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Valencia, West Ranch tennis set up for big matchup

Posted: April 1, 2014 10:48 p.m.
Updated: April 1, 2014 10:48 p.m.

With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.

The Vikings’ Chad LeDuff dropped only one set in his team’s 14-4 win over visiting Hart. The win now gives Valencia 75 straight in the Foothill Leauge.

“Chad played like a champion today,” said Vikings head coach Annie Kellogg.

Valencia won eight of its nine singles matches.

The Vikings’ No. 2 doubles tandem of Sam Rebele and Nick Joyce swept their sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-0) while the No. 1 team of Nabor Cabanillas and Ravi Jayanthi dropped only one set to Hart’s No. 1 team of Luke Distad and Michael Lange, 6-2.

West Ranch 17, Golden Valley 1

At Golden Valley, the Wildcats cruised past their final hurdle before colliding with last year’s Foothill League champ.

West Ranch’s No. 1 singles player Harrison Collins was perfect on the day, not dropping a set.

But it was the Wildcats’ No. 3 singles player, Justin Lin, that may have had the best day. The freshman won all three of his sets in his first ever varsity match.

But now all attention turns to Thursday when Valencia comes in.

“We’ve been trying to prepare for it all year,” said West Ranch head coach Eric Spiecker. “I hope we’re ready but you never know.”

Golden Valley’s No. 1 singles player Brandon Yu only participated in a couple of doubles sets, as he was ill most of the day.

“I was looking forward to Brandon matching up with the West Ranch players but sometimes you can’t help it,” said Grizzlies head coach Josh Stimac. “But the team played tough. In doubles, I saw guys trying to do the right things. And in singles, even though we lost a couple sets, I saw guys trying to construct sets the right way.”

Saugus 12, Canyon 6

The Centurions picked up their first league win on Tuesday at Canyon. Canyon won five of nine singles sets while Saugus dominated doubles, winning eight of its nine matches.

The difference was Saugus’ No. 3 doubles team of John Bang and Alex Lopez. They won their sets 6-3, 7-6, 7-6.

“That was a really big for them,” said Saugus head coach Ken Jeffris. “I’m proud of the team for not giving up and staying in there.”


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