FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012
“Spring Break is a break from school, not from tennis,” River City High School tennis coach Dave Brooks often says. So last week, while many were away on vacation, the Raiders narrowly defeated Lincoln 5 to 4, blew out Marysville 9 to 0, and came in first place at the Quincy Invitational Tournament.
Against Lincoln, Sarah Yang won 10-2 at #2 girls singles and Michael Lee squeaked past his opponent 10-9 (5) at #2 boys singles. RC dropped the two boys doubles matches, but swept the three girls and mixed doubles contests. Cindy Oseguera and Lily He won 10-4 at #1 girls doubles, Mariana Contreras and Avneet Singh clinched the overall match with their 10-1 win at #2 girls doubles, and Lina Vang and Muradan Chhay held on for a 10-6 victory in mixed.
In the Marysville match, the Raiders rolled to easy wins throughout the lineup. Terry Vang shut out his opponent at #1 boys singles 10-0, Jai London lost just one game at #1 girls singles, Oseguera won 10-3 at #2 girls singles, and Lee triumphed 10-5 at #2 boys. Yang and Le had a 10-1 result in the top girls doubles match, the pairs of Edward Xu and Phillip Dinh (#1 boys) and Christine Maltez and Chhay (mixed) only lost 2 games each, Vang and Singh lost just three at #2 girls, and Matthew Tagupa and Alan Tern won 10-6 at #2 boys. RC is now 9 and 1 overall in 2012.
The Raiders wrapped up the week by winning the annual Quincy tournament. RC was followed in the team standings by the host Trojans in second place, Etna came in third, Plumas Christian took fourth, and Chester finished in fifth.
Individual event results were as follows:
Girls Doubles: Mary Neverov/Avneet Singh, 1st place; Mariana Contreras/Katie Bowman, 2nd place
Boys Doubles: Amran Khan/Alan Tern, 1st place; Edward Xu/Zoi Saetern, 2nd place
Mixed Doubles: Neverov/Saetern, 2nd place; Bowman/Tern, 3rd place
Girls Singles: Singh, 3rd place; Contreras, 4th place
Boys Singles: Xu, 3rd place; Khan, quarterfinalist
Next home match is on Friday against Liberty Ranch, with tennis action starting at 3 p.m. The Raiders will also host Vista Del Lago at RCHS on Tuesday at 4.
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