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TENNIS: Banks, Crawford get hard-earned wins to secure Sierra's shutout of East Union
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Sierra No. 3 singles player David Martin Jr. reaches to keep it in play with a backhand against East Union's Daniel Ngo on Tuesday. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

Sierra High's boys tennis team blanked rival East Union 8-0 on its new home courts on Tuesday, but the

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Matthew Mendoza of East Union returns the shot during his three-set match against Sierra's Aaron Crawford. - photo by SEAN KAHLER
Timberwolves didn't always have it easy.

They earned two tough points from the No. 1 and 4 singles spots. In the battle of 1s, Quentin Banks fended off Matthew Trinidad, 7-6, 6-4. Aaron Crawford preserved the shutout with his well-contested 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 win over Matthew Mendoza.

No. 3 David Martin Jr. held on for a 6-2, 6-4 sweep of Daniel Ngo. Jason Machado dominated from the second singles spot, 6-0, 6-0. Zach Van Zwaluenburg (6-1, 6-0) and Hari Chandran (6-1, 6-1) also coasted to victories.

In doubles, Rohin Sandhu and David Martin III prevailed, 6-1, 6-2. Sierra's No. 2 tandem of Max Perez and Derek McGuire won, 6-2, 6-1.

Ripon 5, Weston Ranch 1

The host Indians improved to 1-1 with their win at Ripon Community Center. 

Brenden Lan (8-3), Sahaj Gill (8-1), Gideon Waters (8-3), Huri Demidzic (8-0) and Arjan Parhar (8-6) picked up the wins for Ripon. Marcos Arriaza (6-4) won for Weston Ranch.