With two meets left in the Tri-City Athletic League season, the West High boys tennis team was tied for first with Tokay High.
Tokay denied West a chance to take sole possession of first place in the league Tuesday as the Tigers beat the Wolf Pack 5-4 in Lodi. The outcome put both teams at 6-1 in the TCAL.
On Wednesday, the Pack improved to 10-3 overall, 7-1 TCAL, with a 9-0 win against Stagg High at home.
“We’re focusing on what we do best, just aiming and staying consistent and finding strategies to beat the other teams,” said sophomore Bill Yang, West’s No. 4 player.
Yang won his match 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday and had one of the toughest matches of the day on Tuesday — a 6-4, 5-7, 4-6 loss over three hours of play — against Tokay.
Sophomore Abhi Thube, who also won his match Wednesday, expected to see his team stay confident for the remainder of the league season.
“We’ve been working well together,” Thube said. “We’re consistent with our shots. We motivate each other.”
As of press time, West had two more meets to play: one Thursday afternoon against St. Mary’s and another Tuesday against Edison. West coach Christine Toon reported Thursday night that West beat St. Mary's 7-2.
Toon said on Wednesday that the team would need to win both of those matches to claim the TCAL title. But she added that even if West and Tokay finished in a tie for first, the Wolf Pack would have the advantage in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, because they beat the Tigers by a wider margin, 6-3, in their first meeting March 27.
Kimball 5, Sonora 4
The Jaguars improved to 12-1 in the Valley Oak League with a victory at home over the Sonora High Wildcats on Tuesday.
Another win at home against Lathrop High on Thursday— a meet that concluded after press time — could give Kimball at least a share of the Valley Oak League title.
The top five Jaguar singles players won in straight sets against their Sonora opponents. Sophomore Garrett Chun won 6-0, 6-2, junior Nick Reilley won 6-1, 6-2, senior Mark Dalupan won 6-0, 6-2, sophomore Ivan Acosta won 6-1, 6-0, and junior Blake Howerton won 6-4, 7-6
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West 9, Stagg 0
Jahan Viejh (West) d. Kalen Archangel, 6-4, 6-4
Peter Creasman (West) d. Erik Gomez, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Alex Xu (West) d. Edgar Mejia, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Bill Yang (West) d. Vincente Arburua, 6-1, 6-3
Abhi Thube (West) d. Salvador Parillas, 6-2, 7-5
Andrew Ly (West) d. Fidel Chavez, 6-1, 7-5
Josh Theobald and Artemio Marquez (West) d. Anthony Tarin and Joel Castillo, 6-2, 6-3
Oscar Robledo and Bryan Grover (West) d. Julian Rangel and Andy Hoang, 6-4, 6-3
Ganesh Vurimi and Nihill Pudota (West) d. Alberto Enriquez and Alex Gastulum, 6-0, 6-4
Tracy 8, Franklin 1
Oak Park, Stockton
Derek Paris (Tracy) def. Esteban Diaz, 6-0, 6-3
Andrew Canlas (Tracy) def. Kee Yang, 6-2, 6-0
Josh Boehm (Tracy) def. Francisco Langorica, 6-2, 6-0
Rushi Arumalli (Tracy) def. Abraham Melecio, 6-1, 6-0
Nico Cady (Tracy) def. Bravlio Leon, 6-3, 6-0
Ajay Cheema (Tracy) def. Manuel Perez, 6-1, 6-0
Michael Yamada and Eric Lourwerens (Tracy) def. Robert Andelon and Angel Moreno, 6-1, 7-5
Humberto Arroyo and Jacob Keller (Franklin) def. Matthew Nguyen and Hamza Raniwala, 6-3, 7-5
Chris Kennedy and Amal Thommil (Tracy) def. Edgar Tellez and Alvaro Ruiz, 6-1, 6-0
Kimball 5, Sonora 4
Garrett Chun (Kimball) def. Andrew Klatt, 6-0, 6-2
Nick Reilley (Kimball) def. Donald Truong, 6-1, 6-2
Mark Dalupan (Kimball) def. Spencer Lyons, 6-0, 6-2
Ivan Acosta (Kimball) def. Austin Page, 6-1, 6-0
Blake Howerton (Kimball) def. Ian Berkard, 6-4, 7-6
Gardner Davis (Sonora) def. Arman Bhangu, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Bence Bogar and Sam Page (Sonora) def. Joshua Linsangan and Aaron Lee, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6
Eric Dearden and Jon Abit (Sonora) def. Vinnoth Manikkavelu and Burt Yu, 7-6, 6-4
Ross Irwin and Zach Whitmer (Sonora) def. Erick Ruivivar and Nick Nguyen, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9
Tracy 7, Chavez 2
Chavez High, Stockton
Patrick Nguyen (Chavez) def. Derek Paris, 6-7, 6-3, 10-6
Josh Boehm (Tracy) def. Randy Nguyen, 6-2, 6-0
Rushi Arumalli (Tracy) def. Kabir Singh, 6-2, 6-4
Wen Huang (Chavez) def. Michael Yamada, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Eric Lourwerens (Tracy) def. Joshua Boron, 6-1, 6-3
Matthew Nguyen and Hamza Raniwala (Tracy) def. Sam Low and James That, 6-1, 6-2
Chris Kennedy and Amal Thommil (Tracy) def. Daymon Ho and John Maghanoy, 7-5, 6-2
Jeane Taruc and Daniel Sahuri (Tracy) def. Richard Vang and Ken Ly, 6-1, 6-2
Kimball 8, Sierra 1
Garrett Chun (Kimball) def. Keegan D’Souza, 6-0, 6-0
Nick Reilley (Kimball) def. Laic Beugre, 6-0, 6-1
Mark Dalupan (Kimball) def. Mark Paule Jr., 6-0, 6-0
Ivan Acosta (Kimball) def. Adam Searle, 6-2, 6-4
Blake Howerton (Kimball) def. Josh H. Simpaulco, 6-1, 6-0
Arman Bhangu (Kimball) def. Anthony Alcantar, 7-5, 6-2
Allen Len and Stephen Gott (Sierra) def. Joshua Linsangan and Nick Nguyen, 1-6, 7-5, 10-4
Burt Yu and Aaron Lee (Kimball) def. Zach Gosney and Jacob Castro (S) 6-1, 6-0
Erick Ruivivar and Vinnoth Mannikkavelu (Kimball) def. Josh Astorgo and John Hermosilla, 6-2, 7-5