By Bill Tamburrino
The Bulldog tennis team picked up two victories on the road as they beat Valley Center in a Valley League match and then beat Rancho Buena Vista in a non-league match.
The Dawgs beat Valley Center 15-3 Thursday. The singles players picked up 8 of 9 team points. Adam Mazzola was dominant as he posted scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0. Garrett Wilcox stepped up his game and went 6-2, 6-0 and 6-1. Andrew Giordino went 0-6 and came back to win a tie-breaker 7-6 (7-4) and then cruised to a 6-3 set.
In doubles action, Chad Martin and Seneca Utech won three sets by going 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0. Joey Guzzino and Albert Austin picked up 2 team points by going 6-3, 3-6 and 6-0. Erik Taft and James Janak also took two sets from the Jaguars by going 3-6, 6-2 and 6-0.
On Tuesday, the Dawgs beat Rancho Buena Vista 11-7.
“Everybody played well and contributed to the win,” coach Rose Darrough said. “I am very happy with the progress that we made. We improved greatly over last week.”
Mazzola had another outstanding match as he won three sets with scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0. Wilcox also won 3 team points by posting scores of 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1. Giordino picked up a team point by going 4-6, 2-6 and 6-3.
Martin and Utech won two sets by going 6-2, 3-6 and 6-4. Gussino and Austin picked up a valuable point by posting scores of 4-6, 6-4 and 3-6. Janak and Taft went 2-6, 6-4 and 1-6 and added another team point.
The tennis team is scheduled to play Del Norte at Riviera Oaks on March 25 at 3:15 p.m.