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Tennis Team Wins Two


Hosting Calaveras on Tuesday, March 8, it was a Cougar sweep on the tennis courts, winning 9-0.

Playing for the Cougars and getting the wins were Taylor Laugero and Josie Redberg at girls singles, Everardo Peralta and Michael Medina at boys singles. Girls doubles were winners in straight sets, the top pairing of Mia DeVecchio and Nicole Sarkozy and the number two team of Brooklyn Berry and Allison Rigg. Number one boys doubles David Martinez and Trenton Busch, number two Josiah Beltran and Tommy Pangan were all winners, as were the mixed doubles of Jairo Duran and Courtney Ney, who won 6-0, 6-0.

“David and Trenton played really well. They lost to the same boys in three sets the last time we played them, but this time around, the boys played smarter and stronger together,” said head coach Staci Diaz. “I was really proud that they didn’t give up and stayed focused.”

Wednesday on the road at Bret Harte, EHS won 8-1 with the lone loss coming in boys number one singles, Peralta battling to a 3-6, 4-6 loss.

Winners were Laugero and Redberg in girls singles, DeVecchio and Sarkozy, Berry and Rigg in girls doubles. Medina won at number two boys singles, with Martinez and Busch, Beltran and Pangan winning in boys doubles.

Mixed doubles saw Trent Berchtold and Courtney Ney pair up for a 6-0, 6-0 win.

“Courtney and Trent were told last minute they would be playing together,” noted Diaz. “It was Trent’s first match, and he played well. Ney and Berchtold made a great team.”

The Cougars are scheduled to start Trans-Valley League play on Friday, March 18 on the road against Riverbank.