Ramona High’s boys tennis continues winning streak
By Bill Tamburrino
Coach Doug Failla’s Bulldog tennis team won two matches as it opened Valley League play and participated in a non-league match. Ramona is now 5-1 on the year and 1-0 in league matches.
“We played very well as a team. Both wins were impressive team victories,” said Failla when asked to single out an individual or two for kudos. One doesn’t have to see the scores at Ramona matches to see that the tennis team is a close knit group that has excellent esprit de corps.
The varsity tennis team beat Valley League rival Orange Glen 16-2 in the league opener. The singles players dominated play as they took all 9 team points.
Daniel Streeter had a perfect day as he won all three of his sets by 6-0 scores. The southpaw served 16 aces on the day. Christian Failla and Garrett Wilcox also had three set win days. Failla posted scores of 6-0, 6-1, and 6-0. Wilcox went 6-1, 6-4, and 6-0.
Streeter thinks that this year’s success comes from within.
“As a team we are very motivated. Having a legitimate chance of winning every time we go on the court sparks our motivation,” he said.
The starting doubles team won seven sets. Ricky Flores and Nick Peterson won 3 team points with scores of 6-3, 6-1, and 6-0. Jack Mellecker and Chad Martin won three sets with scores of 6-0, 6-4, and 6-0. Adam Mazzola and Shay Alwan played one set together and posted a 6-0 score. Alwan then joined Stephen Janak and went 3-6 and 4-6.
The Dawgs continued their winning streak as they beat Serra on the road 13-5 in a non-league match.
Streeter continued to play well as he won all three sets. The senior left- hander posted scores of 6-3, 6-0, and 6-0. Failla won 2 team points by going 4-6, 6-0, and 6-1. Wilcox also won two sets with scores of 3-6, 6-3, and 6-0.
Flores and Peterson won three sets for the second time in a week with identical scores of 6-2. Mellecker and Martin won 2 team points by going 0-6, 6-1, and 6-0. Mazzola and Alwan went 4-6 and 6-4. Janak and Alwan went 3-6.
The Bulldogs will have two matches this week and then take a Spring Break.
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- Boys tennis team debuts with victory over San Pasqual
- Tennis team drops matches to league foes
- Tennis scores 2 more wins before league
- Bulldog tennis team starts season with four wins
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