Heading into the match — the last of the regular season — the Tigers (10-2 WAC) kept themselves in contention by topping Pacheco High 6-3 on April 17 in Los Banos.
But Patterson needed a win at Ceres to lay claim to a share in the conference crown.
Instead, Ceres won all six singles matches and three doubles matches, finishing in first place with a perfect 12-0 league record.
Patterson concludes the league campaign in second place. The school’s latest tennis championship was in 2005.
The Tigers will compete in the WAC doubles championship beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Pacheco High School.
Patterson 6, Pacheco 3
Patterson won five of six singles matches and one of three doubles matches against Pacheco on April 17.
At No. 1 singles, Sterling Ramirez gave the Tigers a 6-0, 6-0 win against Juan Chavez.
John Minton bested Danny Espinoza 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
John Brouse followed with a straight-set win over Luis Hernandez at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2.
Francisco Lagarde earned a No. 4 singles victory over Rolando Velasquez of Pacheco in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.
Dylan Halland was a straight-set winner at No. 5 singles, besting Israel Orozco 6-3, 6-4.
Damarrio Hammonds and Daniel Cota beat Christian Gonzalez and Jose Ruelas 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
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