NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 27, 2013 –
From River City High School
A pair of hard-fought wins against their closest competitors has the River City High School Tennis Team alone at the top of the Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) standings. The Raiders defeated Vista del Lago 6 to 3 and Cosumnes Oaks 7 to 2 to improve to 6-0 in the SVC and 12-0 overall in 2013.
Five of the day’s nine matches went the distance against Vista del Lago, and the host Raiders took four of those five contests to give the visitors their first loss this season. Vista del Lago earned quick wins in both boys singles matches, but RC got two girls doubles victories from Sarah Yang and Sonia Bola at #1 (7-5,6-4) and Nicole Melido and Julia Quenga at #2 (6-1,6-4) to even up the overall match.
In mixed doubles, Lina Vang and Muradan Chhay overcame a first set loss to win 6-7(4),6-2,(10-7). The squads split the boys doubles matches as RC’s Michael Lee and Matthew Tagupa lost 4-6,7-6(5),(5-10) at #1 while Amran Khan and Akshay Prabhakar won 1-6,6-3,(10-8) at #2.
With RC up 4 to 3 overall, it came down to two marathon girls singles matches and both Cindy Oseguera and Lily He battled for third-set Raider victories. Oseguera won 6-3,4-6,7-6(4) at #1 and He won 7-5,4-6,6-3 at #2.
Two days later, River City welcomed Cosumnes Oaks to West Sacramento and emerged with another win. Oseguera and He breezed through their girls singles matches this time, dropping only four games combined. And while the Raiders’ boys singles players struggled again, the hosts swept all five doubles contests. In girls doubles, Yang and Bola won 6-1,6-3 at #1 and Melido and Quenga were perfect, 6-0,6-0 at #2. Vang and Chhay triumphed 6-1,6-3 in mixed. The day’s closest contests resulted in wins for Lee and Tagupa 5-7,6-2,(10-3) at #1 boys doubles and for Khan and Prabhakar 6-3,5-7,(12-10) at #2.
RC now has a break from SVC competition but has tough matches against Marysville of the Golden Empire League and Placer of the Pioneer Valley League scheduled for this week. The next SVC match for the Raiders will be at Union Mine on Tuesday, April 2nd.
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