"It's going to be hard to replace those two guys," Rodriguez said.