Boys Tennis: Jaguars overcome toughest test for league title
by Bob Brownne
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The Kimball High boys tennis team clinched the Valley Oak League title on Tuesday, April 16, with a 5-4 win at home over Weston Ranch, which proved to be the Jaguars’ toughest opponent this year.

The Jaguars (17-0, 13-0 VOL) won five of the six singles matches, including 6-0, 6-0 wins for No. 1 singles player junior Logan Staggs and No. 2 singles player freshman Garrett Chun.

Junior Mark Dalupan won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, as did sophomore Nick Reilley, 6-4, 6-3.

Freshman Ivan Acosta made a comeback to win his match 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, which proved the difference as Weston Ranch, won one singles match and all three doubles matches.

Kimball also beat VOL opponent East Union 9-0 at home on April 11. The Jaguars’ top four singles players, Chun, Acosta, Reilley and junior Arman Bhangu, won in straight 6-0, 6-1 sets, as did the No. 2 doubles team of freshman Joshua Linsangen and sophomore Paul DeSupinski.

Edison 7, West 2

The Wolf Pack’s perfect Tri-City Athletic League record was broken in Stockton on Tuesday with a loss to defending league champion Edison.

But West (10-3, 7-1 TCAL) still holds first place with two matches left in league play, and needs to win both of them for an undisputed league title.

West won three singles matches, including a close win for No. 4 singles player senior Miguel Madruga, who beat Hizzley Tangcay 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7). No. 5 singles player junior Peter Creasman won his match 6-1, 6-2.

Edison won four singles matches and all three doubles matches.

Results of West’s match against Stagg on Thursday, April 18, in Stockton were not available at press time.

The Wolf Pack finishes the TCAL season at Tokay in Lodi on Tuesday, April 23.

Tracy 9, Chavez 0

The Bulldogs (4-4 San Joaquin Athletic Association) made a clean sweep of the Titans on Tuesday, April 16, at Tracy High.

Tracy won all nine matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 win for No. 2 singles player Andrew Jurado, and a 6-0, 6-0 win for the No. 1 doubles team of Ajay Cheema and Tommy Langley.

The Bulldogs finish league season with matches against Bear Creek on Thursday, April 18, in Stockton and Tuesday, April 23, at home.

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