Sonoma Valley’s tennis team stymies American Canyon in 7-0 sweep
The boys varsity tennis Dragons rebounded from their 2-7 loss to Vintage last week with a 7-0 sweep of American Canyon on Thursday, March 7. They now hold a 2-1 record heading into a week full of serves and returns with three games on the schedule.
But the trip to American Canyon was worth it for the Dragons, to revive their confidence and help them prepare for a return match against Vintage later this month, on March 28.
“Great play from the Dragons on a cold and windy day in American Canyon,” said Coach Walt Williams.
All of the matches were settled without the unsettling 10-point tiebreaker match, which VVAL coaches adopted this season. If the match score is tied 1-1 after two sets, the final set is played with different scoring, the first player or team to reach 10 points declared the winner.
In singles play, Trevor Griggs-Demmin (S) defeated Billy Biondini 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Erik Serbicki (S) downed Eduardo Perez 6-0, 6-4; Sam Weisiger (S) beat Joseph Biondini 6-1, 6-0; and Sky Staes (S) topped Evan Valdez 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles matches also went Sonoma Valley’s way, as Lucas Llodra/Julian Hewitt (S) stopped Jose Lopez/KJ Ferguson 6-2, 7-5; Reed Hewitt/Dominik Garcia (S) defeated Yao Yanez/Javier Vazquez 6-1, 6-0; Tristan Anderson/Nico Catanzaro (S) beat G. Sandlu/Victor Secaida 6-4, 6-2. An exhibition doubles match found Sonoma winning with Mason Cox/Jack Turner (S) over P. Sidhu/J. Corpus 6-1
With the storm door closing, it’s a busy week ahead for the Dragon tennis teams. On Monday they met Napa at the high school (results too late), on Wednesday, March 13, they play Justin Sienna, followed by a Thursday meeting with Petaluma.