Sonoma boy netters win but golfers nipped
It was business as usual for the defending Sonoma County League champion Sonoma Valley High School tennis boys, who hit the SCL road on Tuesday and handled Healdsburg for an efficient 5-2 triumph by winning three of four singles matches, and taking two of three in doubles.
Unfortunately, for the Dragon boy golfers, their Tuesday encounter with Healdsburg resulted in a heartbreaking 235-239 SCL home loss at the Sonoma Golf Club.
The Dragons were paced by junior Dario Minatta’s nine-hole-round score of 44, sophomore Cyle Gusse’s 47, sophomore Christian Ballard’s 48, and senior Craig Gusse’s and sophomore Brett Sullivan’s 50 each.
Sonoma faced visiting Piner in an SCL dual yesterday – results not available at presstime – and will host tough nonleague foe Ukiah on Thursday, March 21, of next week’s spring break.
Leading the Dragon tennis boys past Healdsburg were senior Sean Hall’s 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Jensch at No. 2 singles; senior Connor Griggs-Demmin’s 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Smith at No. 3 singles; senior Liam Casey’s 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 topping of Nasselink at No. 4 singles; senior Griffin Hill’s and sophomore Caleb Horowitz’s 6-1, 6-4 win over Schroeder and Bursick at No. 1 doubles; and sophomore Magnus Forsythe’s and freshman Sam Sondheim’s 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Foley and Brem at No. 3 doubles.
Sonoma’s losses were suffered by senior Stephen Montano’s 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 to Bursick at No. 1 singles; and seniors Peter Gray’s and Aidan Lacy’s 3-6, 6-4, 2-10 (tiebreaker) to Cook and Smith at No. 2 doubles.
The Dragon netters had a bye yesterday and, after next week’s spring break, returns to action on Tuesday, March 26, when they face SCL foe El Molino in Forestville.