RHS tennis faces first losses of the season

Singles player Daniel Streeter serves at Riviera Oaks against Torrey Pines. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Singles player Daniel Streeter serves at Riviera Oaks against Torrey Pines. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

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.

—Bill Tamburrino

   
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