Sonoma swept in softball, golf, tennis; hole-in-one for Hurley in Ukiah tourney
Lady Dragon milers (from left) Selena Caruso, Hannah Cenci and Serena Spry race during the earlier-held South County Invitational at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park. Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams, who’ve been practicing, leap back into action after an extended layoff due to spring break and rainouts this Wednesday, April 13, when they travel to Windsor for their SCL tri-meet openers against the host school and defending champion Petaluma.
Three of Sonoma Valley High School’s young spring sports teams had a rough afternoon of Sonoma County League road action on Tuesday, with the Sonoma softball girls and tennis boys suffering one-sided defeats to powers Petaluma and Casa Grande, respectively, while the golfing Dragon boys dropped a 223-235 decision to Analy.
Pacing the Sonoma boy golfers at the Santa Rosa Country Club course were senior A.J. Vitorelo’s nine-hole round of 40, junior RAB Byrd’s 44, junior Tyler Johnson’s 47, sophomore Justin Crockett’s 51, and sophomore Brian Hurley’s 53.
On Monday the golfing Dragons competed in the annual Ukiah Tournament and, while the team didn’t fare well with a combined 18-hole score of 500, Sonoma’s Hurley had a day to remember after firing his first-ever hole-in-one on the 132-yard fifth hole.
Sonoma was paced by Vitorelo’s 92, Byrd’s 94, Hurley’s 100, Johnson’s 103, and Crockett’s 111.
The Dragons played at Healdsburg’s Tayman Park course yesterday, with the results not available at presstime.
In their first SCL meeting at home, Sonoma’s tennis boys won only one match in losing 6-1 to defending champion Casa Grande. On Tuesday the Dragon netters, unfortunately, couldn’t muster even one win as Casa blanked them 7-0 in Petaluma.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses to the Gauchos were sophomore Sean Hall’s 2-6, 4-6 to Halligan at No. 1 singles; sophomore Stephen Montano’s 7-5, 2-6-2, 3-6 to Woods at No. 2 singles; senior David Cole’s 0-6, 2-6 Manfio at No. 3 singles; sophomore Peter Gray’s 1-6, 0-6 to Phan at No. 4 singles; junior Travis McRice’s and sophomore Aidan Lacy’s 1-6, 3-6 to Nanez and Ozhan at No. 1 doubles; seniors Walter Aldana’s and Mauricio De Haro’s 1-6, 3-6 to Udomsak and Whetstone at No. 2 doubles; and freshmen Gabe Rapozo’s and Saichin Naidoo’s 2-6, 4-6 to Battaglia and Skolnik at No. 3 doubles.
The tennis Dragons hosted SCL foe Healdsburg yesterday, with the results not available at presstime.
Sonoma’s softball girls opened SCL play last week by routing Healdsburg 17-3, but on Tuesday in Petaluma, they were the ones who were routed, with the Trojans erupting for nine first-inning runs en route to a 18-2 runaway win.
Pacing the Lady Dragons, who host nonleague Ursuline at 4 p.m. today on the high school field, were frosh Lindsey Rocha’s two-for-three, and a single each by sophomores Riley Ellis-Reis, Kendall Ashe and Zoe Gaarder.