The Kimball High boys tennis team finished its season in a tie for first place in the Valley Oak League, following an 8-1 win April 17 at Lathrop High.
The Jaguars (15-1, 13-1 VOL) lost only to Manteca High , but Manteca has the advantage in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II rankings because of its 6-3 victory over Kimball on April 7. Kimball beat Manteca 5-4 on March 25.
Five of Kimball’s six singles wins were in straight sets. No. 1 player Garrett Chun beat Ivan Alegado 6-2, 6-0. Chun finished the VOL season with straight-set wins in all 14 of his matches, as did sophomore Ivan Acosta, who beat Lathrop’s Jared Palma 6-0, 6-1. Nick Reilley and Mark Dalupan both won their matches 6-1, 6-1; Blake Howerton won 6-4, 7-6; and Arman Bhangu won 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Kimball also won two doubles matches. Joshua Linsangan and Aaron Lee won 6-2, 6-4, and Nick Nguyen and Erick Ruivivar won 6-2, 6-2.
Next up for Kimball are the VOL singles and doubles tournaments on Tuesday, April 29 and Friday, May 1, at Weston Ranch High School.
The Jaguars will compete in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II team playoffs May 5 at a location to be announced.
Kimball 8, Lathrop 1
April 17, Lathrop High
Garrett Chun (Kimball) def. Ivan Alegado 6-2, 6-0.
Nick Reilley (Kimball) def. John Paul Bugy 6-1, 6-1.
Mark Dalupan (Kimball) def. Arvin Aragon 6-1, 6-1.
Ivan Acosta (Kimball) def. Jared Palma 6-0, 6-1.
Blake Howerton (Kimball) def. Albert Hoang 6-4, 7-6.
Arman Bhangu (Kimball) def. Kevin Alvarez 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Joshua Linsangan and Aaron Lee (Kimball) def. Ben Hoang and Nick Cruz 6-2, 6-4.
Chris Consul and Sahib Singh (Lathrop) def. Jack Li and Vinnoth Mannikevelu 6-2, 6-7, 10-4.
Nick Nguyen and Erick Ruivivar (Kimball) def. Navinder Dhindsa and Mauricio Torres 6-2, 6-2.
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