Bulldog tennis wins 3 league games, earns third seed in CIF playoffs

Ramona High tennis player Scotty Barber reacts quickly during a Palomar League game. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino
Ramona High tennis player Scotty Barber reacts quickly during a Palomar League game. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

Coach Doug Failla’s tennis team finished the season on a winning note and was rewarded for an outstanding season with the third seed in the Division II San Diego Section Playoffs.

The Bulldogs put together a 10-6 season and won three games in the tough Palomar League.

How tough is the Palomar League in tennis? Torrey Pines is the number one team in the section and was seeded number one in Division I. Rancho Bernardo is the number two seed. Westview is the number four seed in Division I. Poway got the fifth seed in Division I.

Mount Carmel was seeded number six in Division II and will play the Dawgs if both teams win  the opening round.

The Dawgs will open the playoffs against Abraham Lincoln Preparatory High School. The Hornets enter the playoffs with an 11-5 record.

Coach Failla is very proud of his team’s accomplishments.

“We have played a very demanding schedule and we have worked hard and have improved steadily. We entered league play undefeated and we won three games in the Palomar League. I am very proud of my team,” he said.

Ramona earned its tenth win by beating Mt. Carmel 13-5 in their final match in the Palomar League. Ramona will enter the Valley League in every sport but football next school year.

Daniel Streeter went 6-1, 6-3 and 6-0 from his number one singles position. Scotty Barber had scores of 3-6, 1-6 and 6-4. Christian Failla won two sets with scores of 6-3 and 6-0. Adam Mazzola took a team point with a score of 6-4.

John Shupe and Tyler McDonald won three sets by posting scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-1. Chad Martin and Nick Peterson won two team points with scores of 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2. Garrett Wilcox and Ricky Flores went 2-6 and then bounced back to win a tough 7-5 set. Joey Guzzino and Jack Melleker went 2-6.

   
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