The Sonoma Valley High boys tennis team continues its winning ways, defeating Analy in a Tuesday match at the Sebastopol high school’s courts.
Though the final score showed a comfortable margin for the Dragons, Coach Walt Williams admitted it was touch-and-go for a while there.
“After winning three out of four singles matches, all three doubles teams were losing,” he said, “but the boys managed to pull out two of the three matches for a 5-2 win.”
The Dragons took three out of four singles matches, and one of their two doubles victories in a tie-breaker third set.
In singles play, the only Sonoma loss came when Analy’s Aiden Tower-Rogers needed three sets to defeat senior Matt McKale 7-6, (7-0), 6-4. Then sophomore Erik Serbiki beat Tommy Howley 6-3, 6-1; senior Elias Sosa-Mercado downed Matt Davidson 6-3, 6-4; and senior Andrew McKale topped Nathan Flood 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles play opened with sophomore Sam Weisiger and senior Ben Finley topping Ben Landucci and Aidan Briggs of Analy, 6-3, 6-4. But the Tiger team of Jonathan Taggart and Louis Valenzuela came back to defeat sophomore Silvan Kopp and junior Nate Momsen 5-7, 6-1, 10-8 (tiebreaker for third set due to time).
The deal was sealed when Dragon seniors Javier Rico and Corbin Cook recovered from a shut-out first set to defeat Analy’s Sean Connick and Ethan Wesselkamp 0-6, 6-3, 13-11.
Things slow down for the Dragon netters in the next week, before they get back on the courts for a match against El Molino on March 28, followed by Healdsburg on March 31, both to be held in Sonoma.