Photo by Thomas Forman
Boys’ tennis outmatched Monrovia on Thursday, March 29, defeating the Wildcats 18-0 in commanding fashion. The team now holds an overall record of 8-3 and a league record of 1-1.
Singles players one, two, and three triumphed over at least one of their opponents by a score of 6-0 or 6-1, and also won every game. Singles one, sophomore Desmond Chan, won two games 6-0 and closed out his third game with a score of 6-1. Singles two, sophomore Ben Pestana, fared no differently against Monrovia, dispatching two opponents 6-0, and in his final game 6-1. Senior Ken Koyama, singles three, managed to pick up three more wins in a series of close games. Koyama’s first game ended with a score of 6-1, but he competed against tougher competition in his second and third games. Fortunately, he managed to close out the last two matches with scores of 7-5.
In doubles, there were only two games within all of the sets played that were lost, both occurring within a single game. Both doubles team one, juniors Alex Betts and James Dekle, and doubles team two, junior Gene Suk and senior Ryan Summers, handily won all of their games, earning scores of 6-0 across the board. Doubles team three, sophomores Sigmund Goodstein and Evan Strittmatter, also garnered three wins, two 6-0, and their final game 6-2.
Boys’ tennis will play next at home against Temple City on Tuesday, April 10.