Ramona’s tennis team went on the road and split in Valley League play as they lost to CIF powerhouse Mt. Carmel and beat Orange Glen.
“We are in third place in the Valley League,” said Ramona coach Doug Failla. “We are looking at a good run in the Division II team playoffs. We will be hosting the Valley League Individual Tournament at Riviera Oaks Resort.
“This is a young team that has played well and has been a joy to coach.”
Failla has been the Ramona High School Coach of the Year and is well-respected as one of the top tennis coaches in the California Interscholastic Federation.
Ramona played well in its 12-6 road loss to Mt. Carmel. Cameron Ruland continues to be one of the top singles players in the league, posting scores of 6-3, 6-3 and 6-0 to win three sets. Tyler McDonald went 0-6, 2-6 and 0-6. Daniel Streeter went 0-6, 1-6 and 2-2.
Tyler Davidson and John Shupe earned 2 team points by winning two sets with scores of 7-5, 1-6 and 6-2. Garrett Hatch and Chris Bowersox also won a team point by posting scores of 2-6, 3-6 and 6-4. Liam Swan and Chris Page went 2-6, 2-6 and 3-6.
The Bulldogs dominated Orange Glen on the Patriots’ courts in a 18-0 victory. Ramona’s singles players won all nine sets. Ruland had a perfect outing by going a stellar 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0. McDonald won three sets with outstanding scores of 6-0, 6-3 and 6-0. Streeter accounted for three team points with scores of 0-6 (injury default), 6-4 and 6-1.
The doubles teams also picked up 9 team points. Davidson and Shupe won three sets with identical scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1. Bowersox and Hatch teamed up to turn in scores of 6-0, 6-2 and 6-1. Page and Swan finished the route with scores of 6-4, 7-5 and 6-3.
The Dawgs are 7-7 on the year and 5-4 in the Valley League.