Weston Ranch’s tennis program has made huge strides over the last two years.
It made another on Monday.
The Cougars’ boys squad made easy work of Christian Brothers, 7-2, in its first postseason appearance.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tournament continues in Loomis today against Sierra Foothill League powerhouse Del Oro.
“It was an exciting day for the guys because this was the first playoff match in school history,” Weston Ranch coach Jason Furtado said. “To come out and play strong and win 7-2 was great.”
Brothers Winston and Jonathan Limhengco contributed the only team points for the visiting Falcons. Winston Limhengco shut out Carl Legaspi 6-0, 6-0, while Jonathan took care of Sukhman Singh, 6-2, 6-2.
The Cougars took two key three-match sets in singles play. In the No. 4 match, Serbinder Singh came from behind to knock off Matt Haynie, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. Raymond Lagoc won in similar fashion at No. 6 singles, defeating Dylan Santana, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Kevin Yamayoshi (6-3, 6-3) and Adrian Andrade (6-2, 7-5) won in straight sets in the No. 3 and 5 matches.
“My singles played as well as they’ve played all year,” Furtado said. “It was nice to finally see them all clicking on the same day. I know that when they play as well as they are capable of playing we’re a tough team to beat.”
Weston Ranch dominated at doubles.
Chai Saepharn and Arjun Singh won, 7-5, 6-0; Ion Ibiso and Jesse Nisperos prevailed, 6-3, 6-3; and Ajay Bainiwal and Tejpaul Bainiwal coasted, 6-0, 6-0.
“I knew going into the match that our doubles had a good chance of winning and they did what they were supposed to do,” Furtado said.