NEWS-LEDGER — March 6, 2013 —
From River City
The River City High School Tennis Team defeated both Amador and Bear River 7 to 2 and then opened Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) action with a 9-0 shutout of Union Mine to start the 2013 season a perfect 3 and 0.
At Amador, Lily He and Edward Xu won their #2 singles matches and the visitors swept all five doubles contests. In the girls’ pairs, Sarah Yang and Sonia Bola took the top spot 8-2 while Nicole Melido teamed with Julia Quenga for an 8-0 win at #2. On the boys side, Matthew Tagupa and Akshay Prabhakar earned an 8-3 victory at #1 and Ben Gerelkhuu and Muradan Chhay overcame a slow start to win 8-5. Lina Vang and Amran Khan cruised to an 8-0 shutout in mixed doubles.
Up in Lake of the Pines against Bear River, Cindy Oseguera led the way with a 10-2 win in the top girls singles position and Lily He won 10-4 at #2. Gerelkhuu provided a 10-4 victory at #2 boys. Tagupa teamed up with Bola to take mixed doubles 10-2 and Sarah Yang partnered with Lina Vang to dominate #1 girls doubles 10-1. In boys doubles, Xu and Prabhakar won 10-3 while Khan and Phillip Dinh cruised 10-1.
The season’s home opener was also the first SVC match of the young season and the host Raiders came out well-prepared. Michael Lee took care of the top boys singles match 6-4,6-3 and Xu won at #2 6-1,7-5. These were the two closest matches of the day as He won 6-2,6-2 at #1 girls singles and Bola rolled 6-0,6-1 at #2. In doubles, RC lost total of just seven games in ten sets. Khan and Tagupa won 6-1,6-1 at #1 boys and Dinh and Prabhkar scored a perfect 6-0,6-0 “double bagel” at #2. On the girls side, Oseguera and Sarah Yang (#1) and Melido and Lina Vang (#2) each posted 6-2,6-0 wins. Chhay and Ger Yang breezed through mixed 6-1,6-0.
Next up for RC will be nonleague matches tomorrow (March 7th) at Lincoln, Friday the 8th at home against Bret Harte, Monday the 11th at home vs. Delhi, and then back to SVC play in a home match against Galt on Tuesday the 12th. Matches begin at 4:00 p.m.
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