Tigers miss chance to tie for WAC title with Ceres
by PI Staff
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The Patterson High boys tennis team missed an opportunity to move into a tie atop the final Western Athletic Conference standings on Thursday, April 18, after being shut out on the road by the league-leading Ceres High Bulldogs, 9-0.

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.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.

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