The Central Catholic Raiders swept singles play and won two of their three doubles matches in the triumph over the Patterson High Tigers (3-2 Western Athletic Conference).
"At the end of the day, I think the more experienced team won," said Patterson coach Raustand Nzoule. "We just need to practice harder if we want to keep our third-place standing in the league."
Still, there were a few bright highlights in the Tigers’ loss against Central Catholic.
Arianna Rico and Ngoc Nguyen did well against their opponents at No. 2 doubles spot, winning 6-4, 6-1 against Central Catholic's Sarah Alviso and Bianca Jauregu.
Patterson's other win was in the No. 3 doubles spot, where Cartarina Borges and Wendy Zuleta defeated Alyssa McPhee and Lauren Aja in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
The Tigers will continue their season at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, when they host Livingston High.
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