After dropping its first two matches of the season, Sierra's boys tennis team won its third straight on Tuesday with its 8-1 triumph over host Ripon at Acacia Park Tennis Courts.
Quentin Banks toppled Brendan Lan 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match. Jason Machado held off Sahai Gill 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and David Martin Jr. prevailed 6-0, 6-1 against Gideon Waters 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3.
Ripon got its lone point from No. 4 Hari Dimidzic, who edged past Aaron Crawford 3-6, 6-2, 7-6. Sierra rounded out singles action with two-set wins from Zach Van Zwaluenberg (6-1, 6-0) and David Nasser (6-4, 6-3).
Hari Chandran and Myles Olna fended off Zak Tos and Jayden Hamilton 6-0, 0-6, 10-5 to claim the No. 1 doubles match for Sierra. Rotin Sandhu and David Martin III contributed a 6-3, 6-2 win. Max Perez and Derek McGuire won, 6-3, 6-2.
Ripon 249, Sierra 292
Ripon overcame Sierra standout Mikaella Manto and the fast greens at Manteca Park Golf Course.
“The girls didn't quit and tried their best” Ripon coach Eric Dambrosio said of his team's struggles with putting and chipping. “They got frustrated at times but didn't give up. These types of rounds build character. If you golf you will struggle, it's just a matter of how you handle it. Today, the girls handled it well.”
Manto shot even-par 36 for the second straight day at Manteca Park. Depth favored Ripon, which was paced by sophomore Gabbi Ilardi's 40. The Indians also had contributions from Zoe Bremer (48), Katie Martin (52), Anna DiGuilo (52) and Vivian Parsons (66).
Sierra scorers were Julia Erdman (54), Jenna Villanueva (58), Anna Dickinson (71) and Mackenzie Funk (73).