Dragon tennis boys seize rain-interrupted SCL sweep of Windsor, boy golfers fall
Sophomore Sean Hall, seen during an earlier victory at the high school courts, won both his No. 1 singles matches in the Dragons’ road sweep at Windsor, which included both the continuation and rescheduling of their rain-interrupted SCL showdowns.
With last week’s rainouts, the Sonoma Valley High School tennis boys revamped their Sonoma County League schedule and hosted Windsor on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the match was suspended because of the persistent wet weather.
So both SCL teams managed to squeeze in the continued Tuesday’s rained-interrupted match on Wednesday in Windsor, and then went on to play their second-scheduled match of the season and the Dragons came through with a sweeping performance, capturing 5-2 and 5-1 (No. 4 singles was rained out) victories.
For the two matches, Sonoma and Windsor used their same players and best-of-three and pro-set scoring was used in both matches.
Leading the Dragons to their first win were sophomore Sean Hall’s 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Jeffrey at No. 1 singles; sophomore Stephen Montano’s 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Grandi at No. 2 singles; sophomore Griffin Hill’s 6-3, 6-4 victory over Yee at No. 3 singles; senior David Cole’s 6-4, 6-0 win over Tappin at No. 4 singles; and seniors Mauricio De Haro’s and Johnny Medina’s 8-6 edging of Adams and Hayes at No. 3 doubles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were junior Travis McRice’s and sophomore Peter Gray’s 6-8 trimming by Michaels and Nicolson at No. 1 doubles; and sophomores Liam Casey’s and Aidan Lacy’s 7-9 nipping by Evans and Gill at No. 2 doubles.
In their second win the Dragons were led by Hall’s 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Jeffrey at No. 1 singles; Montano’s 6-0, 6-1 victory over Grandi at No. 2 singles; Hill’s 8-3 topping of Yee at No. 3 singles; Casey’s and Lacy’s 8-3 win over Evans and Gill at No. 2 doubles; De Haro’s and Medina’s 9-7 trimming of Adams and Hayes at No. 3 doubles; and McRice’s and Gray’s 4-8 loss to Michaels and Nicolson at No. 1 doubles.
The tennis Dragons aren’t scheduled to play until Tuesday, April 5, when they face longtime SCL rival Casa Grande in Petaluma.
Though it wasn’t an SCL make-up, Sonoma’s boy golfers were also able to get a match in on Wednesday, playing nonleague Redwood at the Stonetree Golf Course in Novato and dropping a 205-254 decision.
Pacing the Dragons were junior Tyler Johnson’s par-35, nine-hole round of 41, junior RAB Byrd’s 44, sophomore Craig Gusse’s 54, sophomore Justin Crockett’s 57, and junior Eamon Shine’s 58.
Sonoma’s boys will next host SCL foes Casa Grande – rescheduled after a rainout – and El Molino on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, at the Sonoma Golf Club.
The varsity softball Lady Dragons, who were rained out twice this week, will open their SCL season on Thursday, March 31, at Healdsburg, with their first home league game set for Thursday, April 14, against Analy at the high school field.
Sonoma’s track and field boys’ and girls’ teams had their nonleague dual-meets with Cardinal Newman and Ursuline, which were orginally relocated from Santa Rosa to SVHS’s Schantz Track because of poor track conditions, canceled (by the two visiting schools) due to unsettled weather.
The Dragons don’t return to the track until Wednesday, April 13, when they travel to Windsor for their SCL tri-meet openers against the host school and defending champion Petaluma.
Sonoma’s swim squads faced St. Vincent’s in SCL dual-meets in Petaluma yesterday, with the results not available at presstime.