FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 19, 2014 —
From River City
After dropping the season opener to visiting Cosumnes Oaks 6 to 3, the River City High School tennis team reeled off four straight wins last week. A 9 to 1 win over Amador started the streak as boys singles players Alan Tern and Joseph Johnston led the way with 6-0,6-0 and 6-0,6-2 wins, respectively. The mixed doubles pair of Phillip Dinh and Jessie Olsen also impressed with their 10-1 win.
A 7 to 2 road victory over Liberty Ranch came next as the Raiders dominated the doubles matches. Matthew Tagupa and Muradan Chhay teamed for a 6-0,6-0 win at #1 boys doubles and Alex Vigil paired with Dinh to take #2 boys 6-0,6-1. In girls doubles, Lily He and Beatrice Bui came back from a second set loss to win at #1 6-2,3-6,(10-3) and Jessica Ngo and Jasmine Benafghoul cruised to a 6-2,6-1 win at #2. Akshay Prabhakar and Olsen won easily in mixed, 6-1,6-0.
The Bear River Bruins left West Sacramento after losing to the Raiders 7 to 2. Lily He played her best tennis of the young season in a 6-0,6-0 win at #1 girls singles, Julia Quenga took the #2 match 6-0,6-4, and RC swept all five doubles matches again.
The week ended with an 8 to 1 win over visiting Lindhurst as Tern, He, and Quenga took care of their opponents in singles and the girls doubles pairs of Nicole Melido and Bui (6-1,6-2 at #1) and Carlie Blevins and Benafghoul (6-1,6-0 at #2) breezed past the Blazer duos.
River City’s next home match is Thursday, March 20th at 4pm against El Dorado.
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