Ramona High School’s varsity tennis team faced the top two teams in the Palomar League and the CIF and lost both matches of the season to Rancho Bernardo (10-2, 2-1) and Torrey Pines (11-2, 4-0).
The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season on the road at Rancho Bernardo by dropping a 13-5 decision. Christian Failla was the only Bulldog to win two sets. The junior posted scores of 0-6, 6-3 and 6-2. Daniel Streeter went 1-6, lost a tough set 5-7 and rallied to win a set with a score of 6-4. Scotty Barber rounded out the singles action with scores of 2-6, 2-6 and 4-6.
In doubles action, John Shupe and Tyler McDonald suffered their first losses of the season. The senior duo went 4-6, 4-6 and rallied to win a set with a 7-5 score. Chad Martin and Nick Peterson won one team point by going 0-6, 0-6 and 6-3. Garrett Wilcox and Ricky Flores went 0-6, 1-6 and 1-6.
Torrey Pines traveled up the mountain undefeated in league play and improved on their standings in league with a 17-1 defeat of the Dawgs.
Captains Shupe and McDonald won Ramona’s team point as they played well and went 4-6, 1-6 and 6-4. Martin and Peterson went 2-6, 1-6 and 1-6. Wilcox and Flores went 2-6 and 0-6 while Jack Melleker and Joey Guzzino played one set and went 0-6.
In singles action, Streeter went 2-6, 2-6 and 0-6. Adam Mazzola went 0-6. Failla went 0-6 and 0-6. Barber carded scores of 0-6, 4-6 and 2-6.