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Sierra singles enough to beat Weston Ranch

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POSTED March 26, 2010 2:44 a.m.
Not being able to grab any traction in their singles matches hurt the Weston Ranch Cougars Thursday afternoon, falling 3-2 to the Sierra Timberwolves in a Valley Oak League intradistrict matchup.

Sierra avenged an 8-7 loss from March 17, when the Cougars (2-6) picked up their first conference win.

After dropping his first set, 2-6, to Sierra’s Kevin Rausa, Weston Ranch’s No. 1 Satinder Singh fought back but came up short in a 4-7 tiebreaker.

The No. 2 singles matchup between Sierra’s Forrest Tolman and Weston Ranch’s Serbinder Singh wasn’t quite as close, with Tolman taking it 6-2 in both sets.  Sierra’s Josh Weiland posted an even more impressive outing with his 6-2, 6-1 handling of Cougar Ray Lagoc.

But when it came to doubles, it was all Weston Ranch.

The tandem of Chris Legaspi and Jovincent Legaspi easily dispatched Sierra’s Oliver Wood and Adrian Prieto with scores of 6-2 and 6-4. Mike Tongpalad and Kevin Yamayoshi handed the Sierra No. 2 doubles team a pair of 6-3 losses to end the day’s competition.

“Doubles have been our strength all season,” Weston Ranch head coach Jason Furtado said. “Those guys are playing really well, and it’s holding us together right now. We’ve been a little bit behind on our singles with the exception of Satinder Singh, so we’re trying to figure out who we are as a team right now and where we stand.”

East Union 5, Sonora 0
SONORA — The Lancers (6-2) made the trip east worth it, handling Sonora with perfection in VOL action Thursday.

Sean Hilscher handled Sonora’s Chris Sanchez 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), Ricky Peloso beat Mica Tripp 6-1, 6-2 and Steve Shephard made it a singles-sweep with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Josh Smith.

The Lancers’ double tandem of Matt Eichsteadt and Chris Garcia took down Sonora’s No. 1 doubles 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while Marcos Aleman and Ariel Rossete beat the Wildcat’s No. 2 doubles 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

“The whole team played great and we got our first shut-out in league play,” Lancer head coach Ron Bylow said. “I was wondering how they would respond after the loss to Manteca on Wednesday, and they rebounded well.

“As a team we played the best we have all season.”

—Jason Campbell
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